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CAD & File Preparation

A selection of pratical articles that help you prepare your designs to get started with rapid prototyping.


3D Modeling CAD Software
3D Modeling CAD Software
Learn about the differences between the different types of available 3D modelling CAD software (solid modelling, surface modelling and sculpting) and choose the right tool for your application.
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Simulations in 3D Printing
Simulations in 3D Printing
Learn about the benefits and current state-of-the-art of 3D printing simulations. This article describes why, what and how to use simulations in 3D printing and gives tips to help you get started.
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Understand and fix common STL file errors
Understand and fix common STL file errors
Learn what are the most common errors you may encounter while exporting a model for 3D printing and how to fix them.
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How to prepare a technical drawing for CNC machining
How to prepare a technical drawing for CNC machining
A practical guide to preparing technical drawings for CNC machining. Learn why technical drawings are important and how to correctly prepare one.
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