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Posted · Basic shape creation

That is a very broad question. Please let us know a type of example of what you want to create so we can guide you better. There are a lot of choices of program types depending on what your final intent would be. 🙂

 

And welcome 🙂 this is a cool place.

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    Posted · Basic shape creation

    Do *not* use SketchUp: this might seem to work well in the editor, but it will be an endless nightmare, as soon as it comes to printing, because it always creates defective models. Big no-no.

     

    I use DesignSpark Mechanical: this is freeware, only requiring registration. Good for geometric shapes like machine parts. It is easy to learn, and there are lots of good tutorial videos on Youtube. Not suitable for organic shapes.

     

    Other people prefer other programs.

     

    Search on Youtube for 3D CAD software tutorials, and try a program of which the workflow appeals to you. Expect some learning curve: 3D-software is complex. But once you can create your own things, it is very rewarding.

     

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    Posted · Basic shape creation

    This still holds up as the best CAD advice - answer the questions and you will find the best CAD for you.

     

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