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Lieutenant-Colonel

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I know that some of you do 3D cad and I would like to know which software would be best suited for a novice with a 3D printer?

 

                                    THE OLD LANCER



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I haven't tried it much yet but Rhino CAD is commonly used for modelling work. You can get a free trial download before investing as well.
Mike

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I also work with Rhino 3D.

I am not a professional, but here are some thoughts what you might want to consider if you plan to draw on your own:
You may want to read about practical differences between surface vs. solid modeling systems before you invest a lot of money. Choosing surface modeling (as Rhino does) does have some implications for your workflow.
You also want to find out if you need a parametric modeler, as Rhino doesn't have this, at least without purchasing add-ons.

Personally, I am happy with Rhino, especially for the price of the educational license (that you can use for commercial work), but I needed some time to learn that the two points above make life more complicated if you don't consider them from the beginnig of a drawing.

Thorsten

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