Creating a 3D Model for 3D printing

There are many ways to create a model. You can create a 3D model by using professional CAD software or popular 3D modeling packages. You can create an object with user-friendly and free 3D design software and apps. Whatever software you use, you should keep in mind that creating a 3D model for 3D printing is not the same as creating a 3D animation model. Sculpteo has several tutorials that you can refer to when creating 3D models for a 3D printer within the 3D software you choose.

Below you will find some examples of the 3D design software you can use. These are just our suggestions but feel free to create a 3D model in any 3D software package that can export to any file format that we accept!

Here is a list of software you can use to create your 3D model:

  • AutoCAD
  • Solidworks
  • Catia
  • Rhinoceros
  • Inventor
  • Alias
  • OnShape
  • Space Claim
  • 3DS Max
  • Maya
  • ZBrush
  • Cinema 4D
  • MODO
  • Sketchup
  • Blender
  • Sculptris
  • OpenSCAD
  • FreeCAD
  • TinkerCAD
  • Meshmixer

 Discover our full list of Free CAD software.