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Useful 3D Printing Programs

Updated on January 25, 2021

There are a variety of software programs and online services you may use in helping you bring your creations to life. Here is a list of some of the programs we have used. Deltaprintr does not endorse or offer support for third-party applications.

Netfabb #

A great tool for cleaning up and repairing models. Sometimes you may notice that although the model looks fine in 3D when imported to Cura, it does not slice properly. Certain layers may be missing or holes may be closed when viewing the sliced layers. Sometimes you will also notice that your printer constantly crashes in the same exact spot, this may be because the Gcode that was generated is not correct. Netfabb’s free online model repair is usually able to fix these problems.

Fusion 360 #

Developed by Autodesk, Fusion 360 is a powerful program that is packed with features for the beginner to the professional user.

Sketchup #

This is a simple, yet powerful program originally developed by google for creating basic 3D models.

Meshmixer #

Another great free online tool developed by Autodesk for 3D modeling. Slightly outdated, but still offers a few unique features.

123D Apps #

Developed by Autodesk, 123D is an ecosystem of a variety of apps to help you model and sculpt your creations.

Octoprint #

If you’re looking to connect to your printer via ethernet or wirelessly so you can mange it from anywhere, take a look at Octoprint, which is a web interface solution for 3D printers.