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3D Printers

1. Blender

Blender is available via AppsAnywhere. Log into https://myapps.fgcu.edu using your FGCU credentials, hover over Blender, and click Launch which will allow the program to run.


3D Modeling is a necessary part of creating your own 3D Printable files. Blender is free, open source, 3D Modeling software that can help you turn your own ideas into reality.


Blender 2.8 Beginner Tutorial

Learning how to 3D model can be a daunting task, fortunately there are free youtube tutorials to help you take on this challenge.

Preparing blender files for 3d printing

Preparing a 3d model for printing can be a challenge, and printing a demo version takes time. Make sure your model is prepared before it goes to print.

2. Autodesk Tinkercad

Autodesk Tinkercad is available for free as an online suite of tools to assist in the 3D development process.


Autodesk Tinkercad beginner tutorial

Learn how to use Tinkercad to create your 3D designs in this 9 minute tutorial.

Autodesk Tinkercad 3D modeling tutorial

Tinkercad is free online software tools that help with the design process for 3D Modeling.