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3D Printing Software

Autodesk Fusion Inventor

This is the 3d printing software you can use to design real world sized 3D models.

After you design your item, you export it as a .STL file for Slic3r.

Autodesk Fusion Inventor for Mac - Mac App Store
Autodesk Fusion Inventor for PC

Autodesk Fusion 360

The is the next generation of Fusion Inventor.

It's free for 90 days. And after a quick search online has an article saying it will cost $25 per user, per month. There is other software you can unlock for more cash, all the way up to $200 per month, per user for everything.

I really like this 3d printing software, I'm going to continue to use it.

Get Autodesk Fusion 360

Fusion 360 Training Videos & Tutorials


Slic3r is what converts your .STL file to Gcode, which is loaded into Printrun, or onto an SD card if your printer has one available.

This is free 3d printing software, and the source code is even open sourced.

Github Repository -or- Compiled at

Kliment / Printrun

This is the desktop application to drive your printer over a USB connection.

Github Repository -or- Compiled Mac/PC (Printrun-Mac-12July2013 worked for me)


3d printing software to create solid models... with code!

Free and open source. Learn more about OpenSCAD in this post.

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