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3D Printing Guidelines

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Creating a 3D Model

A guide for submitting 3D print jobs.

Software

 

Creating a 3D Model

There are many tools for designing your own 3D model for printing. Remember to export your design as an .STL file.

  • Tinkercad- Free web- based 3D modeling tool. You can also download designs from other users to print. 
  • SketchUp Free- a web-based 3D modeling tool.
  • Makerbot- This software allows you to prepare your model for printing. This software is available for use in the Digital Studio, located in the Thomas P. O'Neill Library, room 205.
  • Agisoft Photoscan- This photogrammetry software generates 3D models and textures from digital photographs. This software is available for use in the Digital Studio, located in the Thomas P. O'Neill Library, room 205.

 

Browse 3D Designs

There are many online repositories for 3D designs that you can print, we have listed a few below. Be sure to only use models that are labeled as "Creative Commons" or have other open-access type licenses. If you are unsure of a model's copyright, feel free to contact the 3D printing group for guidance: 3dprinting@bc.edu.