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3D Printing

The McGill Library's 3D Printing Guide

3D Modeling

3D Modeling Software

The following CAD (computer-aided design) software is all available for free. Check them out to get started creating your own 3D models or modifying existing ones:

  • Tinkercad - A simple web-based 3D modeling platform
  • SketchUp - Another simple CAD modelling software
  • Blender - Used more for animation but exports to 3D printable formats too
  • AutoCAD - Used a lot in architecture specifically, students can get a free Autodesk account
  • OnShape - Good free online CAD software, for more advanced users

3D Scanning

There is one Matter & Form 3D scanner in the Research Commons. This can be booked by email

For help, watch the tutorial below:

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