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    G'day all,

    I apologise if this has been covered before (If so, could someone please direct me there).

    I'm trying to design some simple 3D objects that I can print on a 3D printer.

    I kind of put the cart before the horse and bought a 3D printer from ALDI (The supermarket, of all places). This printer uses Cura software which can print files with

    .dae, and
    .amf extensions.

    I have some Corel CAD software but am struggling with it.

    Does anyone have suggestions of "easier to use" 3D software that I could then output to my 3D printer?

    Thanks in advance,


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    • #3
      You might try Blender, the advantages being that it's free and something else to try that will export to the formats you mentioned. As far as "easier to use" is concerned, there is no such thing. 3D applications are notoriously complex, mind-numbing and difficult to learn.


      • #4
        Easy within 3D designing isn't exactly a "thing". Most 3D applications are complex, and will take some time getting used to the settings, controls, etc.
        You should definitely try out Blender, as above posted.

        If you eventually feel as though you're getting somewhere within 3D design, you should check out Cinema 4D. Definitely one of the best software out there and will help you out a ton.


        • #5
          I read the links, thanks very much. Thanks for the tip for Blender. I'll download it when I get home tomorrow and let you know how it worked out.



          • #6
            Thanks again for the tip for Blender. In only a day or two I managed to design what I wanted. Compared with Corel CAD where I'd been getting no-where fast after several months.






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