[Lab] New free 3D modeler from Autodesk

Paul & Andrea Mumby themumbys at gmail.com
Fri May 27 16:23:59 EDT 2011

I tweeted about this app a little while ago (I believe in response to Andrew
Plumb who tweeted it before me if I'm not mistaken). It actually looks like
a fantastic app, I've played with it a bit, just to feel it out. Adds a lot
of capability that sketchup is missing for more advanced projects. At the
cost of a little bit more complexity (but it's still fairly easy to use).

It is definitely targeted at makers, it already plays nice with 3D Printers
and CNC quite well, without 3rd party plugins to worry about to get things

Will be interesting to see where they go with this one!

- Paul

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Emily Daniels <emily.daniels at gmail.com>wrote:

> This came across another list I'm on and I thought it would interest some
> on this list-
> Emily
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> From: Gui Cavalcanti
> Date: Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM
> Subject: [sprout-discuss] New free 3D modeler from Autodesk
> To: discuss at artisansasylum.com, DorkbotBoston at googlegroups.com,
> sprout-discuss at googlegroups.com
> All,
> It looks like Autodesk went a little maker-crazy and designed a free
> software tool specifically for us! It's based off of Autodesk Inventor and
> looks to have a lot of surface modeling components to it in addition to
> solid modeling ability. It also has resources for acquiring community-made
> models, and services for 3D printing or lasercutting your models - it looks
> like they might even have a part of the program devoted to doing things like
> cut your model up to be assembled out of lasercut pieces. But.. I infer this
> from the picture on their splash page.
> Regardless, feast your eyes!
> http://www.123dapp.com/
> I'd like to sit down with it and get comfortable, and maybe teach a class
> at the Asylum in it.
> -Gui
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