Autodesk 123D Design delivers 3D Modelling for the masses
14 November 2012
Autodesk 123D Design is a free* 3D modelling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print it, whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.
The software uses natural interactions for creation and editing, allowing users to design things easily without having to learn complex CAD concepts. It helps users get their projects started by providing base shapes and example models, moving them quickly beyond the blank screen and into the design. Using natural interactions to add objects to the canvas and assemble parts together, users can enjoy the design process and create their own 3D-printable designs.
123D Design also includes pre-set kits, such as “Robots” or “Houses” that are a fun way to experiment with design ideas or become more familiar with design concepts. More kits are available online from the 123D web site.
123D Design is available on web, mobile and desktop, so users have the freedom to choose how and where they will make something. 123D Design also lets users go from design to 3D print with just a few taps or clicks.
Part of the Autodesk 123D family of apps, 123D Design allows users to take advantage of a connected group of Autodesk software, fabrication services for 3D printing and laser cutting, and a community of like-minded makers focused on making a wide variety of projects using 3D design and personal fabrication.
123D Design, 123D Make, 123D Catch, and 123D Sculpt are directly connected across platforms and products through 'My Projects' - cloud storage for all 123D design projects - where users can save and access the things they’ve made, or objects other people have made and shared with the community. The 123D community is home to thousands of models shared by nearly 300,000 members from around the world, and it is growing every day.
The Autodesk 123D Design App is available for free* from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The Mac version of 123D Design is available for free* from the Mac App Store.
*Subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software
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