How to Design

There are a wide variety of programs and tools available to help you and your students create designs to be printed on our 3D printers.


  • TinkerCAD: Online-based, create account with Google login
    • Learn: There are an assortment of basic skills, tutorials, lessons, projects, and videos right on TinkerCAD to make it easy to get your students learning how to use the tool. It has been a big hit with students who are self directed learners or 
    • Teach: If you have many students using TinkerCAD, using this feature makes it easy to see what they are working on.
  • 3DTin
  • Blender
  • SketchUp
  • Autodesk 123D


  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion
  • FreeCAD
  • OpenSCAD


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