[update] Added: FreeCad and Autodesk Fusion 360.
At our MakerSpace, I am often asked for advice about what should someone use in order to create 3D objects for 3D printing.
There is not just one single answer because it depends on a few parameters so I made a little decision chart:
Please share your choices and advices in the comments.
The 3D files are there as exemples:
- The octopus is a Typical exemple of what you would use an the softwares on the left side for (organic shapes).here it was with Blender.
- The "central part" is a typical exemple of what you would use the softwares on the right for (precise dimensions). Here it was with Cubify Design
It is certainly not exhaustive or objective but it is based on quite a lot of reading, interviews and experiences.
This is a troll-friendly subject so please stay constructive in your suggestions to improve this decision tree.