3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and Makerbot

3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and Makerbot

By: Lydia Sloan Cline (author)Paperback

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Master the art of 3D printing with step-by-step examples and hands-on DIY projects 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot leads inventors, crafters, and entrepreneurs through the process of creating with free software from Autodesk, a leading provider of modeling software, and Makerbot, a leading "prosumer" 3D printer. The book covers six apps: Design, Catch, Meshmixer, Tinkercad, Make, and the CNC Utility. You'll learn how to make solid, mesh, and reality capture models and how to turn them into 3D prints, laser cutting patterns, and construction drawings. The newcomer to modeling will find fun projects, clear, easy-to-read text, and screenshots showing everything from installing the software to admiring the finished product. Accompanying videos and digital files make this book truly "hands on."

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About Author

Lydia Sloan Cline (Overland Park, KS) has been happily using Autodesk products since AutoCAD version 1.0 was released. She went from plotting her ideas on a flatbed table with pens in robotic arms to sketching them with modeling software and 3D printers. Lydia works for architecture firms, teaches college, judges competitive technology events, and wants you to join the huge community of makers and creators. She is the author of three textbooks: Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers; Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers; and SketchUp for Interior Design. She teaches Autodesk 123D and MakerBot classes for Johnson County Community College.

Contents

Foreword Chapter 1 Hello, Maker! What is Making? What, Exactly, is a Modeling Program? Mesh vs. Solid Models So Tell Me About the Autodesk 123D Suite Already! File Formats What is a 3D Printer? What is a CNC Machine? What is a Maker Space? So What's This Book About? What You Need, Computer-Wise to Run the 123d Suite Free and Pay Accounts Download 123 Design Desktop and Print Utility Sites to Check Out Chapter 2 Getting Started with 123D Design Open 123D Design Desktop Sketch plane Menu Bar Sign In/Help View Cube Navigation Panel Online Kits Window Snap and Units Units Chapter 3 Model It! 123D Design Projects How to Select and Erase Studded Bangle Bracelet Move, Rotate and Copy with the Box Gizmo Sketching: Tools, Planes and Editing Sketches vs. 2D Primitives Sun Sculpture Wall Decoration The Loft Tool Combining Solids Import a Picture File Star Cookie Cutter Jell-O Mold Tray Peace Sign Pendant Personalized Business Card Pacman Upload a File to Your 123D Account Model vs. Project Pinky Insert a File into an Open File Frog in a Tea Cup Summary Sites to Check Out Chapter 4 Generate Construction Documents with LayOut What is Autocad 360? Getting Started with LayOut The Design Screen Interface Add Text and Dimensions to the Drawing Layers Download and Print The Sheets Screen Interface Summary Sites to Check Out Chapter 5 Capture It! with 123D Catch What is 123D Catch? What Can You Catch? How to Photograph a Subject Catch on the iPhone/iPad The Catch Screen Submit the Catch Download the Capture Troubleshooting the iPhone/iPad App Open the Catch Web App The Web App Interface Edit and Repair with the Web App Troubleshooting the Web App The Catch Desktop App The Marketplace The Desktop App Interface Make an Animation Customize an Animation Manually Stitch Photos into the Photoscene Making and Deleting Reference Points Scale the Capture Add a Dimension Line Troubleshooting the Desktop App Export the Catch Summary Sites to Check Out Chapter 6 Mix it Up! with 123D Meshmixer The Interface Import a Textured Donut Model The Object Browser Box Navigating the Workspace Rotate the Donut with the Transform Tool Analyze the Donut Model with the Inspector Tool The Select Tool: Lassos and Brushes Facegroups Heal the Donut Model Scale the Donut Model Import the Chapter 5 Glass Head Capture to Make a Candy Jug The Plane Cut Tool The Plane Cut Tool's Slice Option Select and Smooth Change Face Texture with the Shader Tool Make the Mesh Visible and Reduce Its Density Make a Hole with the Stamp Tool Make a Custom Stamp Model a Bead Flip the Front (Normal) and Use Allow Back Faces Add and Extrude a Stamp to Pierce the Sphere Make the Bead Hole with Boolean Difference Add a Stencil to the Bead Modify Pacman with Volume Brushes Export the Model Duplicate and Modify Pinky The Object Browser Box Again The Meshmix Parts Bin Add a Parts Bin Arm to Pinky Mirror the Parts Bin Arm Duplicate the Original and Mirrored Arms Combine the Pinky Models with their Arms Summary Sites to Check Out Chapter 7 For the Kids! Tinkercad The Interface Tinker a Building Block Tinker Basics: Drag, Delete, Select, Move and Save Change the Block's Size with the Manipulators Snap Parts Together with the Workplane Make the Studs with the Cylinder Part Make a Hole with the Hole Part and Grouping Copy and Smart Duplicate The Ruler The Dashboard Download Options Tinker a Happy Stamp with the Align and Mirror Tools Tinker a Happy Ring with an Imported SVG File Tinker Other People's Models Import an Stl File of a Phone Case and Customize It Manage Large Files by Removing Memory History Tinkercad as an Stl File Repairer Shape Generators Summary Sites to Check Out Chapter 8 Fabricate It! with 123D Make and the CNC Utility Send a model to Make and make a cut pattern Prepare a model for fabrication to a CNC machine Send assembly parts to an online fabrication service Chapter 9 Print It! with Meshmixer, Makerbot and Service Bureaus How to generate stl and obj files from all apps Send a file from Design, Catch, Make, and Meshmixer Send a file from Tinkercad to a service bureau Prepare the drawings: Inspector, Remesh Discuss resolution, tolerances, overhangs, bridges, supports Set up a Makerbot Replicator 2 (install extruder, filament, level the build plate, attach filament spool, attach to computer) Discuss and download Makerware/Makerbot Desktop software Discuss what Shapeways, Pocono, imaterialise are; differences Discuss PLA filament: limitations/benefits, safety concerns, cost, how to store it Troubleshoot

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780071833479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780071833479
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0071833471

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