how much does the average 3d print service cost in 123D?

I want to make a prototype but have no Idea how much this 3D print would cost.

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oldmicah4 years ago
This falls into the not a trivial question category. :) You will have to specify the material, the resolution (tolerance) you want the model printed at, how big it is, and how much material is required. This will determine what type of printer is used and how long it will take, which are going to be prime factors in the cost. Also be aware that some models print better on certain printers.

My advice is to look on shapeways for something similar to what you are printing and that should at least give you a rough guess. If you already have a model, I think that you can upload the model and get a quick quote on it.

Best of luck!
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
how do I get ViaCad v6 files to work on it
export to STL... STL accepted just about everywhere.
and yes. I just signed up for a free shapeways account and you can upload it and get a quote. (here are the limitations of the site (today))


Uploading 3D files:
Maximum size: 64 MB or 1 million polygons
Filetypes: DAE, OBJ, STL, X3D, X3DB, X3DV, WRL
Color printing: DAE, WRL, X3D, X3DB, X3DV
For textures: GIF, JPG, PNG
ZIP: Containing filetypes above
Privacy: Product will be private by default
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
thanks again it worked I will have my prototype made soon
Awesome! Best of luck!
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
it just came in!!! my prototype
Awesome. So the print was good and the prototype is what you needed? Congrats: it's still like six kinds of magic to me.
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
yeah I used shapeways to do the print
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
thank you I sort of feel as if I am repeating myself lol
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
I will try that thank you
nerd7473 (author)  oldmicah4 years ago
thanks for the info
rickharris4 years ago
Ask a suitable supplier they won't charge you for a quote.
nerd7473 (author)  rickharris4 years ago
what about shapeways?