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easiest to learn, yet most powerful app is still SelfCAD
Hi there, what I like most about 123D Design is that hollowing objects is quite easy. If you're ordering with online 3D printing services (that use SLS printers), hollowing a 3D model is really important and saves a lot of money.123D Design has a super easy hollowing function to make this happen. You can hollow any shape by clicking on ‘modify’ and ‘shell’. You can then select how big the hollowed space will be and how thick the walls will remain (see more here: https://i.materialise.com/blog/save-money-with-3d-....Since Tinkercad follows the 'LEGO approach' following an object can be hard to sheer impossible. However, Tinkercad still is easier to use for people who create their first 3D print (i.e. here: https://i.materialise.com/blog/tinkercad-3d-printi...Hope this helps!
Maybe this thread is dead since it's a year old, but anyway:
I've been playing with both softwares more recently, almost a year since the last time I did anything productive with either of them, and I have to give it to Tinkercad. 123D Design, even if it's more featured, is constantly slow on my computer, if not completely closing. Tinkercad is immensely easy to use, and now that I've figured out how to import STL's from Inkscape, and found a collection of community-written object-generator scripts, I doubt I'll be using 123D Design anytime soon. Unless it's had updates that I haven't seen yet to fix the slowness.
Posted:Jun 7, 2013
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