I needed wire guides to make a project look more clean.  I designed my own (less than $.05 in plastic and six minutes print time) and can print them in colors and sizes to suit my needs.

In this instructable, I will show how I used Autodesk 123D (free) to design a part.

What I do is "start with a box" and remove everything that is not a wire guide.

Follow along--you'll see that it's easy.

Design files available here:


Step 1:

First, go to "Primitives" and select "Box."
Looks very good, but there's one thing I don't understand. Why are you photographing the screen instead of taking screenshots?
I'm using an older PC version of 123 on a simulator on a Mac...sometimes the whole thing locks up when I take screen shots--so it's easier to just grab a camera . . .

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