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I am looking for a cheap, preferably free, program or suggested work flow to make changes or additions to a STL. The particular interest right now is a small mouse that I download from Thingiverse that I'd like to add a block letter to. Something I'm trying to do for an event at my dog club. I want to print it in green with a block "Q" on its rump. I have windows 7 and 8.1 along with Linux Mint and will soon have an Afinia printer.

Thanks in advance for any pointers,
Curt

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MakinThings (author)2016-02-05

for free and easy, you can use sketchip and add the STL importer plugin from their plugin library.

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Downunder35m (author)MakinThings2016-02-05

I would add some ketchup assuming your mobile fooled you with the spellchecker ;)

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MakinThings (author)Downunder35m2016-02-05

hahaha, wish I could like comments. :p

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little.g.ban (author)2014-11-29

I'd use tinkercad: Its free, web based, has a pre-built text set... Oh yeah and it modifies STL... Although this is probably solved by now...

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I'll second you on this one. Tinkercad fits the bill perfectly here. This may be old, but we all know how the internet works, this might help people in the future with this same question.

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-04-03

Take your pick of any of the free 3D modeling options such as Autodest 123D and Google Sketchup.

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CurtWG (author)mpilchfamily2014-04-03