Are you ready to start designing your own parts & models? Need help perfecting your designs? Here are a few products and websites for the more advanced users of Wanhao 3D printers.
We like to recommend Google Sketchup as a great overall CAD & STL designer because it's simple to learn, very robust, and there are plenty of resources for online instruction (youtube
is a great source). Oh, and it's also FREE! To export your models from Google Sketchup into STL files you will need to download their STL Extension found HERE
Netfabb offers a variety of 3D printing services but one of their best happens to be FREE! They offer a cloud oriented repair of your STL files. No need to download anything just upload your file and their program will handle the repair online.
MIcrosoft's 3D Builder is a free app that is feature-rich and quickly gaining popularity in the 3D printing world. This app has a clean user interface and can handle most of the usual 3D file editing tasks. However, the coolest feature is being able to 3D scan objects (or yourself) using a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor
. Requires Windows 8.1+.