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Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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CHAPTER16

Modeling Techniques and Best Practices

In This Chapter

  • Designing assemblies
  • Tips for successful 3D modeling
  • How to create models for 3D printing

Just knowing the CAD commands isn’t enough if you want to have an enjoyable 3D modeling experience. It’s also important to get a good grasp of the workflow used by CAD designers. With a good workflow, you’ll be able to design anything with enough patience. Everyone has their own modeling style, and you’ll develop your own. But with this chapter, I give you a good starting point to get you on your way.

Premodeling

Before you actually start modeling anything, you want to have a good picture ...

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