Free Web Tools


3D Design

  • Autodesk 123D - For people who want to make things themselves, Autodesk 123D is free 3D modeling software integrated with content community sharing and fabrication services.
  • Blender - Home of the open source 3D graphics and animation software. Official Blender downloads, galleries, conferences, tutorials, and links.
  • GrabCAD - Develop great products faster with 3D printing solutions, free CAD models, and access to the world's largest community of engineers, designers and manufacturers.
  • Onshape - Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team simultaneously work together using a web browser, phone or tablet.
  • OpenSCAD - Write simple code to generate 3D printable designs that can include geometric objects, text, and modifiable dimensions.
  • Rhino - Rhino can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids in Windows. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size. Rhino also supports Polygon meshes and point clouds.
  • Sculptris - Use your mouse to sculpt lifelike characters and other organic shapes from a virtual ball of clay.
  • Tinkercad - Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

3D Learning

  • Instructables - Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

3D Projects

  • E-nable - Get help finding the perfect 3D printer to create e-NABLE Community devices in your classroom, library or home and support at the same time!

3D Repositories

  • GrabCAD - Develop great products faster with 3D printing solutions, free CAD models, and access to the world's largest community of engineers, designers and manufacturers.
  • MyMiniFactory - Download free - 100% tested - 3D printable objects created by talented designers from around the world. Share your ideas and designs and grow your profile and become a part of the 3D printing community.
  • Pinshape - Pinshape is a thriving 3D printing community & marketplace full of quality 3D printable files. Sell & share your designs, or download 3D files to print now!
  • Repables - Repables is a 3D printable file repository. Get started now!
  • Thingiverse - Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your laser cutter, 3D printer, or CNC (computer numerical control).
  • YouMagine - The best open source print files and designs available for you to build upon or simply download and 3D print!

3D Tools

  • Image Conversion (photo file to svg) - This free online image converter lets you convert your images to the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format (experimental). You can either upload a file or provide a URL to an image. Additionally you can select digital effects to enhance the image.

3D Troubleshooting

  • Make Printable 4 Easy Steps to get your 3D Models Fixed. 1.) Upload. Upload your 3D model. 2.) Specify options. In order to fix your model we need to understand your printer and the material you are printing with. 3.) Select output. Select the output you would like to get, whether it’s Gcode directly or a 3D file such as STL and OBJ. ) Download.
  • Microsoft 3D File Repair - Use the Microsoft 3D Tools powered by Windows 10 APIs to fix 3D files automatically. Like a spellchecker, these tools will save you time by taking care of common errors in 3D files that otherwise would require manual fixing by a dedicated designer.

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We had a wonderful Vocational Reading Program here in Meigs, GA.  We had a lot fun but getting ready for back to school again.  Just wondering how the other libraries are feeling about their…Continue

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