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Assistance As To What 3D Printing Design software everyone usually uses and which one is easiest?

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Ok so I'm wanting to design a few small brackets for my H to possibly act as LED Light sockets on it & I'm just curious to know what 3D Printer Design Software is used by all of you that do 3D printing & which one is easiest. For instance I already have Autodesk Inventor but that seems to be pretty difficult & I don't really need to have my design all tested for how it may work I just want to design things Thanks Tom C
 
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I use Solid Edge. It is difficult to learn and very expensive.
 
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I use Sketchup - which used to be free from Google. I think you can now use Sketchup Make which does the same job. It's a very easy tool to get started with, but if you want to do complicated models, you have to get used to using guide-lines to accurately place stuff.
 
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I use Onshape. It even has apps for iPad. Lots of tutorials online and fairly easy to learn on.
 
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I don't know what you mean by a 3D printer design software. That's usually a two stage work.
CAD to do 3D models and for that I use Rhino5. Then export to stl.
Slice, to slice the model and export printing files usually in G code. For that I use MatterControl and Cura.
Results change a lot from one software to another, especially on slicers side.
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I use Onshape. It even has apps for iPad. Lots of tutorials online and fairly easy to learn on.
I had a quick look at that one: interesting, thanks to point to it.
Just got a little panic when I did see the "tree", which looks very like to Sourcetree. I get in panic every time I have to use it = : D
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I incorrectly assumed OP understood that there are several phases. Thanks for pointing out.
 

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