Chapter 5. 123D Make

123D Make is a program that helps you turn a 3D model into a real-world object. Unlike printing with a 3D printer, however, 123D Make turns all the parts of the model into a 2D plan: shapes that can be printed on and sliced from flat materials including wood, cardboard, plastics, and metal, and then assembled. This can be a great way to prototype designs. This program is best used with a laser cutter or ShopBot-style CNC machine.

After printing, you can use a laser cutter to slice the shapes out of your material by hand, or you can have them cut and delivered by a third-party service.

123D Make also creates an animated set of assembly instructions, based on the construction method you choose while preparing your model in ...

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