Click the ‘Reset Camera’ icon (located in the camera function’s top panel) or press Ctrl + 0. Check out this video to learn more.
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1 SelfCAD unit = 1 mm when object is sliced and printed.
You can watch this video tutorial to learn more about the measurement tool.
To select/unselect an object, click on it with your left mouse button. To select all objects simultaneously, click ‘Edit’ and choose 'Select All'. To select multiple things, either click on them one by one or right-click and drag(only works if you are using Firefox or Chrome).To unselect all objects, click anywhere but the objects on your workspace Check out our blog post to learn more on selecting and scaling objects in SelfCAD.
We are working on this feature and will add it very soon!
To zoom in and out: Switch to camera zoom mode (located in the camera function’s top panel). You can then use your mouse’s scroll toggle, use your laptop’s trackpad (move two fingers up and down), or the + and - keys on your keyboard to zoom in and out. To move/pan camera: Switch to camera pan mode (located in the camera function’s top panel). You can then press down scroll on your mouse and move the mouse (if available) or simply use the top/bottom/left/right keys on your keyboard to pan. See this video tutorial to learn m
After drawing your model, use the fill polygon tool to convert the drawing into a 3D model. You can then use the Add thickness tool to add more. Check out this Gif to learn more.
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Yes. You can download your objects by selecting the Export option from the File drop-down menu. Once the Export popup window appears, simply select the desired downloading format. The feature is not available for Free Account users. However, as a Free Account user, you can export your models for free to MyMiniFactory and later download your model from there.
Transparency is only for rendering; so, no, you cannot print transparent objects. 3D objects will be printed as a solid object, regardless of the opacity setting used during the design process.
Yes. You can use the free-hand drawing and sketching tools of SelfCAD to create furniture easily from scratch. Or you can also draw your model and import it to SelfCAD and trace around it using the drawing tools and later turn the drawing into a 3D model. Please see this video tutorial to learn more.
To cut away some parts of the model, use the selection tools to select the part(s) and use the Chamfer tool found in the modify section of the toolbar. To chamfer the whole object, turn off the fill polygon option in the fill settings of the Chamfer tool. Check out this video to learn more.
Both tools are used in converting polygons into 3D models but the difference is the extrusion tool creates a surface model (shape design) where’s add thickness creates a solid model (geometric description of the model). See this video to learn more.
Please check if the objects are grouped Group is considered as one object hence UVs are changing for all it’s parts
Sure! Select edges/vertices/faces using ‘Polygon Selection’ and then use the desired transformations in the same way you would use them for shapes.
You can check out this article to learn more.
Click and drag to rotate the camera. Using two fingers with the correct technique, you can also move the camera up and down and zoom in and out. Try using the rotation cube to easily get certain angle views.
Currently, we support only the most common file formats: STL (binary and text format), MTL, PLY, DAE, and SVG. We plan to add support for additional file formats soon, of a series of plugins.
SelfCAD users can access the MyMiniFactory library, which consists of over 30,000 ready-to-print objects. Simply download the object you want from MyMiniFactory within the SelfCAD application (you will need a separate MyMiniFactory account). You have access to thousands of amazing objects without having to create them from scratch.
You can check out this video to learn more.
Our 3D drawing tool allows you to draw/type 3D text on planes and on shapes. Simply click on the plane, or shape you would like to draw on and select the drawing tool. You will notice an option for adding text.