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CAD tools on Blender ? Yes we can!

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CAD tools on Blender? Yes we can!

Hi folks Your Favourite 3dprinterchat blogger Mr G Razgriz here!

Everyday someone asks me about precision modeling using Blender and/or if it has some tools and commands like a CAD software have. YES of course! Its so easy and can make you work faster! So lets see how it works, starting with the native precision tools!

Metrics :Properties N

In projects that demand precision we must enable Blender Metrics first, so we can see the correct sizes of the parts, diameter etc. So just go to the Scene tab and choose the proper units system to do the job. Active tab Scene metricNow the object have the correct units for the project! To gain access to the properties options just press “N”.

The Mirror Modifier:

This tool make symmetry of one or all parts of the project so lets see how it works.

First of all, create an object and take it to the edit mode :

edit mode

Now just make a cut in the area that you want simmetry :

blender cut

Now, delete the faces in cutted area :

cut del faces

Its time to make the object solid again, so just select all faces and press “F” !

fil face

Now, its time to activate the Mirror tool! We can make it navigating through the Modifiers menu :

mirror

And to finish just select the wanted axis!

select axis

This is it for today guys! See you all on the next post! Or check out one of my other posts like How Much To Charge?


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Just another guy that love share good stuff and knowledge with every person that appear on the way :) , also author and teacher of new tecnologies on It Braziliam market and 3d print specialist since 2012.

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