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123D Design

By Autodesk Inc.

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Want to be ahead of the curve on 3D printing and personal fabrication? Design the things you imagine, and then make them real!

Let the creativity flow from your fingertips with Autodesk 123D Design, where you can use natural interactions and editing tools to create a 3D model. You can then 3D print your model at your home, school shop or preferred fabrication service.

Here’s how it works:
• Get started quickly with one of the basic shapes provided. In just a few clicks you will see your ideas start to take shape.
• Do you have a mesh or solid coming from any application? You can insert several formats of solids and meshes into 123D Design in order not to start from scratch.
• 123D Design automatically creates the most natural connection between parts. When moved, objects will align and snap to connection points such as corners, midpoints or center of faces.
• Save your designs to your desktop or save them to My Projects, so you can access them from the 123D website, other apps that read content from My Projects (like 123D Make and Meshmixer) or via mobile from 123D Design iOS.
• 123D Design also adopted several interactions from Tinkercad, making the transition between both much easier.
• Ready to 3D print? Converting your models from digital to physical is just a few clicks away.

Still not impressed? Here’s some more cool stuff:
• If you are more comfortable designing on a flat piece of paper, then start with a sketch, create an SVG file and import it into 123D Design.
• Preview what your project will look like when it’s made by adding realistic materials like plastic, ceramic, wood and metal.
• Check out projects from other 123D users, right in the app.
• If you also work with other 123D apps like 123D Catch or 123D Make, you can open these models directly into 123D Design via My Projects (under your account). No need to think about export formats!
• Got a mesh exported from a mechanical design application? Try Convert to Solid, so you can fillet, chamfer and do all the 3D solid modeling operations you love.

What's New in Version 2.1

•If you click on a spline, you can now see and edit points and beziers.
•Added Autosave functionality.
•You can now create and save a screenshot of your design.
•If you select a planar face of an object and use Drop option, the model drops to grid on that particular face.
•We added a shortcut that moves any object to center of grid.
•Added option for Select All.
•We moved most options into a Preferences dialog that you can access from Help drop down.
•Some of the options that are accesible from Preferences are: time for displaying menus on screen, autosave intervals, grid settings, tooltips display, update notifications, data collection option and localization.
•Design is now localized into Japanese, Spanish and Turkish! You can get that option in the Preferences dialog.
•Slicing solids can now also select a face of the solid to be slices as slicing plane.
•Help document can be printed and saved.
•Default path for open/save is set to document folder.
•Default grid size is 36x36cm.
•Minimum resolution lowered so it can work on MacBook Air and low resolution settings in general.
•Signing in is now persistent.
•Saved units and grid size remembered across sessions.
•Help menu appears on click.
•General bug fixing.

If you have any feedback for this version of 123D Design, please sign in with your Autodesk Account at and open a ticket.Thank you!


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Customer Reviews

Latest version is so SLOW!

What happened? It was so smooth just before I upgraded it. Now it jams for EVERYTHING. Can I go back to the previous version? Please FIX!

Latest version is very slow

Please revert to the old version, it’s completely useless.


this is freezing and is super slow

123D Design
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  • Free
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 386 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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