Step 1- Modeling

There's a whole suite of computer assisted design (CAD) software that work well with 3D printing:

  • Tinkercad is one of the most user-friendly pieces of 3D modeling software available. It's free, and browser-based to boot! Go to
  • For something a little more detailed, Autodesk offers free Fusion 360 modeling software for students! Download it at their website.

Step 2 – Save your file as an .stl file

After you have everything accurately dimensioned and you made sure that it will actually fit inside the printer, save your model as an .stl file for easy conversion!

Step 3 – Upload your file to Box

Navigate to the shared Box folder to transfer the file to the printers easily.

Step 4 – Follow the instructions included in the Box folder