Category Archives: CAD


Autodesk Announces Design Graph, Punches Shape Search in Solar Plexus

2 days ago

You know when you cried into that bucket of bolts because you couldn’t find the matching hardware? Those were sad, rough times. It’s almost as bad as when you stared…


Model of the Week: Ghost in the Shell Hexapod Tank [Gheeee!!]

4 days ago

I think we can all tear open a bag of chips, pour some Saki and agree that, next to Akira, Ghost in the Shell (GITS) is the absolute best of…


Model of the Week: Low-Poly Pokémon [Catch ’em All!]

2 weeks ago

By now, you’ve probably avoided running over multiple Pokémon Go players as they traverse parking lots, alleyways and continents searching out Pokémon, Poké Stops and Poké Gyms. Outside of making…


Model of the Week: Catapult MechWarrior [BattleTech! GO!]

2 weeks ago

Well, that’s it. We have a fav new website at SolidSmack HQ. Gambody. Gambody is the buy and sell marketplace for 3D print files of video game models–High-poly, super detailed…


Autodesk Fusion 360 is Priced at Just $25/Year for Today’s Amazon Prime Day

3 weeks ago

Unless you’ve been hiding under a (very deep) rock, we don’t need to get into specifics about Autodesk’s Fusion 360. That said, at $40 per month (or $300/year) for a…


3DScanStore Sells the Best Human Scans We’ve Seen (Cheaper Than You Think)

3 weeks ago

3D models of humans are incredibly useful for designing wearable products, ergonomic studies, in-situ renders. The best-looking human scans we’ve used are from 3DScanStore by Ten24, and they’re surprisingly affordable. (warning: frank human nudity)


Model of the Week: Ambiguous Cylinder Generator [It’s Ambigulicious!]

3 weeks ago

If you weren’t obsessively clipping your toenails last week and saw the ‘Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion’ by Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University, Japan, then your brain likely squeezed its way out…


Onshape FeatureScript 101 Series: Pump Up the Presets (Part 02)

1 month ago

In this video, we’ll build on last week’s hex nut code to add a drop-down list of standard metric nut sizes. We’ll begin with a simple example using simple reusable…


Model of the Week: 3D Printable High-Bypass Jet Engine [Mach 8!]

1 month ago

You know what you need on your fireplace mantle? Two deer skulls, a He-man action figure and some old books. Next to all of that, you need a 3D printed…