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We believe that inventive ideas have the right to be made into real objects. We love it when an idea becomes tangible; when you hold the real thing you dreamed up and made in your hands, and realize how awesome you are because check it out, it works!

That feeling is what we're all about, our mission is to provide access to the tools to help you take your concept and make it reality. This is your home for useful tools for making things; for giving shape to that idea you have, exploring it, and most importantly, making it. Here you'll find software, content, and making services that work together so you can create, explore, and quickly make a physical prototype of your project.

Autodesk® 123D™ is a public beta because we're growing and developing, and we want your input! So please, post your ideas to the 123D product forum, we're interested in what you're thinking!

It's a free modelling program by Autodesk (makers of AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, etc.). I'm downloading now and I'll post my thoughts. This looks to be a great alternative to Sketchup, especially if it can do actual curves and not just polygons.

Source

edit: This is a public beta (v4 I believe) and it works pretty much perfectly on my system. You need 'sign up' with an email address and password to download.
Edited by IEATFISH - 5/21/11 at 6:52pm
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Please tell if it can output to something like sketchup model drawings.
    
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Please tell if it can output to something like sketchup model drawings.

I'm not quite sure I understand your question... Do you mean export these files and open them up in Sketchup?

edit: From what I can tell, the .123D file format is just a renamed .dwg file, one of the standard formats in drafting.
Edited by IEATFISH - 5/21/11 at 6:28pm
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And the world creates new games in 3...2...
    
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post #5 of 46
games? not this software.

Also, I wanted to mention that registration of some form is required to those that care, but it is free.
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This is great biggrin.gif hope it feels like normal auto desk inventor. Could never get use to sketch up for some reason.
    
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post #7 of 46
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Yeah, it feels a lot more like the 3D modelling you'd do in a real program and it has splines and other such tools. Still trying to find an offset tool but I'm sure it is here somewhere...

This is also a public beta so fell free to leave input in their forums.

It will export to the new .123D format as well as .dwg, .stl, and .sat.
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autodesk as in Maya?

Is it more of a Sketch Up type program? Cause Ive been interested in getting into modeling but the tutorials for Maya are ridiculously long.
    
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I get error everytime i launch.
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Well, for what it's worth you can also get any of their main programs for free, provided you have a student email.

Course I think Maya should burn for how broken a tool it is....
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