Need help with 123D products?

Did you know we have support forums for 123D help on the site?

If you're having an issue with something you're creating or if the software isn't playing nice, please post a topic there to let us know! In addition, if you think you might be able to help others with their problems, feel free to jump in!

Also free free to leave us any suggestions you might have - we would love to hear them.

New 123D apps are live today!

We've released a ton of goodies today!

Here's a rundown of the new apps complete with links so you can get them:

123D Catch on iPad,

123D Catch web app,

123D Make for PC & Mac,

and last but not least... 123D Make Intro for iOS!

TNW Insider about the upcoming new apps

Some key press attended the 123D event in New York last week where we showcased the upcoming apps together with our partners Objet, Makerbot, Shopbot, and Epilog.     Read the Next Web TNW Insider story about the upcoming 123D apps.    

Coming Soon, 123D apps and eco system

Autodesk is announcing a connected ecosystem of apps, platforms, and communities that transforms the experience of 3D design and personal fabrication. Utilizing the power of the cloud and the crowd, the 123D family connects free 3D creation tools with content, community, and fabrication services, so anyone can create, explore, and make. 123D Catch - Take photos of people, places, and things and transform them into detailed 3D models. 123D Sculpt - Explore, shape, and paint 3D sculptures on the iPad. Share your creations with others and export them as OBJ data. 123D Make – Turn your 3D models into cut patterns and animated assembly instructions for making artful creations. 123D - 3D design software enabling personal creation and fabrication of precise and finished objects. My Corner – Your personal cloud storage for your design files, connecting 123D products and workflows. Use your data with the different 123D apps and create physical object through our fabrication services. Gallery - Publish and share your projects and access other people’s creations from the Gallery directly in the products, giving you access to an abundance of ideas of things to create. Instructables - More than 14 million individuals use Instructables every month to explore their interests in technology, crafts, home improvement, art, cooking and more. At the core of Instructables are expert authors who have created and shared more than 65,000 personal projects in the clear step-by-step Instructables format. The updated family of 123D apps is going to be available on desktop, mobile and web browser platforms soon.  Stay tuned for updates.

Startup Weekend is in full swing

Yes, that's right. I am here at TechShop in San Francisco and the first ever Maker Startup Weekend is in full swing. It kicked off yesterday with a ton of workshops for 123D, MeshMixer, 123D Make and 123D Catch. We also had 3D Printing workshops, sewing classes, laser cutting and a ton more.

At this point, teams have been formed and amazing projects are starting to get realized. Here is a small selection of what we might see during the pitches tomorrow evening: Musical Tire Swing, DIY Coffee Roaster, iPad Stylus Holder, DIY Bio Tool, Mini Pinball game, iPad stand.

Go check out Rick's Flickr stream (here) to get closer to the action.

You can also follow David Lang on Twitter (here) for last minute updates.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more info on the projects.


Sharing is Caring

As part of our effort to help you make really cool stuff, we created the 123D Gallery. If you are an avid 123D user you are likely already familiar with the Gallery.

If you aren't familiar with the Gallery, we have created a quick video tour to help you see how to share your creations or use an existing model for your designs. The gallery is full of 3D Models, Images, Props and Parts, basically everything you need to get started or make your models more realistic.

Another cool feature of the Gallery is that you can showcase your own creations. You can easily post your designs back to the Gallery and allow others to incorporate your content into their design.

Sharing is Caring! So go forth and show 'em what you got.


Big Discounts for Laser Cutting

We here in the 123D team are always looking for ways to make your "maker" life easier. So, why not make it easier by saving you a few bucks?! Yes, you read that right! We've introduced discounts up to 70% for cardboard laser cutting. How does this work? Basically it works the same way as before, but with an even better twist. Now you can go to our brand new 123D Make web app, which allows you to slice your creations online. No download necessary! Once you are done with your virtual cardboard model you can hit the "Fabricate Online" button which connects you directly to our digital factory. You can also take advantage of our discounts if you are using 123D Make on your Mac by loading your pattern it up to "MyCorner" in and starting the digital fabrication workflow from there. Happy Cardboarding! Hendrik

Sliced Furniture

Designer Mathias Bengtsson created some amazing sliced furniture. He started by modeling the furniture in clay and then sliced it into two thousand layers of recycled paper. These layers were ultimately glued together into this couch. Albeit made using traditional methods, this work is highly reminiscent of the type of things that can be easily made using 123D Make and is great inspiration for the possibility of the software. With a little bit of imagination - and a lot of glue - imagine all of the incredible things that you could Make.


123D Make Hand Bowl

Sometimes everyone just needs an extra hand to hold things, and I suppose that is where the hand bowl comes in. The hand bowl was made using 123D Make and all of the instructions for making one are posted over on Instructables (including laser cutter templates). If you don't have a laser cutter, or are just feeling lazy, you can buy the complete hand bowl kit and get a jump start on making your own.

123D Snowman Challenge

The days are getting rapidly shorter, the weather has turned frigid, and winter is setting upon us. Now, more than ever, is a great time to stay indoors and have some 3D modeling fun. So, curl up in front of your computer with a warm cup of cocoa and make a snowman!

To help you get started, we have provided you with a snowman template and some snowman parts for you to decorate it with. However, don't feel obligated to limit yourself to only these parts. You may decorate the snowman however you wish.

Anyone who uploads an original image or 3D model of their snowman to the 123D gallery before January 31st will be getting a free Instructables 1-year pro membership.

Here is a helpful video to help you start to build your snowman