Autodesk are consolidating their range of 123D apps in favor of Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake. The changes affect all apps in the range, which have been useful tools for the 3D printing. I didn't know that Autodesk 123d was no longerbeing supported. What I would like to know if there is a newer version that I can download to replace the old version. I really like Autodesk 123d. I'm new to3D printing. The windows updates did cause my Autodesk 123d to stop working on one of my Windows 10 desktop. Autodesk 123D Design is a freeware CAD designer software download filed under 3d design and made available by Autodesk for Windows. The review for Autodesk 123D Design has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.
Back in mid-December Autodesk announced that it was ending its Autodesk 123D apps due to a growing portfolio of tools that overlap each other. Sarah O’Rouke, of Autodesk, stated in a blog post:
We’re incredibly proud of these products, and even more proud of what you all have MADE with them. But we recognize that the portfolio has become complex. We are making some changes to simplify our Autodesk portfolio and workflows for people everywhere who love to make things. We are consolidating these tools and features into key apps such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake.
Early 2017 Things Shut Down
Back in 2011, in the summer of that year, we wrote that it “seems many have or are attempting to compete with Google’s phenomenally popular SketchUp modeling program.” Indeed, Autodesk’s new 123D applications were very much initially aimed at tinkerers, makers and young beginners including children.
01 – Autodesk is shuttling most of its 123D apps while features and functions will find their way into other Autodesk programs.
Flash forward six years. While the company notes millions have unlocked creativity with the Autodesk 123D apps, it seems these tools will roll into other apps.
In the beginning the 123D line of apps just included a few, including 123D Make and 123D Catch. But things grew…into 123D Circuits, 123D Creature, 123D Design, and others. You can learn all about them at this address: http://www.123dapp.com
Tinkercad is a web browser-based 3D modeler. It resembles SketchUp at a fundamental level; it can be used for making models for 3D printing. Autodesk ReMake is another tool that will absorb features from the soon to be defunct 123D apps. 123D Catch generated 3D models from photos, which is essentially what ReMake does.
Meanwhile, Autodesk 123D Circuits appears to have been migrated away to Autodesk Circuits as a new branding for this technology. This looks like it may have happened quite awhile ago.
02 – Autodesk 123D Circuits is now just called Autodesk Circuits. The electronics for beginners tools are engaging and enable Arduino board prototyping and programming.
Autodesk Circuits (https://circuits.io/home/) is one of the coolest things Autodesk has done in the maker/tinkerer space. The apps enables electronic lab design via software with integrated Arduino board programming. We initially wrote about Arduino board programming back in 2011 from Copenhagen.
File TypeAutodesk 123D Drawing
123d Apps For Windows
What is a 123D file?
CAD drawing created by 123D, a free 3D CAD design application provided by Autodesk; may contain multiple parts that together comprise the model; can be published to standard raster image formats or to Autodesk's .DWG format.
123D is often used for prototyping since it is not as robust as AutoCAD. Therefore, models are often used for showcasing ideas as mesh models, props, and scenery. Many free 123D models are provided at the 123D website for download.
NOTE: 123D was discontinued in March 2017.Open over 300 file formats with File Viewer Plus.