123D Design

The simplest way to get your ideas into 3D.

123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

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or, until 7/31/2014, use the online version:

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3 Ways to use 123D Design

Free software

Free for your PC or Mac

Powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tools for desktop.

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Free apps for iPhone and iPad

Free for iPhone and iPad

Enjoy creating designs and playing around with shapes right on your iPad.

Available on the App Store

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Launch the web app

Use the 123D Design web app on any computer with access to the internet.

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Learn to use 123D Design

Take advantage of these resources to make sure you are getting the most out of 123D Design.

Creating basic objects

Moving and snapping

Grouping objects

Who’s making what

Some of our favorite projects from the gallery. View all projects


Wrist Comm 2 3d model made with 123D Design
sedstiskyfaller

Wrist Comm 2

sedstiskyfaller

Brio Car Complete 3d model made with 123D Design
Peter Reinhardt

Brio Car Complete

Peter Reinhardt

QuickSet Tripod Bracket Mount 3d model made with 123D Design
Fred Katz

QuickSet Tripod...

Fred Katz

Lambe 1 3d model made with 123D Design
Gyrgy Bresnitz

Lambe 1

Gyrgy Bresnitz

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PC and Mac downloads, updates and requirements for 123D Design.

Download for PC (32-bit)

Download for PC (64-bit)

View PC system requirements

  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 or later with 2 GHz or faster processor; or compatible
  • 2+ GB RAM (1.5 GB minimum)
  • 1.5+ GB free disk space (for installation)
  • Direct3D® 9 or 10 graphics support with 64+ MB

Which operating system do I have?

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View Mac system requirements

  • Apple® Mac OS® X, version 10.7 or later with 64-bit Intel processor
  • Apple® Mac® Pro 4.1 or later; MacBook® Pro 5.1 or later (MacBook Pro 6.1 or later recommended); iMac® 8.1 or later (iMac 11.1 or later recommended)
  • 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB free disk space for download and installation (3 GB recommended)
  • 1280×800 display with true color (1600×1200 with true color recommended)
  • All Mac OS X supported operating system languages

123D Design update history

Find the entire 123D Design release history here. Click an update from the list below to get more info:

v.1.5 / June 23, 2014
  • Text command to support the Offline Text creation.
  • Edit, explode and extrude text.
  • Export or Save a selection as an STL or 123DX file.
  • One button push of a selection into Meshmixer, 123D Make and 3D printing.
  • New keyboard shortcuts supported.
  • Bug fixes
v.1.4 / April 21, 2014
  • A new UI introduces similar look and feel with other products from the 123D family, like Tinkercad.
  • Easier access to all of your models and projects, regardless of the app you made them in. MyProjects provides access to models created in 123D Catch, 123D Make and 123D Creature.
  • Support for opening, inserting, and saving meshes in STL and OBJ formats.
  • Perform Combine, Subtract and Intersect operations between meshes and solids.
  • New option for combining objects on STL export in order to support printers that read first body only.
  • Import SVG files and use them as sketches or as simple extrusions.
  • Drop selected objects to the grid with a simple key (F10).
  • Added option for hiding grid.
  • New toggle for enabling or disabling implicit grouping when snapping between parts.
  • New option for defining snapping increments for different operations.
  • 3D Print now sends model to Meshmixer for processing before 3D printing.
  • Premium members can now download unlimited models from 123D Content Library.
  • Free members can now download up to 10 models a month.
  • A brand new car! (Just kidding)
  • Stability fixes on Copy-Paste.
  • Performance and stability bug fixes.
  • Support for 3dconnexion devices.
  • Shortcut Keys on F1.
  • Feedback Survey directly in app under Help.
  • Also includes updates for 123D Premium members, and bug fixes.
v.1.3 / May 16, 2013
  • The new Autodesk 3D Print Utility is now available from the “3D Print” menu item inside 123D Design.
  • Use the 3D Print Utility to optimize a 3D model for printing
    • hollow the model to save print time and material
    • position the model to minimize the support material required (and see a preview of the support material!)
    • and use adaptive thickening to adjust details that are otherwise too small to print.
  • Also includes updates for 123D Premium members, and bug fixes.

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