To use the 3D printer you must first have something to print! There are numerous ways to acquire a 3D model that include finding one on a website, creating one in a CAD program or scanning one with a 3D scanner. Supported file types include: .stl, .obj, .3MF.
Supported file types include: .stl, .obj, .3MF.
Thingiverse.com - A huge library of 3d files and objects. Chanses are, if you thought of it it's already on this site. All files can be easily downloaded in .stl format.
MyMiniFactory.com - Similar to Thingiverse.
yeggi.com - a search engine specifically for finding 3d objects
desktophero3d.com - Perfect for customizing your own mini for role playing games. It's currently in beta and a bit cumbersome to use, but fully usable!
OpenSCAD - Script based software, installed on the Makerspace computers. You can run the Windows executable also without installation.
Tinkercad - Online CAD editor, easy to use and get started. This is also a website where you could find other peoples designs.
Autocad - More powerful than previous programs, but also more advanced.
Solidworks - powerful software that is normally licenced. A student licence can be obtained from the university for free by contacting the institution that teaches CAD courses.
Fusion 360 - another popular 3D CAD program
Onshape - Online CAD program. Free to use, but you need an account. Similar to Solidworks and Fusion 360
Meshmixer - a tool to modify 3D models
3D Builder - Installed on the Makerspace computers. Easy to use.