I bounce between thingiverse and prusa. Thingiverse has the broken download all “feature” now so ots not ideal but still has a massive database. Prusa is trying hard to activly grow and do better which looks promising
Odd, I haven’t noticed that on anything I have looked for so far.
I don’t ever look for STL files on there though since they aren’t as useful for CAD modelling. Everything I have looked for on there so far has had a STEP file or sometimes even an F3D for Fusion.
The prusa site is well done and a pleasure to use. Thingiverse is HUGE … but painful to use. Thingiverse really needs to get a UX person to work on their stuff. There’s nothing worse than pressing the back button and ending up at the root of wherever you were browsing previously and losing all your filters, pagination, etc. Also defaulting to the non-paginated endless scrolling … what a terrible choice for that type of site.
I’m trying to mostly build my own models these days, or support makers by purchasing their designs (I just bought an awesome drawer organization system from Alexandre Chappel - a youtuber that does some amazing 3d print stuff).
I print more tools and jig type stuff than anything so tons of what I need I pretty much have to model myself because the needs are pretty specific.
Yep that’s him. Here’s a start on some of the containers I’ve been printing from his collection of organizer stuff. Using a 0.8 nozzle, so chewing up some filament! But they print fast and are very strong so I’m good with that.