Autodesk 123D Make is software developed to be comparable to other 3D design tools that are available online, such as Google Sketchup. Autodesk 123D has capabilities and benefits comparable to Google Sketchup and is a simpler and much more accessible 3D model maker than AutoCAD, another program offered by the same developer. Autodesk 123D can import files from other programs such as Google Sketchup if it is saved in the correct format, which allows users to modify imported models or create new ones from the reference files.
Autodesk 123D Make is a simplified 3D model maker program that allows users to make 3D models and import them from other software or sources. The program has various tools that allow users to make various types of designs apart from 3D models, such as circuit board designs and mesh models. Created models can be exported and saved under different formats, and the models created by the program can be even utilized by a 3D printer. The software is primarily intended for beginning users interested in a 3D model maker program, such as Google Sketchup. The software does have more advanced functionality, but would not be comparable to more advanced and professional programs such as AutoCAD or similar software. Given its functionality, Autodesk 123D Make is less resource intensive than more advanced modeling software, only requiring a minimum of 2 GB of ram and a basic GPU with at least 256 MB of memory. This software can easily be run on a variety of Windows systems without forcing the PC to slow down or potentially freeze from extensive CPU and resource use. As such, the software benefits users who wish to quickly and easily modify 3D models easily, without having to invest heavily in computer architecture, which is more suitable for more advanced users.
The software allows users to import OBJ and STL files.