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     TinkerCAD  
    TINKERCAD
     This powerful tool for 3D modeling is being wildly embraced by the 3D design educational community because of its ease of use and ability to interface with devices like 3D printers. Its simplicity means reduced features (you can’t import scaled vector graphics (.SVG’s) or anything for that matter) but the tradeoff is the user interface is super simple. 
     
     3DTin  
    3DTin
     Its user interface is therefore more complex, but it still remains very simple. One nice feature is the ability to import other people’s models, as shown above. This makes it easier for people like me with no design skills to see how complex items come together.