3D Slash is a very easy 3D CAD program to learn to use with a simple interface, perfect for children and non-designers. The way 3D Slash works makes it feel like a Minecraft game. Users start with a solid cube of material, then they use various tools such as hammer to “slash” away (or rebuild) parts of the cube to create their 3D model.
3D Slash is web based and schools and students can access the free version of the software simply by registering on the site. A premium version of the software is also available with a purchasable school plan, this includes a desktop version and app version along with more of the software features enabled. This also includes a teacher dashboard that allows you to create and manage student accounts and access and share students work.
We recommend 3D Slash for primary schools as it is very easy to get started with and even KS1 children can access the software with it’s simple interface. However although simple to learn, the software has some more advanced features that give it the capability to produce more complex designs. The advanced features include the ability to model in higher precision, sculpt shapes using an image or a photograph, insert rounded shapes, .stl or .obj files into a model and project pictures or text on a model, and use them as a decal.