3D Printing and Design for Architecture Models

A course by Agustín Arroyo
Designer and Maker. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 07/04/2019
, Designer and Maker

Learn how to transform your designs into physical objects with 3D printing

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 710 students
3D Printing and Design for Architecture Models

Learn how to transform your designs into physical objects with 3D printing

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 710 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 27 Lessons (6h 2m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

3D printing has become the most practical and realistic way of bringing product design and architecture projects to life when seeking high accuracy and quality standards. For a digital architecture plan, it allows for more control and precision, increasing the overall quality of your architectural work.

In this course, learn how to build models and recreate tridimensional spaces using 3D printing with Agustín Arroyo. Go through each step of the process, from the idea to the final product. Learn how to design for 3D printing and see different ways to post-process the designs you create.

This is Agustín Arroyo’s second course on Domestika. In his first course, Introduction to 3D Design and Printing, he shows how to get started with 3D printing, its benefits, and how to get the most out of it.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation of the 3D environment
  • U3
    U3. 3D mockup design
  • U4
    U4. File Preparation and 3D Printing
  • U5
    U5. Post-processing of parts
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Agustín “Flowalistik” Arroyo, a designer and educator specialized in 3D printing and digital manufacturing. He explains his journey from designer to passionate about 3D printing and how he considers the entire creative process in his work, from the idea to the final product. He also shows you some of his references in the industry.

Learn all about 3D printing and how the printing process works when using plastic filament. He shows different types of 3D modeling software and the basic tools you need to design and 3D print your own models.

Get started designing your model. First, work on the model structure, which will determine how to build the rest of your project. Then design the smaller components and other details. Once you’ve finished designing your model, you’ll learn how to prepare the files for printing.

Discover some of the basic materials you can use, along with their aesthetic and mechanical properties. Then, learn how to post-process each part of your project using manual techniques to achieve unique finishes.

Once you’ve learned to design and create your own 3D model, Agustín talks you through designing your final architecture model to put your new skills into practice.

What is this course's project?

Design your own architecture model or scene and create a 3D printed model with unique custom finishes using basic tools and paint.

Who is it for?

This course is for interior designers, 3D designers, model-makers, or anyone interested in the world of 3D printing who would like to turn their models into objects using the latest technology.

What you need

To take this course, you need basic knowledge of 3D modeling using software like AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Maya, SketchUp, Fusion 360, Zbrush, Rhino, or Tinkercad. It is also recommended, but not essential, to have some basic notions of 3D printing.

As for materials, you need a computer (PC or Mac) and the modeling software that you are most familiar with. You’ll also need to install the free software Prusa Slicer.

For your project, you need access to a 3D printer (either your own or through a 3D printing service). If you post-process the 3D printed model, you’ll need a craft knife, glue for plastic surfaces, fine-grit sandpaper, and acrylic or spray paint.


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Agustín Arroyo

A course by Agustín Arroyo

Designer and Maker

Agustín Arroyo, better known as Flowalistik in the maker space, is a product designer and teacher currently living in Madrid (Spain). His passion for creating objects started at a young age while building with LEGO. Today, he uses a computer and a 3D printer.

He's been devoted to digital manufacturing since 2013 and his work is marked by minimalist shapes, attention to detail, and above all, functionality. Agustín has collaborated with companies such as Ultimaker, BCN3D, and Prusa Printers, creating products, promotional collections, and new designs. Most of his designs can be downloaded for free, so anyone with access to a 3D printer can make them.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Preparation of the 3D environment

    • What is 3D printing and benefits in architecture
    • Types of 3D design software
    • Autodesk Fusion 360
    • PrusaSlicer 1
    • PrusaSlicer 2
  • U3

    3D mockup design

    • Basic Tools in Autodesk Fusion 360 1
    • Basic tools in Autodesk Fusion 360 2
    • Structure modeling 1
    • Structure modeling 2
    • Structure modeling 3
    • Structure modeling 4
    • Modeling the details 1
    • Modeling the details 2
    • Modeling the details 3
    • Modeling the details 4
    • Modeling the details 5
  • U4

    File Preparation and 3D Printing

    • Mesh simplification and file preparation
    • Mesh correction software
    • Print parameters in PrusaSlicer
    • PrusaSlicer: use of support material
  • U5

    Post-processing of parts

    • Materials for 3D printing FDM
    • Post-processing of surfaces and figures
    • Use of paints and finishes
    • Use of stickers in mockups
  • FP

    Final Project

    • 3D Printing and Design for Architecture Models

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3D Printing and Design for Architecture Models

A course by Agustín Arroyo
Designer and Maker. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 07/04/2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 710 students