Cabe, this is an interesting application. Getting this kind of software into lots of hands will definately accelerate the acceptance of this kind of design and manufacture. It is interesting that so much can be done with 3D printing. That area is moving fast. Perhaps we are seeing the begining of customized, or mass customization, manufacture as oppossed to mass production.
Nice article, Cabe. The video really makes the concept come to life. You mentioned in the article that this is also aimed at do-it-yourselfers. Does Audodesk have a discounted version (perhaps a cloud-based system) for this app?
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