How to add 3D models to documents and presentations

Unleash your creative side with 3D models that bring your content to life in PowerPoint, Word, or Excel.

3D model insertion is available for Office 2016 apps and it's easy to do. Example below image: File is came from Tinkercard exported to .obj file
  1. Launch the Office app (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  2. For Word, Ribbon > Insert tab > 3D Models > From a File (or Online Source)
  3. With the handle, rotate or tilt the model to different angles.
  4. Drag the image handles to increase/decrease the size.
  5. Like pictures, 3D models has its own Format tab that displays the 3D Models View gallery.
  6. The Pan and Zoom button controls how the 3D image fits within a frame. You can zoom into a particular part of the model and fit it inside the frame.

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RIP Autodesk products you may using it or not. Partial list of Autodesk product that are no longer sold or for which end of life or no more development have been announced.


1.Stingray Born 2015 Died 2018 

On January 7, 2018, Autodesk will stop sales and development of the Autodesk Stingray game engine. This change will have the following implications for subscribers. More info here.

2. Structural Detailing Born 2008 Died 2014 

Why is Autodesk discontinuing AutoCAD Structural Detailing?
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Structural Detailing software has been a solution for customers who needed to perform basic modeling and documentation to generate steel and rebar shop drawings as well as concrete modeling and general arrangement drawings.

However, Autodesk is aggressively investing in new structural detailing solutions that support a wider range of modeling and documentation needs, while providing improved team collaboration and user productivity. Autodesk believes that these new solutions are better suited to meet the range of our global customer needs.

3. Sketchbook Designer Born 2010 Died 2012
SketchBook Designer software is no longer available for retail purchase effective November 1, 2012.

4. Pixlr Born 2011 Died 2017  

Sold to 123RF. One of the largest micro stock libraries that offers millions high-quality, royalty-free content comprising stock photos, stock vectors, stock footage, and royalty-free music.

5. Homestyler Born 2010 Died 2017 

The web-based applications accessed via Autodesk® Homestyler.com and the Autodesk® Homestyler Mobile applications are no longer available.

They have notified Homestyler customers about this transition by sending out emails and posting notifications on the website to encourage them to download or make screenshots of their designs. Models that did not get archived before this transition are no longer accessible.