After the parts are mocked up in CAD the first parts are printed for a fit check.

At this point we are looking for potential interference and evaluating details like parting lines.

This was an original revision, without the sloped top.

You can use a 3D printer for this, or send it it out to a 3D printing service. 3D printers have gotten good enough to provide snap-fit resolution!
This guide was first published on May 21, 2014. It was last updated on May 21, 2014.
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