I'm after some free software that is ideal for designing furniture in 3D, and if possible can be exported as applicable files for templates and measurements i.e. CAD related files such as STL so 3D printed mock ups could be made if needed and maybe something common with other 3D apps such as an OBJ file...and for technical drawings maybe PNG/JPEG/PDF.
I have already tried the following:
I found Blender doesn't have intuitive controls like you get with other 3D applications and in SketchUp it is difficult to create complex shapes such as splines.
Ideally I'm looking for something that has the ease of modelling of 3D Studio Max but with CAD like properties...and free!
I'm looking for an application for the sole intention of designing furniture.