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The following information is a single lesson in a larger Tinkercad project. Check out this and more projects on Tinkercad.

While it's fun to create things at any size you wish, sometimes you need to measure an exact distance. In this lesson you will learn to create an accurate ruler that measures centimeters.

  1. Let's start with adjusting the snap grid in the lower right corner of the editor.
  2. Change it from 1.0mm to 0.25mm. Great!

Step 1: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Drag a Box shape to the workplane. Scale it smaller to a height of 2mm.
  2. Scale it smaller to a size of 60 by 20mm or 60 x 20mm and move it to the area highlighted in orange.

Step 2: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Drag a cylinder shape to the workplane.
  2. Scale it smaller to a diameter of 2mm.
  3. Scale it taller to a height of 60mm.

Step 3: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Rotate the cylinder and move it down to the workplane.
  2. Copy and paste the cylinder and move each to the area marked in orange.

Step 4: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Drag a Roof shape to the workplane.
  2. Scale it smaller to a height of 2mm.
  3. Scale it smaller to a size of 1mm x 20mm.
  4. Move it to the area marked in orange.

Step 5: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Copy and paste the Roof shape.
  2. Scale it smaller to a size of 1mm x 6mm.
  3. Rotate and move it to the area highlighted in orange.

Step 6: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Copy and paste the shape.
  2. Scale it smaller to size of 1mm x 3mm.
  3. Copy and paste 7 times and move each new shape to the areas marked in orange.

Step 7: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Copy and paste the the roof shapes as needed to fill in the remaining areas in orange.

Step 8: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Now everything is a the proper scale.
  2. Select all the roof shapes and move them to the area marked in orange.

Step 9: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Drag the number shapes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to the workplane.

Step 10: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Select all the number shapes and scale them smaller.
  2. Tip: Press and hold the shift button while scaling the shapes.

Step 11: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Move the numbers to the marked locations.

Step 12: Ruler - Cm

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  1. Congratulations! You made it.
  2. Feel free to make your ruler longer if needed.

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