Introduction: Tinkercad Tips and Tricks

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This a collection of my favorite tinkercad features and a couple tricks I use.

I may add more soon

Step 1: The View Cube

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In tinkercad 2.0 and up there is a view cube you can rotate it to change view or click one of views on it to go there.

This is also in other autodesk software

Step 2: Saving a Photo

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This is very simple but very useful if you design image is not showing up

  • Click share
  • Click download

You can set it to cover

  • Add photo
  • Click choose file
  • Choose file
  • hover over image
  • Click set as default image

Step 3: Changing the View

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This one is very simple but kind of cool

To switch view just click button under zoom out.

Step 4: Moving the Workplane

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  • Click work plane or press f8
  • Click on surface

Step 5: Sizing the Workplane

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Useful for larger projects

  • Click edit grid
  • Choose your unit and dimension
  • Click update grid

Step 6: Ruler

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The ruler tool is very useful for viewing and editing dimension

  • Click ruler
  • Click where you want it
  • Click object for dimensions

Step 7: Duplicating

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This is my personal favorite

  • Click object
  • Press control d or click duplicate
  • Move and/or rotate
  • Press control d or click duplicate to duplicate what you just did

Step 8: Mirroring

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Mirroring is also a cool feature. I don't use it a ton but still very neat

  • Click object
  • Click flip or m
  • Click arrows to flip in that axis

Step 9: Rounding Edges

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Sometimes you may need to round edges. You can use the controls. However if you don't want the whole thing rounded you will need to make something.

My method

  • Bring in cube
  • Brink in cylinder
  • Put maximum amount of sides on cylinder
  • Switch to hole
  • rotate square 45°
  • move cylinder 75 percent into it
  • align
  • group
  • switch to hole
  • rotate -45°
  • group with your object

Step 10: Rendering

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You can also render a tinkercad design. see this instructable

Step 11: "Tinker Flash"

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If two or more slightly different shapes have a side merged with another you get your colors flashing

Step 12: Extra Tips

  • Click shift while resizing an object to resize all dimensions
  • Click f after selecting an object to focus on it

Step 13: Printing in Dual Color

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If you would like to know how to use tinkercad for dual color printing

Check this out Dual Color Printing

Step 14: More Coming Soon

More tips and tricks coming soon


Jayden17 (author)2017-11-18

Added tinkerflash

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Bio: I am a novice cad designer and I own a modified cube 3, modified r1+, and a modified SD4. I design things in tinkercad and ... More »
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