Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping and ungrouping, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] As you work on more complex designs…you'll want ways to combine basic shapes…to create more intricate compositions.…That's where grouping and ungrouping comes in.…Let's make a little composition.…I'll drag a cylinder, and a box…sort of roughly aligning that there.…Then grab a workplane to put on top.…Drag a pyramid in, I'll zoom in.…I'm going to hold down shift and alt or option key…and drag that grip to make the pyramid smaller.…
Then I can reset the workplane…and click to deselect.…So I have three objects here and…I can select them all with a bounding box…to easily move them around together.…But sometimes its easier to create a group.…Now I want to show you two ways to do this.…So let's copy these objects.…On the top bar, I'll choose copy and paste.…And then I'll hold down the shift key and…click and drag these objects over to the side.…So for the first set, I'm going to click on…the cylinder, hold down the shift key,…select the box and the pyramid…and choose group from the tool bar.…
You can also use control g.…
To learn more about 3D printing with your Tinkercad designs, check out Kacie's companion course, Up and Running with 3D Printing.
- Working with the Tinkercad interface
- Adding and moving 3D shapes
- Changing dimensions
- Measuring with the ruler
- Using hole shapes
- Creating patterns
- Working with Shape Generators
- Building complex shapes
- Importing 2D and 3D assets
- Sharing your designs
Skill Level Beginner
Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Intermediate
1. Tinkercad Overview
2. Adding and Modifying Shapes
3. Using 3D Tools
4. Duplicating and Creating Patterns
5. Shape Generators and Special Tools
6. Creating Complex Shapes
7. Importing Assets
8. Finishing a Design
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