Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Scaling and changing dimensions, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] Scaling and changing…dimensions of an object allows you…to quickly modify 3D shapes.…Let's start by dragging a cylinder…into the middle of the work plane.…I'll orbit and zoom in for a closer look.…So with our object selected,…you can see the various different grips.…If we mouse over the white corner here…you can see that the dimension lines pop up,…giving us feedback about the measurements…of our object.…You can also click on that corner…and then click into any value to change it.…
If you want to work more organically,…you can also click and drag…these grips to different dimensions.…Clicking and dragging on the white grips…allows you to change two dimensions at once.…Clicking and dragging on the black mid-point grips…changes the dimension in one direction.…And clicking and dragging on the top here…changes the height of the object.…For all of these changes…we get feedback noting the dimensions…and can change them at any time.…Now try holding down either the alt key on a PC…or the option key on a Mac while you drag those grips.…
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 Appropriate for all
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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