Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the grid, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] Take a look at the grid settings,…which you'll find in the lower right-hand corner…of your workspace.…Click on Edit Grid.…We can change a few settings for our grid.…The first is the units, either millimeters or inches.…Even in the U.S., where inches are a more common unit…of measure, millimeters are the most common choice…for 3D printing files.…So, usually you'll be working with small measurements…and it's easier to deal with millimeters than fractions…of an inch.…Even if the metric system is unfamiliar to you,…I'd encourage you to try the metric system in Tinkercad…and we'll be using millimeters for this course.…
We can change the width and the height of the Workplane,…if you'd like.…If you know that you're working…on something particularly small or large,…you might want to change the grid dimensions…to help your project stay in proportion…and, if you have a desktop 3D printer at home,…you can choose from some of the presets…that are available here…or just change that width and height ratio…to match your printer.…
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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