Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting an object, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Narrator] There are a few reasons…you might want to split a design.…You can break up a project into pieces,…to fit on a smaller 3D printer,…or, divide objects into parts,…so that you can reorient them,…and avoid support material.…You also might use it onscreen in Tinkercad…to add multiple colors to your model.…One way to tackle splitting a design is a stack.…I'll start by pulling a polygon into the Workplane,…and increasing the height to 50 millimeters.…
Then I'll take a box, and change the Length to 25,…the Width to 25, and the Height to 10.…Now I'm going to create a stack.…I'll use Control-D to duplicate,…and move that copy 10 millimeters up.…Use Control-D one, two, three more times,…to create a stack of five boxes.…Select those five boxes.…
Pull them over on top of the polygon,…and check that they totally encompass that shape.…Then I'll use Control-A to select all…of the objects on my Workplane,…and I want to make five copies of this set of objects.…I'll use Control-D again.…Hold down the Shift key, and use my arrow keys…
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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