Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Using hole shapes, part of Learning Tinkercad.
- [Instructor] We've worked a lot with solid shapes.…Now let's talk about hole shapes.…Let's create a cylinder, with a hole punched in the middle.…We'll grab a cylinder, drag it to the work plane,…and let's change its measurements to 40 ...…By 40 ...…By ten.…Next, we'll grab a hole shape.…Hole shapes always have this semi-transparent look…with slanted lines.…You want to think of them as negative space.…We'll click and drag this to the approximate center…of our other cylinder.…
We can select both objects, and then group them.…Now we have a tube shape, and just like…a grouping of solid shapes, we can double-click…on the form to see its components.…I can alter the shape and size, and position,…of this hole.…And then click out of editing mode to make that change.…Any solid shape can be changed into a hole shape,…whether it's basic shape, or something you've created…like our moon.…Up here on the shape panel, you can toggle between them.…Or, you can use the shortcut key s, and h, to toggle…between the two modes.…
If we drag a box into our space,…
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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