Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with shapes, part of Designing a Replacement Part using 3D printing.
…When we're finished, we're going to have a knob like this one.…We're working off our measurement notes that we took…earlier, and also making some simplifications along the way.…This is our first draft, so we'll have time to make improvements later.…We're going to start with the base of the knob.…I'm going to drag a cylinder into the workspace.…Let's zoom in a little bit.…I'm going to use my mouse wheel to do that.…So, when we're working in Tinkercad, we have a couple…ways to change the shape and size of an object.…There are these white grips and black grips, and by clicking…and dragging them around the space, we change the size and scale.…
If you're used to working in a graphics program…like PhotoShop these shortcuts are going to feel pretty familiar.…If you hold down the Shift key, your object will scale proportionally.…And if you hold down the Alt key,…it will scale proportionally based on that center point.…So I'm going to hold down the Shift key and I'm going to size this up to 50mm.…Looks like we're zoomed in too close.…
- Measuring with calipers
- Modeling in 3D with Tinkercad
- Creating holes and complex shapes
- Plating and printing
- Optimizing and reworking the design