• Scribble Tool

    There are 2 easy ways to Scribble. Start by clicking on this icon  in the Shapes panel, and a 2D panel will appear where you can draw any shape, pattern or design using your finger touchpad (laptop), touch screen (tablet), or mouse (desktop). Undo, redo, and erase are always options, so…

  • Embed Tinkercad Models in PowerPoint

    You can find the GLTF download option in Tinkercad’s export menu (along with existing options for .STL, .OBJ, and .SVG). Once downloaded, you’ll notice that the file name will be appended with “.glb”.  This GLB file format is a binary form of glTF that includes everything you need to drag…

  • Share Codeblocks Designs

    Previously, the only way to share your Codeblocks designs with other users was to export a screenshot or animated GIF. Now, Tinkercad users can simply share the URL of any public Codeblocks design, allowing others to view and copy the design along with the editable code used to generate it….

  • Tinkercad on iPad

    The Tinkercad iPad app provides the same functionality as the browser experience you’re familiar with for both the 3D editor and Codeblocks. If you’re accustomed to using Tinkercad on a desktop or laptop computer, the only adjustment you’ll need to make is getting used to designing with your fingertip or an Apple Pencil instead of a mouse or trackpad. …

  • Microbit on Tinkercad

    What is Micro:bit? The BBC micro:bit is an inexpensive electronic circuit board designed for students to learn electronics and coding. It includes buttons and lights and sensors that lend themselves to creating amazing interactive projects. When a student connects the micro:bit to a computer with a USB cable, they can quickly program…

  • Annotate designs

    A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes words are exactly what’s needed to provide a design with context, explain how something is assembled, or provide feedback on student work. All of this is now possible with Tinkercad’s 3D Notes tool. You can find this new addition above the…

  • Making a Name Keychain

    Here’s a quick video to get you acquainted with the editor interface where you’ll be doing all your 3D modeling. It covers changing the view, where to find objects, and where the tools are and what they do.  Select Your Letters    If you don’t see the panel…

  • Using Circuit Assemby shapes

    Circuit Assemblies are simple, pre-made circuits that you can incorporate into your 3D designs.  They even have a corresponding “hole” object so that you can cut out a void big enough to assemble them when printed. When you download your design for 3D printing, the electronic components, such as the…

  • Share designs

    By default your Tinkercad designs are private and not discoverable by the public. However, sometimes you make something so cool that you want to share it with the world! In this short tutorial I will go over the easy steps for posting your design publicly to the Tinkercad Gallery. The first…

  • Tinkercad terms

    Below is a glossary of terms commonly used in Tinkercad. If you ever find a word you’re unsure about, check below for clarification. 3D Modeling Language Glossary Align: to place or arrange (things) in a straight line. To use the Align tool, select at least two objects by Shift left-clicking on…