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First object with TinkerCAD

by bcDesigns

I needed some strong magnetic hooks for a hanging garden I'm working on and I've been meaning to try out TinkerCAD - I am pleasantly surprised, simple yet capable environment and the learning curve is basically null. I am mostly used to working in Solidworks but I'm trying to make the move to various open source or free CAD platforms.. So far, TinkerCAD's environment has been the easiest to get started making easily 3D printable models. I'll be working on a support-free thread feature once I've got some spare time to learn more about the API.

designed to fit these magnets, this object should print easily on any machine. I'm actually really pleased with how nicely the prints turned out - TinkerCAD's STL file generator is great, I had no idea!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3020161

Strong Magnetic Hook
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First object with TinkerCAD

by bcDesigns

I needed some strong magnetic hooks for a hanging garden I'm working on and I've been meaning to try out TinkerCAD - I am pleasantly surprised, simple yet capable environment and the learning curve is basically null. I am mostly used to working in Solidworks but I'm trying to make the move to various open source or free CAD platforms.. So far, TinkerCAD's environment has been the easiest to get started making easily 3D printable models. I'll be working on a support-free thread feature once I've got some spare time to learn more about the API.

designed to fit these magnets, this object should print easily on any machine. I'm actually really pleased with how nicely the prints turned out - TinkerCAD's STL file generator is great, I had no idea!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3020161

Strong Magnetic Hook
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How to round and hollow obscure shapes

by LordKanti

How do i smooth edges on obscure shapes? I've seen tutorials on cubes and simple things, but I need to round the edges on a temple tip that my dog ate. One of the temples is still good so I traced that and can extrude it to the proper thickness easy enough, but I have 2 problems I need to solve:

☼I need to round the temple so it fits like the other: comfortably over my ear
☼I need to hollow a tube through the shape for the metal portion of the temple to fit into.

The second problem seems harder than the first to me. I use tinkerCAD, but I do have blender, I just find it much harder to work with.

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Check This Out!!!!

by Rekrab30

I made a Dunder Mifflin paper box business card holder... Please let me know what you guys think of it. I printed this on the MPSM and it took about 10 hours total. I think it looks great and would love some constructive feed back!!

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2993263

Dunder Mifflin Business card holder (The Office)
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Tinkercad's end for me

by NextGenDesign

I use Tinkercad currently, and all of my designs have been on Tinkercad. At school we are being introduced to Autodesk Inventor, which as most of you know is a much higher quality program than the free, online Tinkercad. I love Tinkercad and will keep using it, but does anybody here have any suggestions to get Autodesk Inventor for free as I am a middle school student? Thanks. I am still new to 3D modeling, so my designs aren't so good. Come visit my account by the way! I love the support from people who use my designs. Thank you!

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