Autodesk Tinkercad

Introduction:

Tinkercad is a free CAD application that runs from a web browser. No prior experience with CAD is needed, although students should be familiar with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files, and navigating folders. The course material works the same for Windows and (Mac) OS X operating systems.

Content: 

  1. Introduction to TinkerCad
    • The user Interface and logging in
    • Navigation around the work area
    • Grid setup and design precision
    • Other
  2. Adding & Moving Shapes
    • Scaling and changing dimensions
    • Rotating shapes
    • Selecting strategies
    • Using the work plane
    • Measuring and using the ruler tool
    • Grouping and ungrouping
    • Using the hole object
    • Aligning shapes
    • Mirror tool
    • Other
  3. Creating & Duplicating Patterns
    • Copying objects
    • Creating linear patterns
    • Creating circular patterns
    • Other
  4. Shape Generators
    • Introducing shape generators (also called “primitives”)
    • Extension generator
    • Polygon generator
    • Text generator
    • Image generator
    • Community generators
    • Other
  5. Cutting and Using Planes
  6. Importing Files
    • Importing SVG Files
    • Importing STL Files
    • Other
  7. Finishing
    • Splitting objects
    • Chamfers
    • Fillets
    • Shell object
    • Naming and sharing design files (or Models)
    • Downloading the design
    • Other
  8. Design concepts
    • Drawings and sketches
    • Measurement
    • Design tips
    • Anticipating problems
    • Other
  9. Downloading TinkerCad files to a local computer
  10. Preparing to print
  11. Individual design projects
    • Review and modify student ideas
    • Develop a design strategy
    • Work on designs
    • Test print designs
    • Re-design as appropriate
    • Print final designs