[Blabber] Tinkercad?

Jon Pellant jpellant at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 13:05:55 UTC 2015


I second OnShape. It is pretty cool with some advanced features. 

> On Oct 18, 2015, at 17:41, Max Nager <nagermax at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Another good option is Onshape, which was created by the founder of Solidworks, and is designed to function like a cloud based Solidworks. You can create an account for free.
> 
> I think between Tinkercad, Openscad, and Onshape, it might help messing around with all of them. They are all pretty powerful and each has abilities others don't have.
> 
> 
> 
>> On Oct 18, 2015, at 8:47 AM, Joseph Barreca <jbarrec at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks Guan. This is very helpful!
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Oct 18, 2015, at 9:36 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Yes. Tinkercad's particular constructive solid geometry model might seem a bit limiting, but you can do a lot of things with it.
>>> 
>>> Way back when, we used to recommend Google Sketchup to beginners. Tinkercad is probably the best choice to get started with modeling today.
>>> 
>>> If you want something that can be programmable and parametric, you could look at something like OpenSCAD. Fusion 360 is also worth looking at for something more capable; it has a different model, though, based on a constraint solver.
>>> 
>>>> On Oct 18, 2015, at 09:31, Joseph Barreca <jbarrec at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Good morning HM!
>>>> 
>>>> I am interested in learning more about 3D printing. Do you suggest starting with Tinkercad to create my first design?
>>>> 
>>>> I don't have any specific project in mind at the moment but would like tinker around and see how the software and process works. 
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Joe
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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