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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects by James Floyd Kelly

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7. Creating a 3D Model with Tinkercad

Chapter 6, “Free 3D Modeling Software,” introduced you to Tinkercad, one of the easiest CAD applications available. Add in the fact that it’s free to use, and there’s really no excuse not to give it a try. If you find it’s not for you, you’ll want to run through Appendix A, “3D Printer and Modeling Resources,” because I’ll also be listing some other free CAD applications for you to try (as well as a few good CAD apps that aren’t free but won’t break the bank).

In this chapter, I use Tinkercad to do some designing and create something that I print on the Simple. I use most of the tools you read about in Chapter 6, but I also show you a few other features and tasks that you can (or should) do when using Tinkercad. ...

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