Introduction

Welcome to Tinkercad For Dummies!

This book has been written for you to get a head start with Autodesk’s amazing entry-level 3D modeling app called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is cloud-based, so you don’t need any expensive 3D modeling software to get started — just an Internet connection and a computer, such as a desktop PC or a suitable laptop.

You find out about basic 3D modeling concepts and how to use Tinkercad to model simple 3D designs, which in turn you can then 3D print, using the information and lessons provided.

Tinkercad is a great way to get started in the world of 3D modeling and 3D design, regardless of age, experience, and expertise, and this book is a perfect way to get your first step into that 3D world. Enjoy!

About This Book

So why do you need Tinkercad For Dummies? Well, this book gives you a great insight in to Tinkercad, world-class instruction that you find in For Dummies books, and easy-access organization.

Throughout this book, I follow several conventions:

  • Bold text means that you’re meant to type the text just as it appears in the book. The exception is when you’re working through a steps list: Because each step is bold, the text to type is not bold.
  • If you’re reading a digital version of this book on a device connected to the Internet, note that you can click the web address to visit that website, like this: www.dummies.com.
  • Tinkercad is a browser-based app. Therefore, you may find that some of your regular keyboard shortcuts and the right-hand ...

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