Recently 3D printers have gained much popularity. These devices let you design 3D objects on your computer and then materialize them using 3D printers. But going to a 3D printing place to have your objects designs can be a time-consuming process. For the designing part you can use the excellent web service titled “Tinkercad.”
Tinkercad is a user-friendly web service that lets you create 3D designs for 3D printing. The site is currently in beta and allowing free usage. You start by creating an account on the site. Next you are provided with a canvas to draw your 3D object on. Drawing tools include variously shaped 3D brushes and tools that let you easily draw holes and slots into your design.
You can save your projects as you work on them. When you are done you can download the STL file that can be taken to your 3D printing place; STL files are what 3D printers accept as input. The site also provides you a permalink to share your projects with others.
- A user-friendly web service
- Lets you design 3D objects
- Offers variously shaped 3D brushes and tools for easy drawing
- Provides permalink to share projects
- Lets you download STL file for 3D printing
- Similar tools: Sculpt, 3D-pack and 3dBin.
Check out Tinkercad @ www.tinkercad.com/