Tinkercad For Dummies
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When you set up a new Tinkercad design, it will be a blank design initially, but you’ll add to it as you go. You can even sign out of Tinkercad and return to finish it later.

When you log in to Tinkercad, your Tinkercad profile is top left, along with a profile picture if you set one up. (If not, you can go to your Tinkercad account settings to add one, if you want.) If you’ve created any Tinkercad designs, you see them as well.

tinkercad-opening The opening Tinkercad screen upon logging in.

To get to the screen shown, you can click on the colorful Tinkercad logo. You don’t have to log in and out to see it. Also, bear in mind that you won’t have any Tinkercad designs showing as you haven’t designed anything yet!

To create a new design:

  1. Click the Create new design button. A new design that is all set up and ready to go appears. Tinkercad gives each new design a weird and wacky new design name, some of which can be fun, but you’ll want to change the design name so that it’s relevant.
  2. Name your new design by clicking on the name, typing the new name, and pressing Enter. Your new name appears in the top-left corner of the screen, as shown here.
tinkercad-new-design A new Tinkercad design ready to go, with its weird and wacky design name.

The design is named Grand Rottis-Duup.

tinkercad-design-name My new Tinkercad design name.

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Shaun C Bryant has 30 years of experience in the CAD/BIM field and is a consultant, manager, and trainer as well as a user. He teaches CAD and BIM courses at LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) and maintains the highly respected “Not Just CAD!” blog. An Autodesk Certified Professional, Shaun is also an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Instructor.

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