About Tinkercad

Tinkercad is a web-based 3D CAD software that enables educational institutes to offer constructive solid geometry courses across K-12 school grades. It allows students to create 3D designs and program, simulate, and assemble electric circuits.

Tinkercad's code-block module lets learners use a drag-and-drop interface to build shapes, run codes to view design simulations, create GIFs, 3D print developed designs, and export data for future use. It allows educators to access and utilize pre-built grade-specific lesson plans and curriculums in compliance with ISTE, Common Core, and NGSS guidelines. The platform also lets teachers create virtual classrooms and generate class codes, allowing students and parents to remotely access the platform.

Tinkercad's 3D design tool enables users to create, share, import, and export designs with elements, such as shapes, characters, text, and numbers. The circuits module offers a pre-built library with components, such as resistor, LED, capacitor, breadboard, diode, and photoresistor.

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Features

Total features of Tinkercad: 10

  • Animation
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Content Library
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • For 3D Printing
  • Learning Management
  • Self-Learning
  • WYSIWYG Editor

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(19)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Avijit D.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Awesome tool for beginners.

Reviewed on 2020/09/12

During this pandemic situation, with this tool i am able to show others how to use arduino circuits...

During this pandemic situation, with this tool i am able to show others how to use arduino circuits and use them, without providing them the real time hardware. They are loving the way of studying it. and also for my projects i did a simulation program that impressed the teachers.

Pros

The ease of access of 3d designing, simple yet useful "to the point" tools.
I mostly liked about the simulation of arduino circuits, Its very simple to simulate the real time arduino circuits. Recommended for beginners.

Cons

Real time power measurement is not that much accurate in the circuits section. Advanced simulation is still yet to consider for heavy applications.

James B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Super simple to learn.

Reviewed on 2020/09/09

I have used Tinkercad to create some 3D models, modify some 3D models from online repositories. I...

I have used Tinkercad to create some 3D models, modify some 3D models from online repositories. I have found it easy to use for very simple model creation / modification.

Pros

Tinkercad is very easy to learn to use. I also like the ability to use it anywhere, being web based. Log in and see all your projects, work on them, save them for later.

Cons

The set of features in Tinkercad is very limiting for more advanced 3D modeling. Sometimes wrapping your head around how to convince a box and/or a sphere make a shape you want can be time-consuming.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tinkercad - Getting Better Everyday

Reviewed on 2021/03/23

I have commercial software that is fairly expensive and will produce highly detailed and far more...

I have commercial software that is fairly expensive and will produce highly detailed and far more intricate models than you can with Tinkercad. But, unless it is highly detailed and requires exacting specifications, I'll bang it out on Tinkercad. Heck, I have a 3D printed model of my 3 story home. Each floor and the roof sections are seperate allowing you to open it up and see each floor. That model includes the stairwell, stairs and handrails with balasters for the stairs and open loft on the 3rd floor. The exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, and even the huge front deck are all included, right down to the wood stove in the living room.

Pros

I can not say enough about this software and it's ease of use, functionality, and practical application to meet my needs. The buidling process is simple and with use you can become pretty imaginative with the process of creating the shapes you're looking for.

With the addition of the circuit builder and simulator it is a one stop shop for a lot of my projects. Not only can I design the firmware/software side of my project but I can also design and develop my project box/case/enclosure/etc. that I will be the final home for everything when I'm done. Thank you Autodesk for making this available for free.

Cons

I do not like having to hold down Ctrl/Shft in order to drag the screen left or right. But that is it, that's my only issue. Oh, one more - the ability to set an axis angle back to zero. Be careful when rotating items, getting them off by a degree or so is pretty easy to do, getting them to sit back flat on the build board, not so much.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great for Novices

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

I use TinkerCAD to design parts for instruments and my own creations to be 3D printed.

I use TinkerCAD to design parts for instruments and my own creations to be 3D printed.

Pros

TinkerCAD is web based, so it takes up no space on your computer. This also means that if you share your file with someone else, they need only access the website; no additional software required.

Cons

TinkerCAD was developed as an educational tool, so it lacks many of the features you might find in a traditional CAD program.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Just visualize,Tinkercad will do the rest!

Reviewed on 2021/01/01

I highly recommend TINKERCAD for beginners.Beginners can design basic things with this software.If...

I highly recommend TINKERCAD for beginners.Beginners can design basic things with this software.If the requirement is advanced design it would be better to use another software.

Pros

TINKERCAD is very user friendly software.Creating,designing and combining can do easily. Designs in STL and OBJ files supports all types of 3D printers,hence printing is very simple.Not only 3D design but also TINKERCAD can use as engineering and entertainment software.

Cons

Since this is an online tool,Internet connection is a must.

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Tinkercad offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Tinkercad is available for free.

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Tinkercad has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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Tinkercad supports the following devices:

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