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Autodesk Tinkercad Reviews

Tinkercad is a super easy-to-use, browser based 3D design tool.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Autodesk Tinkercad and what they use it for.
  • What is a good 3d modeling program - this is where I started and I've managed to make some neat things with it. It's mostly matching up geometric shapes and cutting pieces away to get the result, so not the best for organic shapes. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • 3D printed a stand for my Tecsun pl-990 (New to using cad)
    TinkerCAD has a mode where you can actually build with bricks like that. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Frosthaven character boxes
    I've been trying to learn as a more feature rich upgrade to which I've done most of my tinkering on. In a stroke of luck I found what appears to be the original design for Pu1p's character box (and the other insert bits) and I was able to make a copy and modify it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • I’m wanting to make a fish tank float valve adapter for an auto top off, I have 0 experience 3D printing, how hard would this be to do? My buddy has a 3D printer but I would need to make the file.
    You might also try which is a free web-based CAD modeler. I am not sure about being able to generate threads with it but it's easy to get started on. It isn't parametric however. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • [Tools] Holster and Pistol Mount that fits G-Code brand holsters. Use promo code: GCODE for $5 off plus free shipping.
    And yes, the guy has some R&D into the design but any prototypes also only cost him 30 cents to produce and basic 3D design can be stupid easy (or as hard as you want it to be if you want to learn C.A.D.) via websites like This isn't some drug which took billions to research yet only costs a penny a pill to produce therefore there is R&D built into the retail cost. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Best modelling software for people new to 3d?
    After you graduate from I recommend next, it is more of a CAD experience, but has a lower learning curve and great tutorials. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How to get started with 3D modeling
    Most people start with something simple like Tinkercad . It's web-based (works in browser), totally free, nothing to download. It has a low learning curve and is fine for doing all kinds of things. Basically you move simple shapes like cubes, spheres and cones from a menu onto a drawing area and then stretch and mutate them according to what you need. To cut areas out you use shapes as holes. It's very intuitive. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Why do the models go back down to the ground when i select the next page it even does this with the slicing where it puts it all the way back to the ground?
    If you want to merge the 2 before printing then you need to use a 3d program. Something simple like would let you do that. If you want to print them both separate then just move one out of the way of the other but they should be on the buildplate. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What do you guys think is good for modeling 3d prints?
    Most people start with Tinkercad. It's free, easy to learn, and is decent for designing simple shapes. Then when they outgrow Tinkercad they move on to something more sophisticated. That's what I did. For the last couple years I've been using OnShape - also free, lots of capabilities, lots of tutorials and a large user community willing to give advice. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • was about to partake in the big benchy challenge, but my power went out. so here it is, 80% of a 300% benchy 2.5 hours in on my ender 3.
    You need tinker cad. it's free and easy. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there an easy way to add text to the underside of a print? (like on this benchy) Preferably using open source software.
    Easiest way without having to download anything would be Makes is really easy to make new 3d models or edit existing stl files. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Dose Milwaukee sell this power tool organizer separately? where could I find an equivalent?
    That would be an easy first 3d print, using - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Help with Ender 3D pro printer
    The premise is simple enough, the 3d files are .stl. You "slice" them which makes them .gcode files for the 3d printers to use. There are a couple great sites for pre-mades like you can just download one, go into your slicing software hit slice/save and throw it on the printer. The only thing you need to put into your slicing software and ultimaker has a great drop drop which has ender... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • 3D Printed keyboard feet for 60 cents at library
    You could design something (say, using an online app like, and export to a supported file ("stl"). The library would take that file, run it through a program that slices it into thousands of layers ("gcode"), and send that file to the printer. That file is actually sort-of readable by eye -- it's thousands of lines that effectively give X,Y,Z locations for the 3d printer nozzle to go to. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • I finally got a 3D printer! I wanted one for 3 years and i finally got one! This is the first thing i made :D Not cool or anything but still its something! :)
    Nice! Dude get some 3D modeling software (or and go nuts! Designing your own stuff then bringing it to life is magic, pure magic. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Load issues
    When I open & when browsing, clicking any variable to the search like location/price/etc doesn't load.. Another issue is using when I click "new project" the button doesn't work.. All of these work on google chrome without any issue. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Who knows how to model?
    Go to and open an account. Look at a few tutorials. It's a good basic 3D modeler that runs in your browser and it's free. Small learning curve. You can't make parametric models, but you can make interesting things like that hot dog holder. (By "parametric" I mean a model based on parameters, like you change one parameter for, say, hole clearance, and all the holes in your model change size by that... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Does anyone know where to find this?
    Seems like you could probably make that. Get the image. Convert it to svg. Import it to and go from there. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • what software do people use for their own designs? has been good enough for my designs for now. I've also downloaded a free for personal use version of Fusion 360 I plan to try learning later. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Universal Laser and chromebooks
    I don't have any experience with Universal Lasers but is webbased and allows to export everything as .stl (for 3D printing) and .svg (for lasers). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Trying to find clothing buttons
    I wouldn't call Blender a simple program so I would recommend Tinkercad or OpenSCAD. OpenSCAD will probably be frustrating if you can't visualize geometry in your head, but for something simple like buttons you might find it suitable. Tinkercad is a website where you can make designs by putting together simple shapes. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago

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Tinkercad is a browser-based program specifically designed for 3D printing and CAD beginners. With a drag-and-drop interface and library of basic shapes pre-made for you, it’s great for the beginner 3D printer enthusiast.

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