January 30, 2013

Tinkercad, a 3D design tool that runs in your browser

Unknown.jpeg Tinkercad, a software used for drafting 3D models, touts itself as the world's first browser-based design program. Salon reports via @3d_printer.

quotemarksright.jpgTinkercad, which calls itself the world’s first browser-based CAD. (CAD stands for computer-aided design, and is shorthand for the software that engineers use for drafting 3D models.) What does this mean for the user? For just a low subscription rate, anyone with a web browser can embrace the world of 3D product design. Tinkercad comes with a host of interactive shapes and modeling tools. Designs can be ported directly to Tinkercad’s partner 3D printing services that can print and then ship your work to you. Browsers have to be WebGL-enabled, so that means only Chrome or Firefox at this time.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. Watch Tinkercad tutorial video.

emily | 9:40 PM | 3D printing software
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