This article is a step by step guide in how to use the AstroPrint integration in Tinkercad. This integration makes it SUPER easy to start 3D Printing your Tinkercad designs. See the full announcement HERE.
In a nutshell, from inside Tinkercad you can export your files straight to AstroPrint and start the 3D Printing process. This can all be done from your browser, allowing you to go from 3D design to 3D printing right inside Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers. No need for downloadable software. Perfect for Chromebook users, students, STEM Teachers, and schools!
Step 1 - Choose which of your awesome Tinkercad designs you wish to print
For this demo, we're printing the AstroPrint 3D Space Puzzle. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can download it from Tinkercad HERE.
Step 2 - Click the 'Export' button in the upper right
Step 3 - Choose '3D Print', then choose 'AstroPrint'
Step 4 - Click 'Continue to AstroPrint'
Step 5 - Choose what you would like AstroPrint to do with your design
You can either:
A) Start the printing process RIGHT NOW, or
B) Save the design to one of your project folders. This is ideal if you want to save the file for printing later.
Step 6 - Print with AstroPrint
Simply go through your regular AstroPrinting process.
Choose your printer, material, and print quality. Next, hit 'Print', select your printer, then stare at your printer with lots of excitement as your design is printed! (at least, that's what we do...)
We hope you enjoy using the Tinkercad/AstroPrint integration. If you run in to any problems please open a support ticket and let us know!
🚀 🚀 🚀 Happy Printing! 🚀 🚀 🚀