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I've found the ruler tool to be pretty great in Tinkercad, it's just not
extremely intuitive.  This is a pretty good list of it's features

http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Ruler-Tool-in-Tinkercad/?ALLSTEPS

On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:35 AM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> +1 for Tinkercad, although I wish there were a good measuring tool like
> the measuring tape in Sketchup.
>
> For those on Chromebooks, I have been using the 3DView/Click to Open 3D
> extensions to spot check student models before printing. I still need to
> process the final job in Windows (*when* will someone come up with a
> web-based slicing program for Makerbot?) but if they export and share in
> Drive I can check them and house them there, then pick them up via Drive
> for Desktop on the Windows machine. I have printed ~60 (big) parts for
> water rockets in the last two weeks, and it has been exciting but also
> challenging to have so many students printing at once!
>
>
>
> *Eric Hall*
> *Technology Integration Specialist*
> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
> *Chittenden East SU*
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> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 5:23 AM, Glen Page <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Another browser based CAD program that I know some schools in NH are
>> using is TinkerCAD - https://www.tinkercad.com
>> Also free and created by the folks at AUTODESK. Makes for great
>> transition of skills to full blown CAD systems.
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > Date:    Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:05:38 -0500
>> > From:    Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
>> > Subject: browser based CAD program
>> >
>> > This looks like a good option for CAD and 3D design...free for
>> > students/educators
>> > https://www.onshape.com/edu
>> >
>> >
>> > *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>> > *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*
>> > Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>> > <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>> >
>> > ------------------------------
>> >
>>
>> Glen Page
>> Technology Systems Administrator
>> ThetNet - Thetford Academy
>> 802.785.4805.x231
>>
>>
>> Never ask a man what computer he uses. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you. If
>> it's not, why embarrass him? - Tom Clancy
>>
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