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How do I import or export files on the Tinkercad iPad app?

Importing 3D files to the Tinkercad iPad app

You may import 3D files in STL or OBJ format into Tinkercad. You may also import 2D SVGs in vector format as extruded shapes into the Tinkercad app. To do this:

  1. Log into Tinkercad.
  2. In your Dashboard, tap to "Create new design".
  3. Next, tap "Import" at the top right of the editor that opens.
  4. Tap "Choose a file", then "Browse".

A file browser will appear and allow you to browse to your STL, OBJ, or SVG file to import. You may choose from a file you have stored on your iCloud Drive, on the iPad, or other filesystems you may have set up on your device, such as Dropbox.

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Exporting files from the Tinkercad iPad app

Exporting files from the Tinkercad app can be done from both the design's detail card or from within the 3D editor. The available 3D formats to export from the iPad app are STL, OBJ, USDZ. A 2D export of the cross section of the design's model with the default Workplane is also available as an SVG format.

To Export from the design detail page:

  1. Log in to Tinkercad.
  2. Click on any 3D design in your dashboard or in the public gallery to open that design's detail page.
  3. Click "Download".
  4. Choose the filetype to download.
  5. Next, choose where to save or send your your design. You may send it to a compatible iOS app, your iCloud Drive, to the local iPad storage.

To Export from the 3D editor:

  1. Log in to Tinkercad.
  2. Open any 3D design in your dashboard by clicking "Tinker this" in the design's detail page. Alternately, for public designs in the Gallery, click "Copy and Tinker".
  3. At the top right of the editor, click "Export".
  4. Choose the filetype to download.
  5. Next, choose where to save or send your your design. You may send it to a compatible iOS app, your iCloud Drive, to the local iPad storage.

For more on filetypes Tinkercad works with, please see this article: https://tinkercad.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034615794

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