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Combining Multiple Objects

After creating some basic shapes in TinkerCAD, they can be combined to create more complicated structures. To start, create a box in TinkerCAD. You can either make a random size, or insert explicit dimensions.

Shape within work plane

Next, create a pyramid using the “Pyramid” shape.

Shapes within work plane

Move the pyramid so it is intersecting (or just touching) the box. You can use the ruler tool to get a precise location, but for now just make sure they are at least overlapping/touching.

Pyramid shape atop square shape in work plane

Now, hold shift and click on the pyramid and then the box to select them both. With both of them selected, click the “Group” button in the top right of TinkerCAD, to the left of the Import button. The button looks like a square intersecting with a circle. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + G to group them.

Shapes in work plane with arrow pointing to grouping icon in top right of screen

This will combine the objects to make a single object. The color will change to show that this is now one object.

Pyramid and square shapes grouped into one shape

This process can be repeated to create more complex objects in TinkerCAD, along with modifying them with holes, which is in another tutorial on our page.

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