Autodesk launches Tinkerplay app to make 3D design and printing fun

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced the launch of Tinkerplay, a free* app designed for kids of all ages that introduces creative play through 3D design and 3D printing.

The Tinkerplay app is based on the popular Modio app, which Autodesk previously acquired, and will join the Tinkercad family of products. The Tinkerplay app allows users to digitally design and customize characters and creatures with the ability to 3D print afterwards. 3D printed parts can also be assembled for dynamic play. With this launch, new parts, features and functionality have been added to make the world of 3D design simple, fun and engaging.

“Creators, designers and makers aged five to ninety have blown us away with their passion for 3D modeling and 3D printing,” said Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Consumer and 3D Printing. “With Tinkerplay, we provide another great tool designed for kids of all ages to play, create and craft.”

The Tinkerplay app lets users get started quickly by dragging and dropping interchangeable parts to create custom creations. The parts are optimized for 3D printing as fully articulated characters and creatures, and are designed to not require rafting or support material for printing. The app’s print function displays the layout of parts for 3D printing and provides an easy way to export print files to a variety of 3D printers.

For users looking to expand their design skills to create entirely new parts, Tinkerplay connectors can be found in the Tinkercad web application. Autodesk has launched Tinkerplay simultaneously on various mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phones, to better provide users with access on the device of their choice. The Tinkerplay app can be downloaded for free* from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store for Windows 8.1 users.

About Autodesk

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone, from design professionals, engineers and architects, to digital artists, students and hobbyists, uses Autodesk software to unleash their creativity and solve important challenges. . For more information, visit or follow @autodesk.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, Tinkercad and Tinkerplay are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and service offerings, specifications, and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the End User License and Services Agreement that accompanies the software.

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