By default your Tinkercad designs are private and not discoverable by the public. However, sometimes you make something so cool that you want to share it with the world!
In this short tutorial I will go over the easy steps for posting your design publicly to the Tinkercad Gallery.
Editor's note: if you have Safe Mode enabled on your account or if you are a student managed as part of a teacher's Tinkercad Classrooms account, you are prevented from creating public designs until Safe Mode is disabled. Likewise, accounts in Safe Mode (as well as any logged-out user) can only browse a curated selection of public designs deemed appropriate by Tinkercad staff.
The first thing you want to do is load your design dashboard. This is the default page you see when you are logged in. If you need to get back here you can simply click the Tinkercad logo in the top left corner.
Once there, find the design you want to make public and click on it.
This will now open the design preview window. There are a few different options here, but the one we are looking for is the one that looks like a gear in the top right corner of the screen (next to the "Like" button).
This is the Design Properties window. You will need to fill out all of this information before you can publish your work. Start by entering the Description to let people know what your design is and anything else you may want to share. Next, take a moment to insert some tags. These are important because they are keywords that let people help find your model.
Now is the most important part of this whole tutorial! You need to find the privacy dropdown menu and switch "Private" to "Public" in order to make your design visible and searchable in the Tinkercad Gallery.
The last thing you will need to do in this window is click "Save changes." Once this is selected your design file will be made public.
You should now find yourself back at your dashboard. If you click on the design that you just made public, the preview window will look a little different than before. For instance, you will notice a link listed on the bottom.
This link will take anyone to your model, regardless of whether they're signed in to a Tinkercad account. To see an example of my public-facing design page, visit my Measuring Spoons design.
Now that you have walked through this process, you should be ready to make all of your finished designs public. Tag your public designs with #tinkertogether so that we can see what you've made!