Here you can download a 3D model of a try square, a very popular marking tool with wood workers and carpenters.

The try square consists of a stock part that is usually made of wood and a blade part that is usually made of metal. On an industrially made try square, there is a scale on the blade, so it can also have the function of a ruler. To open this 3D model, you must have FreeCAD or some other 3D CAD software installed that can open 3D models designed in FreeCAD software. This is a faithfully drawn 3D model of a try square, consisting of the blade and stock parts which are interconnected by 3 dowels. On the blade part there is a drawn metric scale as well as the name of our site (which you can easily delete in the FreeCAD software or leave as it is and in that way thank us for drawing this model for you). The parts were modeled in the Part Design workbench, and in order to form the assembly we didn’t use the Assembly workbench but all the parts are non-constrained bodies; the scale was drawn using the Lattice 2 workbench and the Shape String command (Draft workbench). The complete 3D model was designed in FreeCAD software version 019.


3D model of a try square
3D model category
3D CAD software used for modeling

FreeCAD (Version 0.19)

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

Only FreeCAD native file format .FCStd


Dimensions of the 3D model of the try square marking tool: 420mm (16 17/32’’) x 155mm (6 3/32’’) x 12mm (15/32’’)

By the way, on our site there is also a plan for making a wooden try square, as well as a description on how this tool should be used.

Modeling this 3D model is very easy because the parts are of simple geometry, and you will spend much more time drawing the scale than modeling the parts. Unfortunately for everyone who uses imperial units of measurement, only a metric scale is drawn on this 3D model. So, if you need a try square with an imperial units scale, you will have to model it yourself.


Download 3D model (BREP and NURBS)

Submitted by Ceh Jan