Drawing Compass

Description of the model

Drawing compasses for tactile drawing using a drawing board and drawing foil.
Three different versions are available:

  • 1cm grid with small holes
  • 1cm grid with large holes
  • 0.5 cm grid


My version of the circle is based on Frank Pommerenke’s idea:

Einfacher Zirkel

Blindenzirkel mit neuer Markierung

Printing instructions and tips



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  • Wireframe
  • Zoom In
  • Zoom Out
  • Rotation
  • Screenshot
  • Help


  • Rotate with the left mouse button.
  • Zoom with the scroll button.
  • Adjust camera position with the right mouse button.
  • Double-click to enter the fullscreen mode.
  • On mobile devices swipe to rotate.
  • On mobile devices pinch two fingers together or apart to adjust zoom.
  • On mobile devices 3 finger horizontal swipe performs panning.

Additional Models

  • compass_0.5cm.stl
  • compass_1cm_big.stl
  • compass_1cm_small.stl