This group is a place to discuss using Trimble SketchUp for 3D printing.
SketchUp Make can be downloaded for free here: http://www.sketchup.com/download
To get SketchUp working for 3D printing you'll likely want to start with this STL Import/Export plugin
I noticed there were many groups focused on just one type of designing program, and I wanted to make a group where anyone can discuss designing, no matter what they use. If a lot of experienced designers join this group, it can be a big help to beginners just learning the skill (not that I know much).
Here is the group: https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/designing-101
I set the width of my part to 55 mm, then after hours of designing, I am starting to have problems with faces, making holes, etc... Then I check the width again (or other dimensions), and it gives me a width of 54.994463 mm and the other side of the part it gives me 54.998394 mm. No wonder I am having problems with faces, holes, etc...
Is there a way to loop through all the coordinates in the part, and round to nearest 3 decimals or even 0 decimals, and then I re-do the wholes or other things, but at least I will have good faces to work with
So, anything like that?
When I insert 3d text into a simple model I am unable to export as a solid .stl file. I am using SketchUp 2017 (free version) with Solid Inspector 2. I have inserted the extruded text both positive and negative and it always tells me I have a "nested instance". Please advise other information you need to assist and i will provide. Thank's for any advise in advance.