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
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.
3D printer neophyte here. I did a hollow cube (4 faces) in sketch up 2017 & exported the .stl file. Imported it into cura 2.7 & the model orientation had the missing faces is the y plane so I flipped the model 90 degrees so the 'see through' was vertical instead of horizontal. To my great surprise cura then inserted 2 faces into the void. This seems bizarre behaviour? The only way I could stop this was to put a hole in one of the other 4 faces.