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Welome to the SketchUp group!

by TheNewHobbyist

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

The Extension Warehouse and SketchUcation are great resources for SketchUp plugins and are worth checking out.

To get SketchUp working for 3D printing you'll likely want to start with this STL Import/Export plugin

Printing with 3D Text

by 3DGD

Hello,
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.

Convert a Sketchup model to 3d Printing.

by SFernandez1974

Hi guys, I saw a lot of people converting sketchup model to 3d printing, it's hard to do? I want to learn how to do because will want to make a couple of nascar cars and looks great in sketchup!

Sketch up-Curator hiccup

by KJM22

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.

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by BDan

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