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've been trying to get the Followme tool to work to create a Chess set. I created a simple design as per the image but when I use the fllowme tool I end up with a weird object with holes. Please see the attached image below:
I have also attached the Sketchup 2018 file for anyone to open and see why this problem occurs.
SketchUp plugins can be pretty handy for making your 3D designs printable. What is everyone using on their installs?
My current must have plugins are:
CleanUp³ - Removes stray "orphaned" lines from your models. Great for finding those hard to find parts that are keeping your model from being a manifold mesh.
Weld - Turns multiple edges into a single polyline.
Solid Inspector - Helps you find issues with your models that are keeping it from being a manifold mesh.
Shell - Adds thickness to single walled models. Somewhat finicky but it can easier than modeling complex shells on existing objects.