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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

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left hand threads with the EP fasteners and holes

by Oneturboneeded

When i use the threaded hole function in ep fasteners and holes the threads are left handed. The screws come out perfect right hand threads so nothing screws together. Can anyone help me?

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2040 Solid V-wheel assembly

by coilheaddesigns

2040 Solid V-wheel assembly.

Anyone have a skp model for me that i can lasercut where the solid v-wheel spacing is correct with a eccentric nut on one side.

all the ones i have found seem to be a bit off.

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2040 Solid V-wheel assembly

by coilheaddesigns

2040 Solid V-wheel assembly.

Anyone have a skp model for me that i can lasercut where the solid v-wheel spacing is correct with a eccentric nut on one side.

all the ones i have found seem to be a bit off.

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Penetrations being printed as solid - Solved

by lanternfish

Hi all

I am having a problem with designed penetrations being printed as solid. In the 1st screengrab you will see the sketchup model. The hatched area is the base of the model to show that the holes do indedd penetrat the top layer(s). The 2nd screengrab shows the slicer output with the 4 large holes filled. Any suggestions as to why this is happening??
The model is designed so that when printed the support material will act as a diffusser.
Cheers

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Text quality on Sketchup

by Lorduncan

I am printing big size letters and i notice the quality of them are not too good, like low poly. Is there any way to fix this? Useing Sketchup Make 2017.
Thanks for help :)

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SketchUp Plugins for 3D Printing

by TheNewHobbyist

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.

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Could Someone Convert This to a 2014 Version .skp?

by rebeltaz

I told someone I would help them fix a file, but I can't open this. It needs SU 2017 and I've only got 2014. Thanks.

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CR-10S SKP model

by coilheaddesigns

Hey guys anyone know where i can get a OEM model of the CR-10S want to design some upgrades.

TIA

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Work in Inches, Convert to Metric?

by rebeltaz

I am working on a model. I need to model it in inches, because that's what my tape measures read. After I model this, is there an easy way to convert the whole model to metric to be compatible with slicer software?

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