3D Printing with SketchUp by Marcus Ritland

By Marcus Ritland

Marcus Ritland is a dressmaker and 3D printing advisor at his small enterprise, Denali 3D layout. considering the fact that 2008, he has used SketchUp for architectural rendering companies, studying it and supporting others good sufficient to be selected as "Top SketchUcator" of the SketchUcation boards. After studying approximately 3D printing via an internet contest, he included it into his enterprise, promoting 3D-printed items on-line and aiding different small company proprietors leverage the technology.

He has additionally volunteered at a neighborhood makerspace, educating SketchUp sessions and best 3D-printing meetups. he's at the moment on a quest to get rid of design-for-3Dprinting illiteracy. whilst he's now not push-pulling a version into form, he are available taking pictures pictures and having fun with nature.

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Info Chapter 2 Installing more extensions The Extensions Warehouse is relatively new, but extensions have been available for several years. How did users install them before the Warehouse? I'm glad you asked, because there are many useful extensions available scattered across the Web that are not in the Extensions Warehouse yet. To use these other extensions, you must manually place the files into the correct folder on your computer. com/en/article/38583. com/ resources/plugin-store-download. This extension is much like the Extensions Warehouse, but allows installation and management of a huge selection of specialty extensions.

Although more complex designs are certainly printable, this will ensure an easy print from the start. Now, let's model! Modeling in SketchUp from a sketch To get started, we need to import the image into SketchUp. ; under Files of type, click on All Supported Image Types; and under Options, click on the Use as image radio button. info Chapter 3 Click near the origin in SketchUp to set one corner of the image, and then move your cursor towards the upper-right side of the screen to set the size of the image.

Each vase is printable and looks unique from the others: As with wall thickness, the number of segments you use in an arc should be balanced. Too many and you'll increase file size, increase processing time, and have trouble with missing tiny faces; too few and your model will look faceted and unpolished. info Understanding Model Resolution A bonus tip for desktop extrusion printers Notice how I created one vase with 2 mm wall thickness, while the other vase is solid. The solid vase actually prints better on desktop extrusion printers because you can tell the printer to make a certain number of passes around the perimeter, and not fill the center.

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