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3D Printing with SketchUp - Second Edition

By : Aaron Dietzen Aka 'the Sketchup Guy'
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3D Printing with SketchUp - Second Edition

By: Aaron Dietzen Aka 'the Sketchup Guy'

Overview of this book

Working with the amazing 3D printing technology and getting access to the printing hardware is now easier than ever before. While there are many other resources that cover the general process of 3D printing, this book is the ultimate guide to creating models for 3D printing using SketchUp. You’ll start with a basic understanding of how SketchUp is used in the 3D printing workflow and jump into the steps to create a print-ready model using only SketchUp. This 3D printing book will guide you in using SketchUp to modify existing 3D files and cover additional tools that make SketchUp an even more powerful modeling tool. As you advance, you’ll learn how to transform 2D images into 3D printable solids, how to create multi-part prints that can be assembled without the use of fasteners or glue, and how to make sure your model, whether designed from scratch or assembled from preexisting geometry, is ready to be made real via your 3D printer. By the end of this book, you’ll have the confidence to bring your design ideas to life by generating your own 3D print-ready models with SketchUp.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Prepared to Print
Part 2: Modeling for 3D Printing


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


3D geometry

level 1 geometry 20

level 2 geometry 20

level 3 geometry 20

3D modeling

components 52

groups 52

holes in geometry 52, 53

interior geometry 53, 54

stray geometry 54, 55

3D models

checking, with Solid Inspector2 105, 106

import, examining 103-105

importing 102

modifying 108

repairing 106

3D-printed connections

making 96

testing 96-99

3D printing

files, exporting for 39

3D Printing with SketchUp

reference link 55

3D printing workflow

overview 5

SketchUp, fitting in 4-8


calipers 35

CleanUp 48

reference link 48

CleanUp3 103

URL 103

components 38

creation tool

SketchUp, using as 11-13


different-size prints

creating, from model 58, 59



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