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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
Book Image

3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using 3D tools from the Extension Warehouse

The Extension Warehouse is owned and operated by Trimble Navigation, Ltd., the owners of SketchUp. It is a depository of add-ons that can be used to enhance the features of SketchUp. It continues to grow with the contributions of developers who write small plugins and share them on the site.

In this recipe, we will install SketchUp STL. This is an add-on that will give us the functionality to import and export the .stl files.

Getting ready

Go to Here, you'll find categories of add-ons that are available. Choose the 3D Printing category. From this page, choose SketchUp STL. Download it, and follow the instructions to install it.

How to do it...

Open SketchUp and load the warp-test model we made in the preceding recipe. Then, proceed as follows:

  1. We'll export the model as a .stl file. Make sure that the MakerBot build volume is unhidden. Go to File and choose Export STL.

  2. A pop up will prompt for information. Choose the Export...