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3D Printing with SketchUp: Use SketchUp to generate print-ready models and transform your project from concept to reality, 2e

3D Printing with SketchUp: Use SketchUp to generate print-ready models and transform your project from concept to reality, 2e

English | 2023 | ISBN: ‎ 180323735X | 162 pages | True/Retail PDF EPUB | 29.62 MB

Create stunning 3D print-ready models quickly and easily using any version of SketchUp

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook
Key Features

Find out how to use SketchUp Free, Go, or Pro to create print-ready models
Work through clearly illustrated examples to learn just how to design for 3D printing
Model multiple pieces that can be assembled post-print

Book Description

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.
What you will learn

Understand SketchUp's role in the 3D printing workflow
Generate print-ready geometry using SketchUp
Import existing files for editing in SketchUp
Verify whether a model is ready to be printed or not
Model from a reference object and use native editing tools
Explore the options available for adding onto SketchUp for the purpose of 3D printing (extensions)
Understand the steps to export a file from SketchUp

Who this book is for

If you own or have access to a 3D printer and are tired of downloading and printing other people's 3D models, this book is for you! Learn how to use SketchUp to create your own custom pieces or modify existing files so you can print exactly what you need. Whether you are an architect hoping to print buildings, a designer needing quick physical prototypes, or a hobbyist wanting to print a tchotchke, this book is for you. Readers should have completed some training in fundamentals in SketchUp and be able to create and edit basic geometry.
Table of Contents

Getting Started with 3D Printing and SketchUp
Setting Up your SketchUp environment for 3D Printing
Importing and Exporting .stl Files
Print-ready Modeling and Scaling for Export
Modeling from Scratch using Native Editing Tools
Modeling using Solid tools
Importing and Modifying Existing 3D Models
Assembling the pieces Post-Printing

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