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Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup

TIps for 3D Printing with Sketchup

Matt Donley runs an informative blog with Sketchup tutorials and Sketchup news at Master Sketchup.  As he’s just starting to get into 3D printing, he asked me to write a post about 3D printing with Sketchup, which I was happy to do.

In the article, I draw from my own experience modeling for 3D prints, as well as interactions with people in my Sketchup classes and in online forums such as Sketchucation and Shapeways.  There are a few questions about 3D printing Sketchup models I see crop up repeatedly.  I cover the best solutions to these problems, including making the model Solid, working with tiny parts, and the best file format for 3D printing.

If you need advice on a tricky model, email me or hit me up on Google+ or Twitter.  I’d also love to see what you make if these tips help you out!

Read the post on Matt’s site: 8 Tips for 3D Printing with Sketchup.