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.