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Instructables: Choosing a 3D modeling software for 3D printing

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Balu, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Balu

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    Hi, Balu,
    I've been using Sketchup on and off for several years now and plan to use it for 3D printable designs in the future (my 3D printer design/build is not finalized). Your post grabbed my attention for just this reason. I wasn't aware of any problems using it for 3D printing so I did some digging around and found this article.
    http://www.mastersketchup.com/8-tips-for-3d-printing-with-sketchup/

    It describes the pitfalls one may encounter in using Sketchup for designing 3D printable models and how to avoid them. It appears the guy even wrote a book on the subject.
    https://www.packtpub.com/hardware-and-creative/3d-printing-sketchup

    Hope this helps.

    -Nugz
     
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