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Pi Robot
11-13-2010, 09:17 AM
Has anyone gone from Google SketchUp all the way to a 3D printout? I'd like to create a relatively simple case for Pi Robot and I don't really want to learn one of the more complicated CAD programs. Google SketchUp seems really easy to work with and I understand the Pro version can export to various CAD formats. But has anyone actually taken this path all the way to a printed part?

--patrick

ashiboy
03-01-2011, 05:13 PM
i think its possible i did read about it somewhere but don't realy remember where

ashiboy
03-01-2011, 05:17 PM
maybe this can help u

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2009/01/3d-printing-from-sketchup-with-cadspan.html

JadeKnight
03-01-2011, 05:43 PM
You can download this free exporter that can produce STL files for 3D printing.
http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl

I used this exporter for the pieces of a spool holder I designed. I printed them on my Makerbot CupCake.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3066

Hope that helps.

Pi Robot
03-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Thanks ashiboy and JadeKnight. Looks promising!

--patrick

ashiboy
03-02-2011, 10:25 AM
if u do print a model take a picture of it