Sketchup STL export plugin

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Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby joerlane » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:05 pm

I found this plugin to export STL files from Sketchup useful. Just drop it in the plugins folder and an extra option appears in the Tools menu to export DXF or STL. The STL files I have exported worked fine with skeinforge.

http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl

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Re: Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby lynx74br » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:07 am


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Re: Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby johnoly99 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:40 am

Nice job lynx, I actually printed a few of those as did Brianvandiepenboss for his machine I believe
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Re: Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby @CiDG » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:24 pm

This is the plugin I use. I struggled with it on some of my drawings because I use inches when I make my models. Be sure to convert to Millimeters before exporting to avoid exporting an STL file that will contain a microscopic model. You can tell you did this when your gcode files are small (4k to 15k or so) and the prints look like 1/4" blobs or curly Q's.

Even if you export in inches this will happen. You could rescale it in Slic3r, but the fix is simple enough in SU.

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Re: Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby bvandiepenbos » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:06 pm

Hi Oly, yes I have those printed belt clamps on my machine. works well.
Thanks lynx
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johnoly99 wrote:Nice job lynx, I actually printed a few of those as did Brianvandiepenboss for his machine I believe
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Re: Sketchup STL export plugin

Postby lynx74br » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:33 pm

I'm happy that it helps someone.

I have made an OpenSCAD version, it is easily changed for others sizes. Sketchup is not intuitive when you need it.

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