SketchUp Help & Tutorials

3D Printing From Sketchup

Posted by Geoff Powell on

3D Printing a Model Before you print a model on a 3D printer, you need to make sure your 3D printer can understand your model data. Here’s a quick overview of how to set up your SketchUp model for 3D printing: Orient your model so that the 3D printer has a base on which to build your model. Your 3D printer prints your model one layer at a time. If your model juts out at the top, the 3D printer has nothing to build upon. For example, if you want to 3D-print a gear, rather than orient the gear vertically, place...

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Looking for free Sketchup or Sketchup Make?

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If you can't afford the full commercial version of Sketchup or don't qualify for the reduced pricing of the Sketchup Student Licence then in the past you've been able to use Sketchup Make. From November 2017, Trimble discontinued development of Sketchup Make, the free version of Sketchup that came without Layout. Sketchup Make 2017 can still be downloaded from https://www.sketchup.com/download/all?from=partner Trimble replaced Sketchup Make with Sketchup Free, a web based 3D modeller. SketchUp Free is the simplest, easiest-to-use 3D free modeler around. You don’t need thousands of buttons and dropdowns for 3D drawing: you do need space to draw. SketchUp Free is the most accessible...

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Authorising your SketchUp Pro Subscription

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Once your SketchUp Pro Subscription order has been processed you will receive the following email: Click the ‘account management portal’ link on your email. If it fails to open in your internet browser, right click the link, copy the link, and paste into Internet Explorer.   You will be prompted to sign in with either a Trimble Connect account, or with a Google ID. If you don’t already have a Trimble Connect account, you can input your email address, and you will get asked to create one.     Once you have signed in, you will see the products available...

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SketchUp Pro Hardware and Software Requirements

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Like many computer programs, SketchUp requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though, so you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance. Requirements for Sketchup Pro 2020: Windows 10, Windows 8+ and Windows 7+ Software An internet connection is required to install and authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher (Google Chrome is the recommended browser) SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2. For more information about the .NET framework, click here. Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments....

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Trimble Sketchup Serial Numbers

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Sketchup serial numbers are specific to a version of the software, for instance, a Sketchup Pro 2019 licence will not work with Sketchup Pro 2020. Changing the first letter of your licence will not make it work in another version. Upgrades and downgrades are free of charge for valid licences so please e-mail us at sales@educandi.co.uk if you need to change versions. Not sure if you have the correct serial number for the copy of Sketchup that you have downloaded? Here's how to tell if you have the correct serial number... It is possible to determine the whether a licence is commercial or educational and also the version and platform type, from the serial number.  The first letter of a serial number depicts what version the licence is:   V= 2020U = 2019T =...

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