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3D Printing From Sketchup

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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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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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Sketchup Pro - LayOut Scrapbooks

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Here's another great tip from the Sketchup YouTube channel, how to modify scrapbooks in LayOut to customize them for your needs.

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Sketchup Pro 2020 - Moving with Grips

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Here's another Quick Win from the Sketchup YouTube channel, a great place to pick up skills and tips for Sketchup Pro. The Sketchup YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50lv4EYY1N1_-B495meX8w In SketchUp Pro 2020, you have the ability to use the move tool on a group or component. When you do this, you can move the group by clicking on any of the geometry in the group or move over a corner, click and move from that point. This works excellently when you are moving something to a back corner.

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