3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp

by: Lydia Sloan Cline


Abstract: Model and print your own 3D creations using SketchUp! Get up and running fast in the consumer design and fabrication world using the hands-on information in this guide. 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp features step-by-step tutorials of fun and easy DIY projects. Learn how to create your own 3D models, edit downloaded models, make them printable, and bring them to physical life either on your own printer or through an online service bureau. • Download and install SketchUp on your Mac or PC • Navigate the interface and SketchUp's native design tools • Download design and analysis tools from the Extension Warehouse • Edit models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse and Thingiverse • Import and export STL files • Analyze your projects for 3D printability • Set up, use, and maintain a home 3D printer • Incorporate AutoCAD, 123D Make, 123D Meshmixer, and Vetric Cut2D into your workflow • Generate cutting patterns for CNC machines
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Title: 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071842419

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Lydia Sloan Cline teaches drafting, digital modeling, and 3D printing classes at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. She works for architecture firms, judges competitive technology events, and became a SketchUp fan after using its Push/Pull tool for the first time. Lydia is also the author of 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot (published by McGraw-Hill Education) and other books.

Description: Model and print your own 3D creations using SketchUp! Get up and running fast in the consumer design and fabrication world using the hands-on information in this guide. 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp features step-by-step tutorials of fun and easy DIY projects. Learn how to create your own 3D models, edit downloaded models, make them printable, and bring them to physical life either on your own printer or through an online service bureau. • Download and install SketchUp on your Mac or PC • Navigate the interface and SketchUp's native design tools • Download design and analysis tools from the Extension Warehouse • Edit models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse and Thingiverse • Import and export STL files • Analyze your projects for 3D printability • Set up, use, and maintain a home 3D printer • Incorporate AutoCAD, 123D Make, 123D Meshmixer, and Vetric Cut2D into your workflow • Generate cutting patterns for CNC machines