PacktLib: 3D Printing with SketchUp

3D Printing with SketchUp

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Concepts Every 3D Printing Designer Needs to Know

A short background of 3D printing

Own a printer or use a print service?

Making the most of 3D printing

Avoiding the pitfalls of 3D printing

Choosing a 3D modeling program

Summary

Setting Up SketchUp for 3D Printing

Downloading and installing SketchUp

Setting up a template for fast modeling and troubleshooting

Setting up toolbars

Installing and using extensions

A quick exercise

Summary

From 2D Drawing to 3D Model

Starting from a quick sketch

Designing for ease of printing

Modeling in SketchUp from a sketch

Summary

Understanding Model Resolution

Wall thickness

Modeling a vase

Summary

Using Existing Models

Leveraging SketchUp components to save time

Online 3D model repositories

Case study – modifying a GoPro wrench

Summary

Designing a Phone Cradle

Getting started with a 2D sketch

Testing the printed model

Summary

Importing Terrain and Printing in Color

Working with the Google Earth terrain

Printing models with color

Summary

Modeling Architecture for 3D Printing

Using SketchUp for 3D printing versus rendering

Case study – 3D printing a model designed for rendering

Preparing the model for full color printing

Orienting the parts for printing

Printing from i.materialise

Printing from Shapeways

The full-color printed cabin

Summary

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Resources for Your 3D Printing Success

Index