SketchUp is a 3D modeling program marketed by Google and designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and related professions.

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Google Sketchup & 3D printer

Does anyone have experience using Google (now Trimble) Sketchup with a 3D printer. I have seen some blog posts that suggest there are some design steps and file format conversions before the design ...
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SketchUp: how to make a pipe joint?

In sketchup, I have a solid box. I want to extract a portion of the box so when you look at it, it looks like a mold. Picture 3 vertical pipes with a horizontal pipe connection all three of them at ...
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3D Modeling, Vertex Resolution

I'm looking for the following functionality out of a free, or cheap software. I'm very close using google sketchup but I appear to have hit a snag that nobody on their forums can figure out, so I come ...
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Extract texture from Sketchup model

Is it possible to pull a texture out of a Sketchup model? I have a model with me and I'd like to use an original texture from it, but I don't have the original.
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Python and Google Sketchup

Is there any way of scripting Google Sketchup using Python rather than Ruby? I have had a look at SuPy but unforturnately I'm working with Python 2.6 rather than Python 2.5 which SuPy appears to ...
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How can I display miter lines on sketchup drawings rendered with vray?

How can I display miter lines on sketchup 8 drawings rendered with vray? One workaround is to actually leave a minor space in between the two pieces, but I'm trying to find out if there is a correct ...
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One component pushes another in Sketchup

How do I make dynamic components that interact with each other when I click on one of them? I am trying to build a working lock in Google Sketchup Pro 8.
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Partial section cuts with Google Sketchup

Is there any way of creating a section in Google Sketchup which cuts away one layer, but not another?
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SketchUp: Weird regions in sketch

I'm using SketchUp 8.0.15158. My sketch has weird regions/lines in it that I can't explain or get rid of. I've redrawn almost the whole thing and the lines persist! See here, highlighted in yellow: ...
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How to convey stp files to Google Sketchup?

Title explains it. I have tried http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/STEP_Importer_For_Sketchup-main.aspx but it does not behave well for large (>100MB) files.
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Google Sketchup Raster Export Not Working

I have made a model in Google Sketchup, and I would like to export it as a raster JPEG image. However, when I export, the image does not look at all like what is on my screen. There are no materials ...
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How do I bridge two semi circles?

I have two semi circles and want to create a rounded surface between them. They have the same amount of segments, same radius but cut off different (the cut off parts have the same amount of segments) ...
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How to create layers or objects in sketchup so they don't interact with other layers or objects?

I am trying to use sketchup to create a floor plan. I have the dimensions of the floor drawn out. Now I'm trying to add the dimensions for the furnace, and place it correctly in the drawing. So I ...
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Google SketchUp network licensing issue

We have 10 licenses for Google SketchUp in my local office. We store the license file on a network drive that is accessible to all users. We've been finding that, at most, only 3 or 4 people can run ...