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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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 ...
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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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In Sketchup, How to Change Layer of Multiple Entities Within Multiple Groups

I have about 100 groups that are not one and the same component. The groups belong to layer A but the entities within the groups belong to layer B. I want all the entities within the groups to also ...
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I just installed v-ray for Sketchup. Now what?

I installed V-ray to use with Google Sketchup. However, when I opened Sketchup after the installation, I don't see any differences - i.e. V-ray menus or options. How do I get started with V-ray after ...
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Make Sketchup model a read only walk through

I Apologize because I don't have a deep vocabulary when it comes to this topic but basicly here is what I want to do we have some blueprints for a new office building. I want to convert them to ...
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Generic error when installing all versions of SketchUp

Trying to install Sketchup on Windows 7 (64bit) and during the install process I get a generic error: "An internal error occurred" and the install quits prematurely. This happens on all versions: ...
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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.