Monday, January 11, 2010

sketchup

well today i learned a very good thing indeed, i learned that i may be able to make things in sketchup for my reprap. this news made me very happy. i am not the best with cad programs and i do not find them all that nice to use some days, but this one i can use, i hope to find out in the forums if this has worked for other people, i hope so any how.

and in a few days i will have enough in the bank to order the first parts for my reprap and that will be the arduino mega, so i am happy.

3 comments:

  1. ok you are the 3rd or 4th person to say Sketch up is easy.. gona give it a go tomorow.

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  2. i like it allot i do know know how to make stuff like gears in it, but i find it great for modeling stuff, and that is what i use it for, i have seen some pretty impressive stuff done in it. but my skills are pretty basic in the 3d modeling though, but i do like that you are working with surfaces on sketchup but its not the most powerful one out there but very friendly.

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  3. I've been using sketchup to make models for my makerbot, it works really well (although it is lacking a lot of features). You just need to get a plugin to allow you to export the models in stl format.

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