hi all, is it possible to prep layout for CNCs within sketchup? I’ve seen it being done in fusion, but I haven’t quite come across anything in sketchup. I searched in this forum and found a couple of topics but havent quite found a workable solution yet, so i’ll try clarifying my scope to get nearer to my needs.
for CNCing i’m using Vcarve, which has an option to import a sketchup model (tho listed as vector). It can either import it as exploded view or as front/side/top view. Both of which will fail with mildly complex models. so i end up laying it myself manually but its a tedious process. (it fails even to layout a simple stepped showcase)
so any efficient solution maybe via addon or something to ease the layout? preferably something simple that works with already built models as I do not wish to adapt/convert/mess with them to make it work with this extension (if it exists). I might be open to the idea to looking into other software if its not that difficult (like exporting from sketchup just to lay it out not learning a whole new 3d creation process)
obviously not knowing what involves in coding an extension i might be asking something impossible, but at least on paper the concept of exploding a model isn’t at all that difficult, thought i do understand it might be an issue of how “deep” of an explosion each model should go if grouped.
PS I work mostly with flat surfaces, but I do have projects with angled joints (imagine a pyramid or something)
thanks in advance