I’m a long time user of SketchUp and know my way around it quite well. I’ve recently purchased an extremely high detail 3D printer which I use to mostly print 1/87th scale model trains but i’m having an issue which I think may be SketchUp’s fault…
As we all know, SketchUp doesn’t like working under 1mm. So for building these small models, I first build them in meters and then scale down to mm.
The issue is that even when i’ve added as many sides as possible to a curved surface, it’s still showing lines when 3d printed and I know the printer isn’t at fault. It almost seems like SketchUp’s resolution isn’t high enough.
Is there any way to make a surface truly round?
Here’s a photo of a printed model that’s been hit with primer. You can see faces on almost all curved surfaces but it almost looks like a low resolution issue.
Is there any plug-ins that can help or maybe even upgrading to SketchUp pro? (I’ve only ever used the free version).