Creating SVG and G-code from 2017 Sketchup Make

Hello Sketchup Users. I am trying to export my 2017 Sketchup Make (free version) to eventually get to G-code. My goal is to convert my manual metal milling machine to CNC, but before spending all that money on servo motors and ball screws, etc., I wanted to get the g-code aspect figured out. I learned that I may need to create an SVG file as an intermediate step, and even flatten holes and pockets. I had no idea and despite hours of searching, I am not getting anywhere. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

if you are after 2D geometry use a 2D CAD as e.g. free QCAD and either create G-Code directly or export to DXF/DWG and convert to G-Code with an external tool of your choice.

To get from SketchUp Make 2017 to SVG:

  • install a PDF printer
  • print your view to PDF with the “Use high-accuracy HLR” option enabled
  • install an illustration graphics application (Inkscape is a free alternative)
  • open the PDF in your illustration app and export/save as SVG
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Flattery adds an export to svg option.

and you can also print (vectors only) to the SVG format.