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.
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
Flattery adds an export to svg option.