Export SketchUp files to STL

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#1

Can anyone tell me if it is possible (and then how to do it) to export a Sketchup file to STL in order to 3D print Sketchup models.

Thank you


#2

Yes. You can export STL files. There’s an exporter available in the Extension Warehouse. Install it.


#3

Thank you very much. I appreciate your quick reply.

Josh


#4

Hi Dave,

Sorry to bother you again. Can you tell me if this can be used on the trial version?

I downloaded and clicked on Install. It opened up Sketchup and then stated “This does not seem to be a Sketchup File”. Nothing else happened after that. I went back into Sketchup and the “Export STL” option was not there.

Am I doing something wrong - rhetorical of course.

Thank you again.

Josh


#5

It will work in the trial version. You can’t just open an extension in sketchUp. It needs to be installed first. Go to window>Extension Warehouse and search for the SketchUp STL extension. Click install when you get to it.

Since I have it installed already, it shows Uninstall where you will find Install.


#6

That worked beautifully. Thank you very much - again. My students will be very happy that they can now print models created in class.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Josh


#7

The models need to be a single manifold group. (Ie, “watertight” with no stray edges.)

Read the instructions on the STL extension’s Extension Warehouse product page.


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