Export stl file in sketchup free


#1

Hello, I’m trying out sketchup free and am trying to figure out how to export an stl file for 3d printing? I can’t find an option for this.

thanks


#2

Did you try clicking on the file folder icon and selecting Download>.STL file?


#3

Thanks DaveR, that does seem to work, except it downloads the entire model into an STL file. Do you know if there is a way to pick a particular component or group in the model instead of all the parts in the model?

thanks again


#4

There isn’t a way to export a specific component or group as an STL. Save the file, delete what you don’t want and purge the unused components. Save as a new file name so you don’t risk damaging the original. Then export the file of the remaining component.


#5

Well that’s a pain. :slight_smile: I’ll stick with sketchup make. If they want people to transition to sketchup free they need to make sure it has the same capabilities.

thanks


#6

New features are being added all the time to SketchUp Free.


#7

Since you’re working with 3D, use MeshMixer to slice and discard the parts you don’t want. When you separate the shells, make sure you retain the one(s) you want.


#8

I’m actually having a similar problem…

  • Using Sketchup Free from the Web
  • Windows 10
  • Chrome Version 65.0.3325.162 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I created my first little 3d model, and am trying to get the .stl so that I can slice it up.

I’ve tried hitting the folder icon, then select ‘Download’ and then selected .stl.

I get a slightly greyed out screen with a spinning blue wheel… and then… nothing…

I’ve searched my PC for .stl files with no luck

Help me ObiWan, you’re my only hope.


#9

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