I am having serious problems exporting STL files in Sketchup Pro 2021. (The Pro version for Mac, not the online web version.)
The attached model illustrates the problems reliably.
- The “Export Only Selected” option is erratic on whether it works or not. Sometimes it will work, often it will not. The attached model illustrates this. When you open the model and then choose File + Export + 3D Model + STL + Options and choose the “Export only current selection”…
a) If nothing is selected then the entire model is exported, which is expected.
b) If you Select All (Command-A on a Mac) and then you export you will get nothing.
Of course, this is a trivial model that was extracted from a much larger model to make illustrating the problem easier.
- The Z offsets are incorrect sometimes, for some exports. Certain exports have the Z-Offset incorrect. I may export several portions of a large model, one at a time. In Sketchup 2020 the pieces would all import together correctly, But now in SU 2021 some of the imported pieces will have an incorrect Z-Offset and thus be in the wrong position.
- I have submitted these to SU Technical Support several times with several examples but I never hear back from them. Do they even offer technical support any more? Really, I have four outstanding tickets submitted over the past two weeks and have heard nada from them.
Is STL export of selected objects just entirely broken? And, how is it possible for such an important feature to just be broken for so long and nobody seems to be all that concerned with fixing it?
Export Test.skp.zip (85.9 KB)