Help please! How do I convert a Sketchup file to a Gcode for 3D Printing? What plug in do I need and where do i find this? Do I need to get a Sketchup Pro? showbox
Your model needs to be exported in a file format which can be read by a slicer, which then converts it to the g-code.
Importantly, the model has to be printable (manifold - a fully enclosed volume)
The most common file type is .stl. All slicers can work with that.
The g-code usually is exported from the slicer in a format specific to a printer type.
I am not familiar with the export abilities of versions of SU apart from Pro, which has no restriction.
Your profile says you are using SketchUp Pro. If not, please update your profile…
All available versions of SketchUp can export to STL. The 2017 Make version might need a free extension that can be downloaded from the Extension Warehouse.