Disaster. The model that I exported into OBJ format (in order to 3D print it), contains errors.
This is no doubt heresy, but I have been advised to use 123D Design (==> 123D Make) instead of Sketchup Make, as a result.
My local hackspace/makerspace has some 3D printers. However when I exported my model to OBJ format, ready for 3D printing (using MakerBot ??) it was clear that there were errors in my model, despite the fact that Sketchup accepted my model as being ‘solid’.
I have been advised by staff at my local hackspace that I would get better results using 123D Design /123D Make (from Autodesk) which like Sketchup Make is also free. The my Sketchup model also contains some ‘structural’ errors (my bad) so I may as well re-build from scratch in any case. If pushed I could possibly spend something on software ($100/year max) but I have very little money to spend on software so both being free (“freeware”?) is a distinct advantage.
- Can anyone tell me how 123D Design / 123D Make compares with Sketchup Make for 3D Printing?
- What are the pros & cons?
I am a relatively slow learning and I value my own time, so choosing the best tools is important to get right…