I am new to 3D printing and have created a knob. It is a solid but if I make it a component and try and save it SketchUp wants to “fix” it. This fix makes it not a solid any more. I understand why this is happening but need an .stl file to give to a printer.
If I try and save the model (not as a component or as a component) to an .stl file my printer rejects the file as not a solid. when I import the .stl back into SketchUp I can see lots of issues.
The attached model is not a component. If you make it a component you will see that it is a solid per SketchUp and if you save it it is no longer a solid.
Thoughts on the best way to get this to a file I can give to my 3D printer.
Knob.skp (476.0 KB)