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technical [message #27080] Sat, 07 May 2011 14:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar tzachi nevo  is currently offline tzachi nevo
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can i make a 2d Technical drawing using scetchup? or just scetchup pro?

if not in scetchup which free program i can use

i want to design complicted part wich i will send here for making 3d printing
Re: technical [message #27091 is a reply to message #27080 ] Sat, 07 May 2011 21:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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The free Sketchup might work depending on what kind of drawing you need, but its not really meant for 2D...DoubleCAD might be a better choice for you.
If you do want to try Sketchup, I suggest asking for help at Sketchucation, there are many helpful architects and engineers using Sketchup there.

I use Sketchup Pro, if you get started in the free version and need help with the final 2D layout, you could hire me to help with that - just shoot me a PM to work out the details!


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Re: technical [message #27107 is a reply to message #27080 ] Sun, 08 May 2011 13:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I'm confused about the part about sending the 2D drawing to Shapeways. Shapeways requires 3D solid files for printing.


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Re: technical [message #27118 is a reply to message #27107 ] Sun, 08 May 2011 20:30 UTC Go to previous message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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I'd like to hear the reason from the OP as well, but I assumed s/he wanted to output the 2D drawings (i.e. for patent application) directly from the same model used for the 3D print.

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@tzachi nevo, DoubleCAD imports Sketchup models, so you could make the 3D model in Skechup, then import into DoubleCAD for the 2D drawings.


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