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icon5.gif  Google sketchup 8 file input error [message #30606] Mon, 11 July 2011 12:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar avien  is currently offline avien
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I've been using Google Sketchup v7.1 for a while and uploaded a number of
models created using it without any trouble at all. I've recently upgraded
to version 8.0 and my latest project was done using this version and I
tried to upload it to shapeways last week only for the file to be rejected
due to "invalid input file format". I exported the file to a .dae - as I
did with all previous models but this file was not accepted. I emailed
Customer support but they advised that they didn't have an explanation for
it and suggested the forums might have an answer.

The only thing I can think of (but it doesn't make sense to me!) is that
v8.0 creates a different type of .dae file than v7.1 does. I find this
highly unlikely so I'm asking for a bit of help, has anyone encountered
this error and what are the usual causes, and is it actually due to the
version at all?

Any help is greatly appreciated
Re: Google sketchup 8 file input error [message #30696 is a reply to message #30606 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 12:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Hi avien, welcome to Shapeways Smile

I use Sketchup, but never .dae for 3D printing - I prefer STL and use this plugin. Hope that helps!


Trouble using SketchUp? Get my book "3D Printing with SketchUp" - http://bit.ly/1jQ4RtV
Re: Google sketchup 8 file input error [message #30699 is a reply to message #30696 ] Tue, 12 July 2011 13:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar avien  is currently offline avien
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denali3ddesign wrote on Tue, 12 July 2011 12:36

Hi avien, welcome to Shapeways Smile

I use Sketchup, but never .dae for 3D printing - I prefer STL and use this plugin. Hope that helps!




Thanks for the tip. I'll try that when I get home and see if it works.
Re: Google sketchup 8 file input error [message #36000 is a reply to message #30699 ] Wed, 05 October 2011 22:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Jeffrey V. Cook  is currently offline Jeffrey V. Cook
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I'd like to upgrade to Sketchup 8 but only if it's output is usable by Shapeways. Did the suggestion (of using the plugin SKP->STL) work for you? In general, are you able to build models in Sketchup 8 that Shapeways can print? Thanks...Jeff
Re: Google sketchup 8 file input error [message #36072 is a reply to message #30606 ] Thu, 06 October 2011 19:03 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Kasss_Gnarl  is currently offline Kasss_Gnarl
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Hi Jeff,

I use Sketchup 8 for my designs and have printed several pieces through Shapeways. I use the plugin listed above to convert to .stl and have had no issues with uploading.

 
   
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