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sketchup [message #54885] Thu, 04 October 2012 17:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar jagdpanther  is currently offline jagdpanther
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Go to all my models
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you say that you support sketchup models, now my model was originally made in sketchup so this would be good but it doesn't say you will accept .skp files, must i convert to another format.
Re: sketchup [message #54897 is a reply to message #54885 ] Thu, 04 October 2012 21:04 UTC Go to previous message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Go to my shop
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Just go to File - Export - 3D Model. It will be exported as a .dae file, which can be uploaded direct to Shapeways. You may want to check your file. Get yourself copies of http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ and http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php they are both free. Meshlab will read your .dae file. you could use some of the filters to repair it if need be. From here export it as a .stl file. Open the .stl in Netfabb it is more user friendly, you can check, repair, measure and scale your model. You can upload either the .dae or the .stl version.

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