In this lesson we hit the wall with Sketchup as we find that more complex 3D designs can be created, but errors occur when the .stl files are generated, and therefore these more complex shapes can not be printed. The challenge is for some of these designs, even .stl file corrector can not fix the problem. Bottom line is that for more sophisticated designs, we need to move to a more capable CAD software system.
In this lesson we learn how to use the rotate tool in Sketchup. This tool allows you to rotate and realign 3d objects that you have created. This is a useful tool, and one you know how to use properly.
When designing in Sketchup it is best practice to be mindful and deliberate about correctly setting dimensions when you create an object or sketch. This lesson shows you how you can go back and edit dimensions if needed.
In this lesson we use Sketchup to design a more complex 3D device. This box is not a simple extrusion, because the hinges are extruded along an orthogonal axis. Hence in this lesson we learn how to sketch and extrude in orthogonal planes in the same design. In the end the design worked very well, and we printed it both on the Prusa Mk2 I3 and the Raise3D N2 Plus. Prints were successful on both machine.
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