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3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp by Lydia Sloan Cline

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CHAPTER 4Projects Using SketchUp Pro and Extensions

IN CHAPTER 3 WE USED SketchUp’s native tools and made a component. In this chapter we’ll download more tools called extensions. These enable you to perform operations the native ones can’t. We’ll also download and edit models from the Warehouse and another online site called Thingiverse and use SketchUp Pro’s solid tools. This chapter’s projects are a bench, a Halloween fingernail, a chocolate mold tray, an architectural terrain model, a Pac man ghost, and a floor plan.

Components

Access the Warehouse by clicking on Window > Components. A navigation browser will appear (Figure 4-1) showing two folders of component collections. The Sample collection is open by default. Click on the drop-down ...

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