Filled with illustrated, step-by-step examples, this hands-on TAB guide shows you how to use SketchUp to make a digital model and how to use a personal machine, service bureau, or community Maker Space to fabricate it. 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp gives you the practical knowledge needed to model and fabricate your own creations. You'll learn how to use SketchUp to create models both for additive (3D printing) and subtractive (CNC) fabrication. This practical resource will help you to very quickly master the skills needed to create, troubleshoot, and produce professional products.
Step-by-step tutorials show how to use SketchUp Make and Pro through a variety of compelling examples
Discussion of fabrication suitability is woven throughout the whole digital modeling process
Describes how to use third-party tools that analyze the finished software model for printing suitability
Provides instructions for printing the model on a personal machine, through a service bureau, or at a community Maker Space
Lydia Sloan Cline has been using Autodesk products since AutoCAD version 1.0 was released. She went from plotting her ideas on a flatbed table with pens in robotic arms to sketching them with modeling software and 3D printers. Lydia works for architecture firms, teaches college, and judges competitive technology events. She is the author 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot and other books. Lydia teaches Autodesk 123D and MakerBot classes for Johnson County Community College.