Let's grab an intro to Sketchup together

Hey... if you're going to print it you'll need a model to print from. Sure, you can start with files from others and you should. However, at some point, you'll want to make your own stuff and you'll need to make your own 3d files.


Sketchup is a computer design tool used by people across the world to make 3D files and real-life projects.  It's loved for its ease-of-use, vision of “3D for Everyone” and hey, it has a free version.

We'll learn the basics and best practices of accurate 3D computer design in Sketchup, so you can get the most out of your time using machines at The Mill. The focus will be on designing parts that can physically be made, whether on the digital manufacturing tools or on the standard woodshop tools.


[Note: We encourage you to bring a Mac or PC laptop with wall charger and a external 3-button mouse.  Please go to http://www.sketchup.com/ to download and install the free version of Sketchup before class.  If you don’t have a laptop, The Mill has a limited number of computers available.]

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  • Brett H.

    My apologies for missing the meet up . Please keep me posted for any future 3D meet ups .

    We have launched our offering.
    Visit

    www.3dcreationsystem.com
    We offer industrial 3D printing starting at $2,500.00 for 60 hours and up to 25,000 for 900 hours.

    Feel free to call with questions

    Brett[masked]

    March 29, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Very good. Time well spent.

    February 20, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Great! Marcus was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to follow along. Looking forward to next week, when we get into creating content for our repraps. &c.

    February 20, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Thanks for all the info last night Marcus and Joe.

    Has everyone seen the new 3D pen?
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/19/4007178/3doodler-3d-printing-pen-launches-on-kickstarter

    February 20, 2013

    • Marcus R.

      I saw that yesterday...crazy amazing success!

      February 20, 2013

  • Phil J.

    Marcus did a great job leading the class. I'm definitely coming again nect week!

    February 19, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    Extremely friendly and helpful. It was easy to sit down and feel welcomed into the group.

    February 19, 2013

  • Axel

    Can't make it tonight. But my rep rap is coming along and hope to have it ready for the next meetup.

    February 19, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    I'm looking forward to this!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Is it OK if newbies attend?

    February 14, 2013

    • Marcus R.

      Hi Dan, newbies are always welcome! The only 'requirement' is an interest in 3D printing. :)

      February 16, 2013

  • August P.

    Most likely not. I somehow was off by a week.

    February 12, 2013

  • August P.

    Maybe 1 guest. Probably no guests.

    February 12, 2013

  • Seshu P.

    I am pretty new to 3d printing. I hope this will be a good start to get my hands dirty.

    February 10, 2013

  • Maxim H.

    A great idea for a meeting!

    February 6, 2013

  • Phil J.

    hey, sounds great!

    February 5, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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