Learning Blender After SketchUp | Part 4.5 – Dimension Tool

SketchUp to Blender part 4 point 5

Intro In the last tutorial we covered almost everything to do with measurements and measuring in Blender compared to SketchUp except for one thing. The dimensions tool in SketchUp is pretty unique and has some nice features, for instance once you place one down it updates when you make adjustments, you can add your own […]

Learning Blender After SketchUp | Part 4 – Measurements

SketchUp to Blender part 4

Intro Hey everyone Patrik CK with part 4 of my guide to help make the transition from SketchUp to Blender. When I first started using Blender I thought it was more of a tool for artists than engineers and in some respects that’s true but I as started using Blender for my 3D printing projects […]

Learning Blender After SketchUp | Part 3 – Push/Pull

SketchUp to Blender part 3

Intro Hey everyone Patrik CK with part 3 of my guide to help make the transition from SketchUp to Blender. Before we start I just want to give a quick thanks for all the feedback and comments so far, it’s much appreciated! In case you haven’t reviewed the first two guides please take a moment […]

Learning Blender after SketchUp | Part 2 – Snapping

sketchup to blender 2

Intro Hey everyone Patrik CK here with part 2 of my series helping those of us who are lifelong SketchUp users transition to Blender. With the official release of Blender 2.8+ it’s absolutely never been easier to get started. Quick tip, installing Blender through Steam will make sure you always have the most up to […]

Learning Blender after SketchUp | Part 1 – Navigation

sketchup to blender 1

Intro Hey everyone Patrik CK here with a new series aimed at helping those of you looking to make the switch from SketchUp to Blender but who may be worried that learning a whole new program from scratch may be just too daunting. I mean just looking at the interface of Blender is enough to […]

Maker Select V2 – Ep 2 | SketchUp + Cura = Awesome

3D printing with cura and sketchup

In the second episode we take a look at how to get models from Google / Trimble SketchUp, my favorite and most used CAD program into files ready for 3D Printing. While you can’t do this directly there is a middle man program called Cura that with a few clicks gets you the GCode file we need to use in the Maker Select V2.