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Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby david_h » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:43 pm

I have a consultant who has asked for a model to be sent to him in 3D as either STEP, IGES or X_T?

This is for 3D printing or metal fabrication, I guess. Anybody know if this can be done?

Thx in advance.

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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby Dave R » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 pm

Commonly for 3D printing, STL is the file format to use. You can export those directly unless you are using an older version and then there's an STL exporter available in the Extension Warehouse. I've done a bit of searching but not turned up any exporters for step, iges or X_T. Maybe they could work with 3D DWG files?
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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby david_h » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:54 pm

thanks Dave. I did do some of that. I guess these are formats for Solidworks. I did try exporting skp to 3ds to Iges, or whatever. Didn't work. STL was no problem. Why it was not useful to him I have no idea. But i sent him all the formats I could told him he's on his own. . . so there! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby sketch3d.de » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm

because NURBS modelers need exact surfaces made of curves transported by common NURBS 3D CAD formats as STEP or SAT (Acis) or IGES (worse) or the native format of the destination application instead of the facetted meshes created and exported by SketchUp which are more or less worthless for a further use in a NURBS modeler.
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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby david_h » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:12 pm

Sketch3D: thank you for the input.

I didn't understand a single word of that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby sketch3d.de » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:02 pm

david_h wrote:I didn't understand a single word of that

...and you are proud of it :ecstatic:
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Re: Sketchup Export in Weird Formats

Postby david_h » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:35 pm

Yes. Yes I am. ;)
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