Explorer71
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Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:09 pm

I am new to Simpify3D. I just spent a few hours making a model in SketchUp. I exported it as an .obj file. When I try to import it into Simplify3D I get junk. What am I doing wrong???

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TenKOhms
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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Mind sharing the OBJ file so other people can try it out?

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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:31 pm

as 10 said, you would need to post up the model so we can look at it but sketchup is not a solid modeler. its a surface modeler and is know for exporting bad models. its not the best software by any means for 3d printing.

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KeyboardWarrior
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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:42 pm

Explorer71 wrote:I am new to Simpify3D. I just spent a few hours making a model in SketchUp. I exported it as an .obj file. When I try to import it into Simplify3D I get junk. What am I doing wrong???
I believe you can export an STL if you use this extension: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl

Markus
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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:02 pm

Same experience with me but using replicator G the object is ok.
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KeyboardWarrior
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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:46 am

Markus wrote:Same experience with me but using replicator G the object is ok.
Downloaded attachment, was able to get it up and working using Flip Surface Orientation under the repair tab.

http://www.simplify3d.com/support/tutor ... sh-errors/

Teejay187
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Re: Simplify3D and SketchUp doesn't work

Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:40 am

To avoid having to flip the model in S3D, you can just select the whole model and select "Reverse Faces" and then export it from SketchUp

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