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Book Review: 3D Printing with SketchUp

3D Printing is becoming more and more popular and easier than ever to do on your own. SketchUp has always been known as a quick and easy 3D modeling program to help visualize ideas. The process for 3D printing is not well documented and depending on the complexity of the file; users can quickly get frustrated that their beloved model doesn’t print how they wanted it.

3D Printing with SketchUp offers a great overview to ensure a successful and effecient 3D printed object. Chapters are broken up into small exercises that then build up to a larger project with step by step information. Personally, I tend to avoid trying to read a manual or book for software training because I prefer to see the step by step instructions in a video tutorial. However, the steps and detailed instructions help to clarify important workflows specific to 3D printing. I found myself highlighting key tips and tricks. Knowing these settings and plugins make for a better model and smoother process.

If you are a SketchUp user looking to create any prototypes or architectural models, I highly recommend this book. It is available in hardcopy or .epub version through Packt Publishing.



Guest Speaker in Taos, NM Next Month

I am very excited to travel out west for the UNM-Taos Sustainability Institute: Humanitarian Design Seminar through August 5-8, 2014
Four days of lectures, movies and workshops with seven speakers from around the world showcasing effective sustainable humanitarian design. I will be giving a workshop and demo throughout the day on Wednesday.  You can find out more info about the event at

Reviewing 3D Printing with SketchUp Book

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing the latest book from Packt Publishing: 3D Printing with SketchUp.