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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 http://sustaintaos.com

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.