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Turning 3D SketchUp Models Into Reality  (View post)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
14 years ago4,891 views

Can't wait till 3D printing is really cheap. TechCrunch had a post about another company doing 3D printing, Shapeways.

Shapeways looks like it supports a few of the formats that SketchUp can export to.

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Sotopia concepts [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Unfortunately Shapeways can't print in full colour. Our clients like real estate developers and product developers prefer colour models (maquette) to optimize their designs, test concepts and find investors.


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CADspan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Our Software, CADspan (, greatly reduces the tedious nature of preparing the model for 3D printing mentioned in the above post. We worked directly with Google to develop a plugin for SketchUp (Free), and we also offer a pro version. Visit our website to learn more. Our parent company, LGM, has been the industry leader in 3D printing for architecture for more than 10 years.

SweetOnionCreations [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Thank you for blogging about our video on using 3D printing, SketchUp, and the Disney Concert Hall. We appreciate the mention!
Sweet Onion Creations
Bozeman, Montana

free [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

this is really good for beginners like me...


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