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Old May 14, 2010, 11:27 AM
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How About a New Thread for just SketchUp

I feel that SketchUp is one of the simplest and most useful tools out there. I think it deserves a thread for its users.

What cha think?
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Old May 16, 2010, 08:24 PM
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I think thats a great idea. There are sketchup forums out there but its nice to have one that involves the hobby of cnc and airplanes
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Old May 17, 2010, 05:55 AM
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I think its a great Idea too.

I was just on another thread where somebody was asking for a "PARTS BIN". That would be cool for SU users. I know every time I draw something to scale I would post it for others to use. Right now I'm looking for one or two motors and a gyro to drop into a design I'm working on.

Make this happen!
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Old May 17, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Here's a Sketchup question: say you have your plan drawn out and you are ready to cut parts and build. With the free version, how do you print it out actual size?
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Old May 18, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Here's a Sketchup question: say you have your plan drawn out and you are ready to cut parts and build. With the free version, how do you print it out actual size?
The gist of it, is you just set the scale to 1:1 when you print. The current view of what's on screen, is what gets printed. Normally, you would want to print to pdf. You can check out my thread on tile printing to pdf from sketchup. The 1st post is kind of messy, with the added info as we figured more stuff out, but it's all there: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1201689

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Old May 20, 2010, 03:44 AM
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Show us your drawings!

How about some sample drawings you've done in SU
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Old May 20, 2010, 03:50 AM
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Kwok Yu:

Hey that surfer dude ever fly? You've got me interested in that.

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Old May 20, 2010, 07:38 AM
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How about some sample drawings you've done in SU
I mainly got into sketchup for cnc, so I don't have a big collection of plans. Probably when I am able to cut, I will get more into that. This thread shows two early things I have drawn, with a pdf tutorial: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1174171 I've only been using SU for a year. Lately, I've been spending my time writing plugins for sketchup. This thread shows some of that, if interested: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1187023

-Kwok
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Old May 20, 2010, 07:41 AM
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Kwok Yu:

Hey that surfer dude ever fly? You've got me interested in that.

Tossitup
The surfer dude is designed by kram242. He's got a thread on it:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1082461

It flys really well, from the videos I have seen:
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...+rc+plane&aq=f

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Old May 21, 2010, 06:02 AM
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How about some sample drawings you've done in SU
Here are a few I have done in SU...
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Old May 22, 2010, 01:15 AM
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7up... now thats what I'm talking about. That is a skilled user of SU! Very Nice. I like the GEEBEE. Did you buy the Pro Version of 7? I'm still on 5. I tried the free ver. of 7 but I went back to 5 because of the export feature is not in Free 7.

Below is my latest design. Split wing pusher jet.

7up under closer inspection... I changed my vote to the Ultimate! That rendered very nicely. Very nice work. got any parts you can post. Servos, motors, etc....

Thanks - Tossitup
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Old May 22, 2010, 01:23 AM
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Answered my own question. I can tell from the background your a 7 guy.
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Old May 22, 2010, 02:06 AM
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Yep free ver 7.0.10247.

Very nice job on the jet!

Thank you for the kind words.

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Old May 22, 2010, 02:32 AM
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Here are a few things I have in my components folder...

I put them all in the zip file. Enjoy.
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Old May 22, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Question from a newer Sketchup user (old CAD user).. Been importing DXF formers, etc, and all is going fairly well. So far I haven't found an easy way to 'open up' the lightening holes, or tab slots, that are in the DXF versions of the formers. Do you have to do extrude them one at a time after you extrude the former, or is there an easy way?

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