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Dec 09, 2009, 08:37 PM
Erik with a K
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Sketchup How to: Custom Firewall for an F4U


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Making a firewall for a Sketchup design full 3D RC aircraft (5 min 55 sec)
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Dec 10, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Glad to another SK user putting something together.

Dan
Dec 12, 2009, 10:54 AM
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How have you translated your SK drawings to scaled parts templates?

I worked with SK, but in the last version of SK I worked with it was not easy to translate 3D back to 2D AND print out the templates in the correct scale. Any tips suggestions?
Dec 13, 2009, 08:38 AM
Erik with a K
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Is SK Sketchup?
Dec 13, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Is SK Sketchup?
yep
Dec 13, 2009, 10:27 AM
Erik with a K
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well, then it's a pain in the @#$# to do so.
You have to select options as the attachment shows. But SK uses a stupid margin system that makes the program almost worthless for normal printing. Even if you have a part that will fit on an 8.5x11 standard paper, you will have to trick the program into only printing one page, normally it will try to print 4 pages with the part square in the center of the 4 printed pages.

What I do to get around that is zoom it to print many pages, it will set the goofy margins, then I find the page that shows my part and only print page 13 of 64. This takes some trial and obviously some time to do.
Dec 13, 2009, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by tvcasualty
well, then it's a pain in the @#$# to do so.
You have to select options as the attachment shows. But SK uses a stupid margin system that makes the program almost worthless for normal printing. Even if you have a part that will fit on an 8.5x11 standard paper, you will have to trick the program into only printing one page, normally it will try to print 4 pages with the part square in the center of the 4 printed pages.

What I do to get around that is zoom it to print many pages, it will set the goofy margins, then I find the page that shows my part and only print page 13 of 64. This takes some trial and obviously some time to do.
Thanks Erik-
I was hoping maybe there was an upgrade to SketchUp, or perhaps a 3rd party tweek that would allow for accurate scaled 2D print outs.
cheers
Dec 14, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Ah-HA!

Found some things that may help- this SketchUp plug in looks worth experimenting with.

Also type in "print to scale" in SU help and it seems that SU options may be improving.
Dec 14, 2009, 02:59 PM
Erik with a K
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Originally Posted by wingbeat
Ah-HA!

Found some things that may help- this SketchUp plug in looks worth experimenting with.

Also type in "print to scale" in SU help and it seems that SU options may be improving.
Good to hear that it is being looked in to, I will have to read that thread later, it seems like a good find.

There is another version of a slicer mod that I use oftern, check out the cowl I did for my typhoon last summer, I will be using this for a new canopy mold as well.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...8&postcount=60


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