Lumenier RB2205C-12 2400KV SKITZO Ceramic Bearing Motor
View Poll Results: Is this thread worth while?
Very Worth While, I'll post some models! 161 46.26%
Cool I'll use your models thanks. 157 45.11%
Umm it is ok. 25 7.18%
3D what is that? You are wasting your time! 5 1.44%
Voters: 348. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old Feb 29, 2008, 11:44 AM
anyairrc is offline
Find More Posts by anyairrc
Foam Master
anyairrc's Avatar
Poll

Free 3D! Sketchup Parts!


I not sure if every one knows this already but you can get an awesome 3D drafting program for free!! It is called Sketchup from Google. I wanted to help every one that uses this program with free models of RC components to use in their mock ups. The addition of servos, motors, props, rx, and lipos will really make a model look finished!



So here is the deal if you use Sketchup and want to build models of your rc equipment, servos, rx, batteries, and so on, you can post a picture below and next to that the model in a zip file. Make sure your model is the same size as the real component. If your model includes wires please make them short and remember to group you rc component. Try to follow my examples below to keep this topic clean looking.
Last edited by anyairrc; Feb 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 29, 2008, 12:11 PM
rmgmag is offline
Find More Posts by rmgmag
Crash & Burn
rmgmag's Avatar
That's a very cool idea. I've tried Sketchup but haven't really had much success with it, though I must admit, I haven't spent much time with it either.
Old Feb 29, 2008, 12:37 PM
Vanish is offline
Find More Posts by Vanish
Concept Builder
Vanish's Avatar
I was wondering when I would see this thread. Excellent! (As you can see in my BattleChicken thread I am using Sketchup as well. I guess I will have to put some more detail into my accessories though.

Edit: You might want to put "Sketchup Parts" or similar in your topic title.
Old Feb 29, 2008, 12:49 PM
Hugequark is offline
Find More Posts by Hugequark
4 8 15 16 23 42
Hugequark's Avatar
I have this program on my pc but haven't even tried it. Think I'll give it a go. Thanks.
Old Feb 29, 2008, 02:47 PM
frankyfly is offline
Find More Posts by frankyfly
Registered User
frankyfly's Avatar
Hello Any ,
look at this too .....

Cool program and great job.
We need some tutorial on explode and tile printing SU function.

Franky
Old Feb 29, 2008, 05:26 PM
springer is offline
Find More Posts by springer
treefinder
springer's Avatar
The big question is how to get the free version to export something other than a jpg file. last time i checked you had to pop for the Pro version to get export drivers for pdf, dwg, etc. If we could get a pdf exporter, and scale and tile from there, would be perfect. I agree it's a powerfu, easyto use program for drawing stuff!
Old Feb 29, 2008, 05:57 PM
Vanish is offline
Find More Posts by Vanish
Concept Builder
Vanish's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by springer
The big question is how to get the free version to export something other than a jpg file. last time i checked you had to pop for the Pro version to get export drivers for pdf, dwg, etc. If we could get a pdf exporter, and scale and tile from there, would be perfect. I agree it's a powerfu, easyto use program for drawing stuff!
Free Version

File -> Print
Select Vector Printing, 1.00 or 2.00 line weight
Click PDF -> Save as PDF

Voila!
Old Feb 29, 2008, 11:06 PM
springer is offline
Find More Posts by springer
treefinder
springer's Avatar
in my version, 6.0.515, I don't get the vector printing option in the print menu box. Do you have some plugins?

in export, I can only export as a googleearth file
Old Mar 01, 2008, 12:02 AM
anyairrc is offline
Find More Posts by anyairrc
Foam Master
anyairrc's Avatar
I have tried also with no luck, it must be some kind of plug in I can't print to PDF
Old Mar 01, 2008, 12:08 AM
jkarnacki is offline
Find More Posts by jkarnacki
Registered User
To print to PDF google "PrimoPDF." I've only used it a few times but my dad loves it and says it's very easy to use.

- Jeff
Old Mar 05, 2008, 05:56 PM
kswaid is offline
Find More Posts by kswaid
Registered User
kswaid's Avatar
I am currently working on creating a model for the EDF40, but it is rather difficult. As an engineering student, I am used to using software created for the purpose of precision drawing. Sketchup just does not go along with the way my mind works or what I am used to. Hopefully I'll figure it out. If not, I'll just post up the model minus rotor and let someone else try to finish it.
Old Mar 05, 2008, 09:51 PM
Bobnormal is offline
Find More Posts by Bobnormal
Aim to Misbehave
Bobnormal's Avatar
Looks good I'll check it out,Thanks!
BBL
Bob
Old Mar 06, 2008, 07:53 AM
kram242 is offline
Find More Posts by kram242
-+- PhlatBoyz -+-
kram242's Avatar
Cool thread!
I have been trying to export as well, I have found a STL plug in that allow you to export to an STL file, not sure if it helps but if you guys want it you can have it.
Also I found a DXF exporter that works in the free sketchup, but its all in German, and of course when I need it to share with you guys I can't find it. I will keep looking and post it when I find it.
Mark
Old Mar 06, 2008, 07:24 PM
Grejen is offline
Find More Posts by Grejen
IAMCANADIAN
Grejen's Avatar
I've been wrestling with scketup off and on for a year or so. Without a plug-in that I can't get to work on a MAC Sketchup will not create complex or compound curves (splines, beizers). Only arcs and circles which can be combined - painfully - to approximate what we need.

What I did find it useful for was scaleing 3 views to create a rough 3D model I can take measurements from. IE import the 3 views onto the 3 planes. Draw and push-pull shapes to get close. You can then play around with sizes and angles and take measurements to translate to building materials much quicker than working with a basic 3 view and a ruler. You can also work with component placement easily.
Old Mar 06, 2008, 08:22 PM
ewo is offline
ewo
Find More Posts by ewo
ewo
Registered User
ewo's Avatar
Im not any good with the program , But frankly , i havent messed with it much
But i dont have no trouble producing pdf files with it.
Dont understand your problem there !

Here is what i get.

ewo


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free 3D CAD program available! Joedy The Builders Workshop 0 Aug 05, 2005 02:30 PM
Free 3D p-40 plan (Autocad) by "Me" hate The Builders Workshop 5 Jul 21, 2005 09:45 PM
Free 3D Pigi He did not want it anymore BAR-STOOL 3D Flying 11 Dec 14, 2004 07:58 PM
Free 3D Plans...Build One, Try It!!! Boss248 3D Flying 10 Nov 11, 2004 09:25 PM