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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Chapter 4. Modeling and Printing with Precision

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Warming up with SketchUp
  • Using 3D tools from the Extension Warehouse
  • Modeling with SketchUp
  • Using plugin extensions with SketchUp
  • Calibrating the x, y, and z axes
  • Controlling the flow rate in Skeinforge
  • Adjusting the scale in Skeinforge
  • Using Stretch in Skeinforge
  • Controlling print warping
  • Using brim with Slic3r

Introduction

In this chapter, we're going to use at a 3D CAD program called SketchUp Make. What makes this program different from most CAD programs is the ease of its use. SketchUp is not a parametric modeler such as AutoCAD or Solidworks. It doesn't require heavy training and a lot of investment in money. It's an easy, intuitive modeler that allows ...

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