Thomas Thomassen has developed an exclusive sketchup extension alias Milling Tools. It supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.
It can be used to generate Dog-Bone fillets, take out 2D profile out of 3D parts for laser/CNC cutting. It is mostly suitable for engineering and woodworking sectors.
Dog Bone Fillets: Generates Dog-Bone fillets on the faces clicked by you.
- Apply VCB to fix the radius of the tool.
• Apply VCB to fix arc segment quality. (“8s” will create arcs on the basis of circles containing 8 segments)
There should be no connection between the face clicked on and any other faces or edges.
Part abstraction for CNC/Laser cutting
Instigated from a thread (forums.sketchup.com) from the SketchUp forum.
Abstract Parts: Choose a set of 3D parts, the faces on the ground plane of each instance will be withdrawn to a 2D profile.
Modify Part Height: Modify the depth of the chosen instance. It will shift the faces of chosen instances to the specified height from the ground plane.
Fix Ground Plane: A tool to opt for the new ground plane for the specified instance.
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• Extensions » Milling Tools