Beginner to Professional tutorial for 3d printing Text in SketchUp

SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program, can create 3D objects. However, if you want to use more of the features of the application, you need to upgrade to the premium edition. The easiest and fastest way to create 3D text is with SketchUp. Visit the official website of SketchUp to download it if you don’t already have it installed on your system. After downloading the installer, install SketchUp on your computer.

Template Selection in SketchUp

Choose a template in SketchUp after opening it. For example, you should choose Architectural Design Template and then select Millimeters. You can print your 3D text by selecting Millimeters under 3D Print at the bottom of the page. That will display the build space of the Makerbot Replicator 2X. You can change the model of the build space.

Keep the middle mouse button pressed and move the mouse to orbit the model. You can also click space and select Orbit. You can pan the axes by pressing the Pan button next to Orbit.

How to create 3D text in SketchUp

The 3D text feature in SketchUp can be accessed by clicking on Tools and choosing the 3D text. Then write your text and pick your font. SketchUp will use the fonts in the regular font’s folder on your computer.

You can set the height by clicking on the two rows. You can set the height of each letter by clicking on the first row. Based on its height, the length of a letter differs from font to font. It is usually a bit more than 50% in most fonts. Your text’s 3D dimension is defined in the second field under Height. If you want to extrude the text, choose the Filled and Extruded options.

Place your text in your workplace when you are finished entering and formatting it. You can easily change the size of your 3D text if you are not happy with it. Before you corrupt the file, you should first save it.

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Arka Roy

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