SketchUp is an essential tool in 3D printing and SketchUp Extension warehouse is full of tools; among them, the Print a Thing extension made the 3D printing techniques easier.
SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. The Extension Warehouse of SketchUp is full of useful tools which are used in various 3D models to make the work attractive.
Extension Warehouse: It is an online resource with various plug-ins developed made especially for SketchUp and these extensions help to add some special tools and features to SketchUp. These extensions can be found for any particular application like drawing or 3D printing and some industry specified tools for architecture, interior design, construction and many more. So basically in this Extension Warehouse people can do the following things:
• Users can search extensions by name or as per the functionality.
• They can also install various extensions with a single click of a button.
• Or users can also control all the extensions from easy-to-use location in the My Extension page.
About Print a Thing: Print a Thing extension helps users to get an instant quote and 3D Print of the models with just a few clicks. This extension allows users to easily upload their works into the Print a Thing 3D Printing service for an instant quote, faster turn around and high quality prints. This extension also allows them to utilize a distributed network of quality 3D printers across the United States. SketchUp designers want to change the world for better through their technology and 3D printing is a way to see the world; that’s why they are trying to keep the 3D printing reasonable, simple, easier and communicable so that anyone can use it anywhere for any purpose. Print a Thing is released in a hope that it would be a positive force for startups, beginners and professionals both can do it themselves
Process of using: After installing the extension, users can find a new option in the menu bar called “3D Print with Print a Thing”; if users draw a shape and click on the menu a bar will come. From the bar they can choose their desired model and select it and add it in their cart; this extension allows creating models in a new way.