Difference between revisions of "SketchUp on a Chromebook"

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# See Stallings if there is not a SketchUp option, but ensure first that you are using your @tsas.org email
 
# See Stallings if there is not a SketchUp option, but ensure first that you are using your @tsas.org email
  
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  <li class="active"><btn data-toggle="tab" class="">#tab1|Laser Cutting</btn></li>
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==Drawing==
 
==Drawing==
 
# Select the search button [[File:SketchUpSearchButton.png|inline|20px]]
 
# Select the search button [[File:SketchUpSearchButton.png|inline|20px]]
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# Put this file on a thumb drive, or save to your Google Drive, to import to the laser software
 
# Put this file on a thumb drive, or save to your Google Drive, to import to the laser software
 
{{note|If your design has been rotated, repeat steps 2 & 3 of the Drawing section to realign. You'll also need to draw a random shape then delete to force it to re-save.|reminder}}
 
{{note|If your design has been rotated, repeat steps 2 & 3 of the Drawing section to realign. You'll also need to draw a random shape then delete to force it to re-save.|reminder}}
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    '''3D Printing''': Lorem ipsum...
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Revision as of 20:31, 8 October 2019

Preparation/Installation

  1. Log in with your @tsas.org email address
  2. Go to your mail box, then click the Google Apps button: inline
  3. Click "More" at the bottom, then inline
  4. See Stallings if there is not a SketchUp option, but ensure first that you are using your @tsas.org email

Drawing

  1. Select the search button inline
  2. Type and choose "Parallel Projection." This will make your drawing one-dimensional
  3. Search again for "Top" to display your image from the correct orientation
  4. Choose the tools on the left side, then select the instructor button for more information inline
    • When creating a circle, select the centerpoint, then release the mouse and type in the diameter you want
    • When creating a square, select a corner, then drag in the direction you want and type in the dimensions, e.g. 11",12" or 1.5 cm, 2 cm or 9 3/4", 12 7/8"

Export for Laser Cutting

  1. Under the file menu, choose "Export," then "DXF," then "2D"
  2. Choose 1:1, leave all other options as default
  3. Press "Export" at the bottom
  4. Wait a moment, then a download option will appear at the top
  5. Put this file on a thumb drive, or save to your Google Drive, to import to the laser software
If your design has been rotated, repeat steps 2 & 3 of the Drawing section to realign. You'll also need to draw a random shape then delete to force it to re-save.
    3D Printing: Lorem ipsum...