Modeling with SketchUp for 3D Printing written by Bonnie Roskes is now available for all SketchUp enthusiasts. The book consists of step-by-step projects that show how to design and print various different models that can be then created in any 3D printer.
The book also demonstrates tools, techniques, and various important plugins that are required by every 3D print modeler. Starting form downloading and modifying ready-made models, users can create their own simple as well as intricate models with the help of this book. All the techniques and tools are applicable for both PC ot Mac.
Users can start with a basic name plate, include some fun puzzles and tiles, and complete with complex models such as Lego bunk beds and DNA. Apart from SketchUp 2013 and 2014, this book works with previous versions of SketchUp (with slightly different icons) aswell.
The illustrated exercises teaches every aspect of SketchUp which includes editing tools, components and groups, basic drawing, working with materials and digital images, presentation, animation, Google Earth, etc. The detailed, clear, easy-to-follow format of the book makes it not only comprehensive but also provides a hands-on SketchUp training in a very easy method. Available in printable PDF format as well as colour print with 290 full colour, letter-size pages, this book is a part of the new SketchUp Specialties Series.