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"CleanUP3 tool from SketchUp Extension Warehouse"

Subhra Bera: Editor

SketchUp is an essential tool in 3D printing and SketchUp Extension warehouse is full of tools that are essential in the 3D printing and creating 3D printed models, such as CleanUp3.

About CleanUp3:

CleanUp3 is an essential tool for 3D printing which is created by Thomas Thomassen, who is a Modelmaker with a large desire for physical, digital and traditional design in most genres of the trade. He has focused on webdesign/programming and 3d visualizations and he has specialized in 3D modeling, SketchUp, webdesign, graphic design and web programming. This tool checks and simplifies the geometry of every SketchUp model and it combines multiple faces, eliminates extraneous data and erases any lines that don’t make a face.

CleanUp3 options:

Two of the most useful CleanUp3 options are Erase Duplicate Faces and Repair Split Edges, which can be enabled in the CleanUp3 menu. Usually Duplicate faces and split edges are errors that necessarily appear in the SketchUp 3D model while working in SketchUp and they drive 3D printer nuts. But both these two errors are difficult to recognize and repair manually. Besides that, it is also a great tool at simplifying STL files or 3D-printable files that need to import into SketchUp.

Features of CleanUp3

  • It fixes duplicate component definition names in model scope
  • Also clears unused items
  • It can erase hidden geometry
  • Also erases duplicate files
  • Erases lovely edges except edges on cut plane
  • Can remove edge material
  • Repairs split edges
  • Creates smooth and soft edges
  • Then put edges and faces to Layer0
  • Can merge identical materials
  • Also merge connected co-planer faces

Menus & Toolbars: Plugins>CleanUp

About SketchUp:

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. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

About 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.

Source: wwww.extensions.sketchup.com

CleanUP3 tool from SketchUp Extension Warehouse
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