New class: SketchUp for 3D Printing

made with SketchUp, printed at Hive76
Made with SketchUp, printed at Hive76

We are offering a class on how to use Google’s free 3D program SketchUp. SketchUp is not the most powerful CAD program out there, but its intuitive design and price make it a great start if you are curious about conjuring solid objects out of plastic and bytes.

This class will run Saturday, February 2/26 from 10am to 3pm at Hive76

You will learn:

  • How to make simple stuff in SketchUp
  • How not to ruin a model by poking holes in it, what “manifold” means.
  • The basic process of FDM 3D printing
  • The limitations of the Makerbot

And most importantly, you get to print and take home a thing!


  • Saturday, February 2/26 from 10am to 3pm
  • Lunch will be provided in the form of hoagies.
  • Tickets are $30
  • You don’t need to stay for the whole thing


  • Laptop with SketchUp installed.
    It’s available for Win and Mac and runs well under Wine for Linux
    We will have a limited supply of laptops for those poor souls without them.
  • This STL export plugin
  • Optional STL viewers: MeshLab, NetFabb, or Pleasant3D (mac)
  • Maybe some sketches of something to model. Remember: K.I.S.S.

Sound like fun?

Click Here to Get Tickets

2 Replies to “New class: SketchUp for 3D Printing”

  1. Anyone in the New York area that can give
    me a class on sketch up. I need it for a job.


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