- 1. Import the model as VECTORS. I don't know what the use is of importing a 3d model when the results are so horrid. I could not get smooth curves or angles at importing as a 3d model. By importing vectors you are left with a flat design that you will need to apply toolpaths to when you want to carve your 3d version.
- 2. Importing as vectors seems to increase the size of the model slightly. I expected this to be a really accurate import but when I tested and imported a 80mm square it imported as an 84mm square (about). Sizing by 95% corrected this for me.
I was hoping there was some way to take the Sketchup model and simply import into VCarve and then hit "carve" and have my wonderful creation. It has taken 3 days to get the simplest object to come out correctly. I know the next one won't take half as long and I'll keep getting better at it. I was expecting a bit more from software as expensive as VCarve but I still enjoy using it. I'd love to see VCarve and Sketchup team up for a single software that can design as amazingly as Sketchup and create toolpaths as well as VCarve.