Sketchup -to- VCarve: What I've learned
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:06 pm
I thought I'd post a couple tips about going from Sketchup to VCarve. I admit I am an amateur so these may be wrong or dated and any corrections/additions would be welcome.
- 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.