In this video I cover a basic skill for fabrication in SketchUp: parallel-projection printing. This allows you to get flat-shot views out of SketchUp’s 3D environment that you can then use for cutouts, laser-cutting, CNC and more. While this can be accomplished easier using SketchUp Pro’s LayOut software, it is possible to create these from right inside SketchUp.
This is a free sample instructional video from the book “Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting” (2nd Edition). I discuss this topic more in detail in that book’s Chapter 6.
Want more of these videos? If you own the book, use the password from the inside cover to gain access to all of my remaining videos on Wiley’s website: http://www.wiley.com/go/schreyer2e. If you don’t yet have your own copy, follow the links in the sidebar to get one. It is a great reference for SketchUp!