Hello and welcome to All3DP’s SketchUp tutorial on how to create 3D printable text.
SketchUp is a free software designed to create 3D objects. However, if you want to use more of its features, you will need to buy the premium edition. For this tutorial the free edition is totally sufficient.
Creating a 3D text with SketchUp is a simple and fast way to go.
SketchUp has a tool to create a 3D text: Click on Tools and select 3D Text.
Enter and format your text.
Adjust your text afterwards by scaling it.
Especially if you plan on printing your text, you will need a base.
In order to save your model as an STL file for 3D printing, you will need to install a free plugin in SketchUp.
Now you have a 3D printable file that you can open in your 3D printer’s slicing software in order to prepare it for printing. if you want to know what software you need for preparing 3D prints, please look here.
License: The text of "How To 3D Print Text Using SketchUp" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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