Quick & dirty filament guide improvements

The other day I ordered a new 1kg spool of PLA for my Ultimaker 2 but didn’t  think of the spool being bigger in comparison to a standard 0,75 kg spool. I had printed / assembled some bearing supported spool holder + filament guide  to fix the prominent Ultimaker 2 filament guiding issues  just to realize […]

Creating holes in rectangular objects in Sketchup

I had a hard time finding a simple way creating holes in rectangular objects or a cylinder and eventually attach a flange to it. The solution is quite simple. It will work with cylinders as too. Unfortunately  you can’t see the tools that I’ve selected in the tutorial below as Mac OS changes the curser while using the screenshot feature […]

Drawing screws in Sketchup for 3D printing

Working with Sketchup in between  beginner and intermediate skill level can be a back-braking adventure. I was exited after the first steps when it was so simple to extrude three dimensional objects in no time. But it doesn’t stay that simple. Going to the next level requires a lot of in-depth knowledge, fiddling around with plugins and watching hours of video tutorials. […]