Step 3: Using the SVG Export Plugin

Assuming that you have installed my plugin, select all of the faces that you want to export. You can put each face into a separate file, but it is more efficient to group objects together into files. To do this you can hold down ctrl and click the left mouse button on each face that you want to export (picture 1).

Conversely, you can select the entire object with a triple left mouse button click, but this will export every face on the object (we don't need the small end faces). See picture 2.

To access the SVG export dialog box, you can either right click to bring up the contextual menu (picture 3), or you can use the icon on the toolbar (picture 4).

The SVG export dialog box presents you with a few options that need to be filled in - see picture 5 for more details. Just make sure to save the file (picture 6) and if you intend on using a Ponoko Inkscape template, check that box to make importing easier. See picture 7 for the options we will be using in this Instructable.

Once you have clicked OK, your SVG file will be saved, and you can then access it through your file manager (picture 7) or by opening it in an SVG compliant program (we will be using Inkscape).

See the following video for an example of the steps that I have just outlined:

foobear6 months ago

Ugh, when I use your plugin now (still using Sketchup 8) it takes me to a website that tries to download a trojan!!! What happened?

sola00051 year ago
Can we use an updated version of Sketchup?
FazJaxton5 years ago
It looks like this dialog has changed significantly in 0.99. It would be very helpful if you have some time to update this instructable. Thanks!