Google sketchup ?

I need help, i cant figure out how to install google sketchup free on my usb flash drive, I have a sandisk 4 gig, the one with the retractable usb plug, please help me.

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Adding a Google Sketchup File to an Instructable? Answered

Is it possible to attach a Google Sketchup File with the extension 'skp' to an instructable. If yes, how could I do this?

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use google sketchup model in edgecam? Answered

I want to use a landscape i made in sketchup(a mountain range) and mill it out of polystyrene using edgecam. Maybe there is a way to convert to  autodesk inventor first?  The model is only a face, which is why its hard to use in a solid modeling program. Ive used a rough face before on the cnc machine.

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Did anyone have a problem installing Google SketchUp? Answered

When I tried to install Google SketchUp on my Dell Studio laptop I got this message: An error ocurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft, VC 80. CRT, type= "win 32", version= '8.0.50727.4053", publicKeyToken= "1fc8b3b9a1eb", processor Architecture= "x86". Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x8007054F. Thank you for your help!

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How to convert a google sketchup project into a bmp or other image format?

I tried to convert the final project from googlesketchup but nothing.I was wondering if there is a programm which does this work

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Export Google SketchUp as just the faces and measurements?

I made a simple chair in Google SkecthUp and wanted to make it out of cardboard(lot of time on my hands). I was wondering if their was a simple way to export all the faces and measurements in the .skp file?

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How do you use Google Sketchup? Answered

So today, I downloaded the new Google Earth with Google Ocean and Google Mars. I saw Sketchup on the side. So I downloaded it and tried it. Fun, fun, fun. But I need some tricks and tips and tutorials. I NEED HELP!!!!

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How do I create a curved cone shape in Google SketchUp? Answered

 Just as the question is. I need to create a cone in Google SU, which I can do. But then I want to make the cone bend slightly. Is there any easy way to do this? And, can I make the cone hollow?

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Autorun?

I am making an autorun file but I can't get it to work right, I need to get it to open sketchup -OR- view files,  I am using this page https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Autoruninf-File/step2/A-More-Complex-Autorun/  HELP!

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How do I trace a 2D shape in SketchUp? Answered

It seems that the only people who make 3D models of 2D plans don't use SketchUp, but I have to use it for this project. I'm trying to trace the plans for my Sig Tiger in Sketchup, but it only lets me make 3D shapes. Is there some trick that I'm missing?

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Trying to make a special autorun file. Answered

I want to put sketchup on a flash drive along with other files, then I want to have autorun give me start sketchup as an option.  I do have a lot of batch programming and a little autorun experience.  I already tried here; https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Autoruninf-File/step2/A-More-Complex-Autorun/ - but it won't work.  Maybe I am doing something wrong, HELP! 

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What is the best program to use for drawing/planning projects in 3d? Answered

    What I want to do is design a project in some kind of 3d program. I googled different programs but couldn't really find what I envisioned. I tried sketch-up but was looking for something a little different im having trouble controlling witch axis im drawing on. I don't care what operating system it runs on. The program this guy used looks cool does anyone know anything about it http://picasaweb.google.com/catalin.art/ProiectLicenta# Also its not a requirement but it would be nice if in the future there was a way to send the files to a cnc. ps.To anyone who has made a map for counter strike you know how u had those views of different axis I liked that.

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Comment on me 3d printer/ cnc (body/frame)design ?

Hey I've designed a body/ frame for a 3d printer/ CNC I'm thinking about building. I'm using this design because I already have the materials ( and most of the electronics like motors and drivers too). Note: I've designed it so that the drawer slides (on X and Y axis, NOT Z axis) are pointing the opposite way, so that the axis is never just "hovering" when the drawer slide is at it's outer postion (look at the pictures, hope it makes sence) please come with some comments / inputs thanks :) btw. sorry for the amateur like design/ drawing I just needed a quick draft so I made it in Google SketchUp, I didn't want to use the time on designing it Autodesk Inventor

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how to desing a case (box) virtualy ? Answered

Hello everybody. (Dr. Nick accent) I'm currently doing some electronics projects (atx PSU, clocks, getting my brother into electronics, ...), and i reach the inevitable step of where to put them. I want to put them into nice cases (boxes), tried to find some already made and adapt them to my needs but TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! so i thought, if my PCBs for my projects are DIY why cant my cases be DIY too? I tried to make case projects manually but there was allways some thing not right (most of times i forgot the thickness of the materials D'OH), so i tryed Google SketchUp, and now i caught up 123D by Autodesk, both not very through investigated. I'm trying to get a piece of software that let me do my plans (3D if possible), and if let me deconstruct the project into some printable layouts  to guide me cutting some wood derivate or plexiglass (no acess to a laser cutter). What do you think i should use, one of the already mentioned or a new 1? thank you in advance instructables community (for all the english communicators i must apologize for the grammer)

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Where can I find an amplifier for this portable sound system?

I am working on creating a waterproof sound system to bring to college. I have already created a 3-d model on Google Sketchup and I have two waterproof full range speakers and one 8 inch woofer. I want it battery powered and would either use a lead acid battery or try to salvage enough Lithium Ion cells from old computer batteries to power it for a long enough period of time. The question though is where to find an inexpensive amplifier that will run on 12 volts, is small, and has decent bass. Does anyone know of some websites on which I could find an amplifier? In the past I have bought desktop systems and converted them to battery power (on the rare occasion that they actually run on 12v dc after the transformer and rectifier), so I know it is possible. Thanks!!! **edit** It seems I forgot to include the specifications of the speakers! Anyway, here they are: 2 - "high fidelity full range speaker", 5" dual cone, "power capacity:30Watts system", 7 oz. ceramic magnet, "4 or. 8 Ohms system" (I measured 3.6 ohms with an inexpensive multimeter), They are on Ebay!! 1 - "Model:  Acoustic Audio MARBASS8 Color:  Black Acoustic Audio 650 Watt 8” Car/Marine Audio High Performance Subwoofer 650 Watts Peak Power Handling / 325 Watts RMS Power Handling Recommended Power:  30 Watts to 650 Watts 2” Parabolic RFL Voice Coil 60 oz. Magnet 4 Ohm Impedance Oversized Butyl Rubber Surround Poly Zirconium Cone Polyimide Voice Coil Former Mid Q Design for Versatility in Enclosure Compatibility Flat Progressive Roll Spider CEA Cooling Technology Vented & Extended Pole Piece Low Carbon Top & Bottom Piece Weather-Resistant Design" This is on Ebay too!

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computer controlled rc car roller coaster

A new idea i recently came up with was to use the ir feature in the wiimote as a gps tracker for line of sight communication... basically, the idea is to build a framework (knex pieces maybe) and then make a track out of something else with lots of turns, ups/downs, a jump or 2, and a stunt track (kind of like a skiing terrain park) on the roof... also an elevator in a corner to take the car up, and finally 2 spiral tracks to also help the car get up easier. i will eventually make a sketchup version of this track and post it, right now its just on paper but still, the layout idea is almost done.the idea is to mount an led throwie thingy using an ir led an a locking push switch (push on, push off to conserve battery life) on the top of an rc car such as a mini cooper (pic 1). i will mount the wiimote at an angle on the top in a way so that the whole track is visible (or as much as possible).heres the idea: the car remote should be hooked up to the computer, and there is a way to do that if u google it an/or look at thisthe wiimote will track the car using the ir, and the computer will then steer the car accordingly. Advantages to that are : 1. the car can start anywhere on the track; 2. there is no need for borders like those "ai" cars which use ir sensors to drive their way around, which i happened to mention in another forum of mine so refer there for pics + description; and 3. it actually tracks the car's location, instead of just avoiding obstacles like those ai cars. this would allow realtime tracking, so it knows to stop the car when it eg. gets to the elevator, ect... now - naturally, this design will have some "blind spots", so there will be laser "tripwires" in those more major areas and have those signals routed through a microcontroller, which will then send out a # respective to the tripped area then routed to the computer, just like an advanced alarm system. for the controller (hooked up to computer), it would be nice to have the whole thing routed through and powered by a single usb port, so instead of integrating a hub, is there a microcontroller that is designed to directly interface with a computer, not just for programming, but for actual realtime commands and stuff like that..?as far as the forum goes, this is just a huge idea now and we each have our areas of expertise... so m asking for ideas about harware, materials, coding, and especially how to directly interface the program to the wiimote...also, comments, questions, and anything else u got is welcome and greatly appreciated.Thanks to all, rak

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