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Welcome to SketchUp-to-DXF-STL

It's a SketchUp Ruby plugin that adds STL (STereoLithography) and AutoCAD DXF file export formats

Installing the plugin

The latest version and full installation instructions are available from

To install the plugin you can either download the file "skp_to_dxf.rb" to your Sketchup plugins folder (the location of which depends which version of Sketchup you're using) or make a zipped version of the "skp_to_dxf.rb" file and rename it "skp_to_dxf.rbz" and install via the Sketchup menus (Preferences > Extensions > Install Extension) - for more details or to download the zipped version go to

##Using the plugin After copying this file, start Sketchup and you should now have an extra menu options (Export to DXF or STL) in the Sketchup Tools and File-export menu.

There are five export options:

STL  triangles. Use this for Makerbot or Reprap style 3D printers
DXF polyface mesh. This will give the most faithful reproduction of your original Sketchup model.
DXF polylines: exports the outlines of each face as a polyline, sometimes useful for CAM toolpaths.
DXF triangular mesh: breaks all the faces up into triangles
DXF lines. This option exports the edges in your model as lines.


License: Apache License, Version 2.0

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Plugin to export from Sketchup to DXF or STL files



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