Welcome to SketchUp-STL
A SketchUp Ruby Extension that adds STL (STereoLithography) file format import and export.
3D printing is awesome, and the STL format has emerged as a standard way to share printable 3D models. To support this community, SketchUp has gathered a couple of Ruby plugins and packaged them into a single Extension. Stay tuned! This is our first foray into Open Source, an experiment we hope to repeat.
The latest and greatest is available as an RBZ file. Download the file from this URL:
Then inside SketchUp, select
Preferences (Microsoft Windows) or
Preferences (Mac OS X) →
Install Extension and select the RBZ file you just downloaded. Voila! SketchUp installs the extension. You'll find a new import type under
Import and a
Export STL menu option as well.
If you're an owner of this repo, here are some steps.
Get a local copy of the files. This will create a
git clone https://github.com/SketchUp/sketchup-stl.git cd sketchup-stl
Use your favorite editor to edit
git add README.md // Marks README.md for edit. git commit -m "Editing our README" // Records changes in the local branch. git push // Submits to repository. Yay!
If you're a SketchUp Ruby community member, you need to fork this repo (If you don't know what that is, that's okay, we barely know ourselves. Go google some GitHub tutorials and give it a try. Please improve our
README.md file with better instructions!)
Fork this repo (tutorial). Forking will create a copy of this repo under your GitHub user name.
Clone your fork. For this you will need git installed on your personal computer. GitHub for Windows is a good choice.
Add this repo as a remote so you can pull in updates to your clone.
git remote add upstream https://github.com/SketchUp/sketchup-stl.git
Make your changes to the code in your cloned repo, then commit. (
git commit ...)
Push your changes to your GitHub repo. (
From your GitHub repo, send a Pull Request.
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2014 Trimble Navigation
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