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Old 02-05-2021, 01:32 PM
FranMar FranMar is offline
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Anyone using Sketchup for design? I think its a lot more user friendly than Solidworks. I just cant seem to find a "flatten" feature, which will allow me to completely flatten my design so that I can see it in a sheet form. Any suggestions? I'm open to other programs that are available.
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Old 02-06-2021, 12:12 AM
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i started with sketchup but have switched over to fusion 360. i think there is a flatten button on fusion but iím still new to it.
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Old 02-06-2021, 12:33 AM
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I use Sketchup for my design work and have a love-hate relationship with the product, but that said, of late by understanding the processes better, more love than hate!

Not sure what you mean by seeing your design in a "sheet form"; do you mean saving a view on your screen as a 2D screen grab which you can print out /share etc?
If this be the case, then you can go to 'export' and select export as a .jpeg which will save what's displayed on your screen.
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:08 PM
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I use Sketchup for my design work and have a love-hate relationship with the product, but that said, of late by understanding the processes better, more love than hate!

Not sure what you mean by seeing your design in a "sheet form"; do you mean saving a view on your screen as a 2D screen grab which you can print out /share etc?
If this be the case, then you can go to 'export' and select export as a .jpeg which will save what's displayed on your screen.
some design programs let you model a 3d part and then it will unfold them to a flat later the that you can use to lay it out on a a flat plate for a pattern.
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