Step 1: Storage
Create a dropbox account to keep all of your SketchUp files in ( see notes below)
Step 2: Complete Rendering
Complete your SketchUp rendering of your dream house. Please save it as yournamedreamhouse.skp and place into the shared folder here: Folder for SketchUp Dream House
Step 3: Create jpg of your building and post to your blog
Go to file export- then 2D graphic - then select jpg.
Then post the image to your blog
Step 4: Evaluate your file for 3D printing
You created great renderings but your building may not be print ready. You will need to make the walls thicker, delete components, add interior walls, scale your model AND group your model. All walls and edges need to connect. You will need to check every edge. You can also make your building a solid form.
Step 5: Export
Your file will need to be exported to become an .slt
There are two stations in the room with the plugin to do this. You will need to move your file to this computer and than export the file and than open it in it MAKERWARE. In this program we can scale and check your file and prepare it for printing to the Makerbot.
Step 6: Save the .stl
Pleas place the .slt file here: Folder for STL of Dream House