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Forum topic by spaids posted 04-06-2009 04:22 PM 1619 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2009 04:22 PM

Do we have a place to share our sketchup models? When I get done working on one I want the whole world to have a copy. It makes the effort seem more fruitful.

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 04:30 PM

How about the 3d warehouse? Not specifically woodworking, but if you put them there, anyone can search and download from the components dialog box inside sketchup…I’ve pulled several models down by doing a search in that. I think you have to have version 7 tho…new feature.

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 04:39 PM

If there are enough of us to make it worthwhile, we might start a Google User’s Group where the .skp files can be shared.
I had one a year or so ago and took it down for lack of participation.
Since SketchUp is a Google program, they permit the files on their servers. Other servers, for their own reasons do not permit them. My own server won’t permit them.
By the way, there’s no reason NOT to have the latest version of SketchUp. Its FREE!
Allowing others to see our models in the 3D environment is so much better than just exporting .jpg stills.


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#3 posted 04-06-2009 05:12 PM

I have thought about the warehouse but like you said its not a woodworking repository. There is a google group started by the guy that does the sketchup for woodworkers tutorials. They have a spot in the group for sharing models but your only preview of the model is whatever text description the author place on it. I guess I could post models there and then put them in here with a link. I’m not crazy about that idea though. Seems like lumberjocks would want to be more… I don’t know sketchupy? I’m not really sure if/where to post models here BUT this my number one place for all things wood.

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#4 posted 04-06-2009 07:26 PM

I’m all about sharing my Sketchup work with other people, but I have a problem with people taking my hard work and claiming it as there own…which seems to be pretty prevalent on the 3D warehouse. I see allot of people just change a line or two or a few textures and then call it there own…not cool. I wish there was a better way to lock editing on models…you can but it is real easy to get around. Someone a while ago proposed that we put some sort of repository together for woodworking models here on LJ’s ..I like that idea better.


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#5 posted 04-06-2009 08:25 PM

3D warehouse is the ‘way to go’ as it’s embedded into sketchup and once you’re done with a model it’s a one click to upload/modify on the 3DWH. and it’s easily accessed/viewed by anyone – and if they want to use it – it’s a 1 click to import it into their model/project.

that said – easy come easy go – as easy as it’s to use, it’s also easy to abuse.

I like the idea of having a sketchup repository here on LJ, but It’ll be hard to give up the ease of use I have with 3DWH….

Here’s what I do for now: I’ll use the 3DWH sync already built into sketchup and post a link to it here:

My woodworking Sketchup Models

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#6 posted 04-07-2009 12:21 AM

Hey PurpLev,

Thats a good idea. I think I’ll keep a series running with my models also. How do you get the 3d view mode to work in the 3DWH. I uploaded my first one and it doesn’t do that.


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#7 posted 04-07-2009 01:43 AM


Continue to teach people to fish, no need to make it for them (unless it for me course, I’ll take a grilled salmon) You are one of my most valued resources here and therefore one of my LJ buddies…


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