Note for SketchUp Web: The FaceSVG plugin is not compatible with SketchUp Web and has no direct SVG export. Alternatively, the file created in SketchUp Web can be downloaded and opened with SketchUp Make. After that, the FaceSVG PlugIn can be used.
Note for SketchUp Pro: The plugin cannot be downloaded via the internal extension manager as this is still running on version 2.2.1 and not on version 2.3.0, as in the link attached below. Also, the plugin does not run under SketchUp Pro in this version.
Download the plugin (.rbz file) here: https://github.com/marvingreenberg/FaceSVG/releases
- Download .rbz
- In SketchUp go to Window > Extension Manager
- Click “Install Extension” and select the downloaded .rbz file
- Restart SketchUp
- Important: All bodies need to be lifted from the z = 0 so that there are no bodies there. Alternative all bodies could combine as a group or components.
- By right-clicking on the face to be cut, the plugin will appear under FaceSVG > Layout SVG Profiles. Repeat this step for each face to be cut.
- Then right-click on one of the generated faces and select FaceSVG > Write SVG Profile from the menu that appears.
Next, the layouts can be placed as desired, should they still need to be adjusted.
- Now we can save the SVG file and then load it onto Origin via the USB interface or ShaperHub. The file is already properly colored and can be used directly on Origin.
- We can find the other settings options via right-click > FaceSVG > Settings.
- Then we can set the following parameters in the new window:
This sets the point at which FaceSVG creates a new row. This is practical, for example, if the material to be processed has a fixed width, since then a separate row exists in the file for each raw material.
Reflects the distance between the laid out elements. This should be selected at least as large as the cutter is.
Pocket Offset max:
Specifies the maximum depth to the selected surface at which pockets are still detected. This prevents incorrect assignment as a pocket. If no pockets are desired, this value can be set to 0.0.
Currently has no influence, but saves the depth for Origin in the file.
Here there are four options None, Symmetric, Asymmetric, Symmetric Auto. If Symmetric Auto is activated, a corner relief is automatically added when the drawing is created. To use this function, a cutter diameter must be specified. The usage is explained below, for examples see this video.
- Bit diameter:
If you want to add a Corner Relief to all openings, you can select the surface and right-click > FaceSVG > Corner Relief to apply the shape set in Settings.
If this should only be the case for certain openings, then an edge can be selected and only the recess to which the edge belongs can be provided with Corner Relief via right-click > FaceSVG > Corner Relief.