3D printing model Repair Service (Makeprintable)
Optimizing and preparing models for 3D printing. Convert SKP to STL, OBJ and 3MF.
3D printing model Repair Service (Makeprintable)

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This extension connects Sketchup with "MakePrintable", a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyses, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for printing. MakePrintable allows novice and intermediate Sketchup users to achieve greater print success by identifying and fixing design flaws before printing a file. Some of these design flaws include non-manifolds, solidity, wall thickness, intersections, and flipped faces.

Why MakePrintable.com

  • Automated
  • New fixing algorithm
  • Easy to use
  • Cloud-based
  • Free & Premium plans
  • High success rate
  • Customer service

Key features

  • Control the holes sizes that you want to close using Close Holes parameter
  • Merge meshes using Clearance parameter
  • Mesh repair Tech Mammoth. 
  • 3D model analyser
  • Texture support
  • Convert to OBJ, STL and 3MF
  • Hollow your model
  • Generate in Gcode
  • Slice for 3D printing
  • Print via Shapeways, 3Dhubs, and imaterialise 
  • Cura Plugin compatible with CURA 3.0.3 and newer versions. 

Benefit from MakePrintable.

  1. It checks and analyses your model.
  2. Get .SKP ready for 3D printing.
  3. Reduce the print of print, by using the hollowing feature.
  4. Convert .SKP files to STL, 3MF and OBJ.
  5. Order 3D prints from Shapeways. 

Get started

To use this extension, you will need a MakePrintable account; sign up for free here.

Step 1: Add MakePrintable extension to Sketchup  

  1. Open SketchUp then go to window->extension warehouse
  2. Search for MakePrintable plugin in SketchUp warehouse window
  3. Choose MakePrintable plugin then Click on the download button
  4. Sign into your SketchUp account
  5. Click on the Install button


Step 2: Upload Your Model to MakePrintable

  1. Go to Extensions-> Upload to MakePrintable
  2. Click on “Repair in MakePrintable” button to upload and repair your model in MakePrintable.com 


Step 3: MakePrintable configure the repair

Next step

  1. The file is now in the repairing process. Once complete you can compare it to the original 3D model. If you're happy, you can either move on to downloads/print or refix it using the High-quality output.

Click store to continue.

Download the file (.OBJ, .3MF, .STL, .SVG or .GCODE)

Finally; you can order your 3D model using Shapeways, 3D hubs, or imateralise



Phil R.'s picture

I kept getting ajax 500 errors on download attempts but after several attempts it does download eventually. Seems to be a server error.

Reem A.'s picture

Hi Phil,

We have looked into it. one of our server was down yesterday. It's back up. it should work seamlessly now. Thanks again for informing us.


Reem A.'s picture

Hi Phil,

This is Reem from MakePrintable team. Thanks for informing us. We will definitely look into it.


Bruno H's picture


I want to use this program to export objects I make in sketchup to be done on a cnc machine with mach 3, if I convert it into gcode can bit settings, speed, stepover, etc be configured here also ?

Thank you

Reem A.'s picture

Hi Bruno,

This is Reem from MakePrintable team.
Our Extension is used to repair files for 3D printing. We will investigate further regarding generating files on a cnc machine and will get back to you.

Chris F's picture

Cant down load I'mgetting a 500 error when ever I try

Reem A.'s picture

Hi Chris,

This is Reem from MakePrintable team. Do you still have an issue downloading the plugin?

If you like, try to download the extension directly from SketchUp program itself. Just make sure that you login to your gmail account. From the Windows tab, select SketchUp warehouse, search for Makeprintable then click on the install button and the plugin will be added directly under the Extensions tab.

Let us know if that works out for you. Please let us know, If you need any further help.

Michael M.'s picture

Hello Chris,
I'm part of the MakePrintable team.
I will personally look into this and get back to you.
I apologize about any inconvenience.

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Cloud based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for printing.
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