Google SketchUp

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Overview

SketchUp is a free, 3d modeling program which Google bought, then sold to Trimble Buildings. It's designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers.

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Downloading

SketchUp is available for free download from www.sketchup.com

Using Trimble SketchUp

There are lots of tutorials available for SketchUp.

Forum post with excellent usage tips and advice: Re: Sketchup 3d Models – Update 12th Jun 2012.

See also PhlatScript for one technique to convert to G-code.