Skooter MAKE User Guide
MAKE lets engineers attach precise manufacturing information to SketchUp models, and create data for CNC machining, shop drawings and material requirements. MAKE lets engineers use the methods most appropriate for the task at hand, from free construction for custom work to fully parametric products and anything in between.
MAKE is easy to learn and has an open data model that gives you true flexibility and control, whether you engineer using 32 mm construction or traditional joinery. An "object-oriented" approach to modeling lets you create your own libraries reusable building block components to speed up engineering, apply consistent construction standards, and reduce errors.
MAKE comes with a library 3D hardware with embedded machining operations and sample assemblies and parts for learning.
If you're new to SketchUp start here to get general information and links to SketchUp learning resources.
Install SketchUp, activate your MAKE license, check for updates, and get familiar with the MAKE menus.
Learn the basic rules about creating assemblies and machine-ready parts.
Learn how to attach machining operations to your parts and assemblies.
Learn how to attach machining operations to hardware components.
Learn about Jigs: reusable parametric components that can combine drilling, milling and hardware building blocks.
Learn about exporting data for CNC program generation and bills of materials.
You can import and export geometry with various CAD programs. Learn when it's best to import and when it's best to model from scratch.
Learn how to work with imported 3D solid models from programs such as SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro E, Solid Edge etc.
Learn how to use SketchUp's companion program LayOut to create annotated and dimensioned multi-view shop drawings.
Learn how to add configuration variables to products and then validate and upload models to FLOW.