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herbr

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I'm Linux user and sketchup poses a problem for me!
« on: July 02, 2017, 01:55:19 »

I have a EQ3-2 mount for my Astro-tech AT60ED but the mount has Mead DS drives on it.
It seems the AstroEQ conversion might be better for mu use.
The problem is that Sketchup has NO support in Linux and when I tried to install Sketchup using playonlinux (front end for Wine} and then install Wine just to see what the NEMA 14 brackets were like, I got BIG problems!
The installation was a pain in the behind and I never did get sketchup to show me anything from the .skp file!
I have been using Linux for about 17 YEARS (ever since Linux 0.9)! In all that time I have been able to make it work for me but the combination of Google creating sketchup, NOT providing support for a Linux port has me stumped.
Is there anyone that can provide a .pdf of the drawings for the NEMA14 brackets?
I can view any other file and print it on paper OR print to file as a .pdf

Help! Herb
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TCWORLD

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Re: I'm Linux user and sketchup poses a problem for me!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 10:40:15 »

Hi Herb,

Sorry about that. I'll try to convert the plans to .pdf for you.

I can also try exporting it to either .dae (Collada) or .stl if either of those 3D formats is more useful - not sure what 3D viewers are available on Linux.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
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Re: I'm Linux user and sketchup poses a problem for me!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 17:53:31 »

Thanks Tom. PDF's are preferred (if the appropriate information is there)!

Herb
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Re: I'm Linux user and sketchup poses a problem for me!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 21:42:28 »

No problem. I'll see what I can do. Hopefully I'll find some time tomorrow evening.
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Re: I'm Linux user and sketchup poses a problem for me!
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 19:15:03 »

Hi Tom,
I am also a Linux Ubuntu user and have had no luck with the drawings.
A PDF would be brilliant.
Thanks
Dave
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