Just thought I would write a few words about using SketchUp for modelling with RepRap. I'm not sure if it's just me but very few people seem to be using SketchUp for doing their designs for the project. I really like Google's SketchUp and think it is fantastically easy to use. Capo's recent comment reminded me of the fantastic model he put together of Mendel and prompted me to have a play again myself. A quick look at Capo's blog and you can see how he has used SketchUp in a number of ways for both presenting idea's and for component design.
The below video shows Capo's model that I have coloured then animated.
Link to the SketchUp Mendel Model by Capo:
Link to Capo's Blog