Sketchup #1: Progress report

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Blog entry by pashley posted 07-07-2008 04:56 AM 1002 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sketchup, the free CAD tool from Google, was made aware to me by FWW magazine in an article a few weeks back.

I was looking for a way to better plan my projects, and SU (SketchUp) seemed to be the ticket, so I downloaded my free copy.

I had a terrible time making heads or tails of it – and I am a bit of a computer geek. Making things as I wanted them was not easy – if possible. I was frustrated.

But, realizing that this really would help me design and produce better product, I kept at, picking up a “for dummies” book on SU and watching some things on YouTube.

Well, I got better and better, and am happy to report SU is really becoming an integral part of my wood working hobby.

If you’ve tried SU, and given up on it – don’t. Get a book like I did, or watch the YouTube videos; but keep at it!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 05:25 AM

Like you, I have been watching the posts here and noticed how many LJs are using Sketch Up. I’ve gotten frustrated with it, also. Thanks for the tips.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 12:34 PM

The Google video tutorials and other videos are very helpful. I highly recommend some of the Gary Katz videos, in particular the bookcase one. Started me on my way to using Sketchup for just about everything.

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