SketchUp is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal.
CutList pick the existing Sketchup selection and generates a list of the parts, their sizes and quantity of each. The plugin also can create a layout of the parts on the basis of chosen material size. The plugin can be applied for estimating materials for developing your model.
SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program which is not only useful for woodworking but helpful to digitize sketch out plans for upcoming builds also.
The most common problem that many woodworkers face is generating a cutlist for their projects. To smoothen this hurdle Google SketchUp CutList extension offers a free and handy solution.
Trimble Applanix has developed TIMMS Site Viewer for sketchup. This sketchup extension only supports sketchup 2015 and it is used to produce, annotate, publish sites having buildings and structures model generated with data that is mapped with TIMMS (Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution).
This sketchup extension can import building models , annotate them with text or links, tag rooms for locating them easily, allot the equivalent panoramic images to them, then publish the complete site online that can be seen with the TIMMS Site Viewer smartphone or web application.
An online sketchup training course is available for all the sketchup professionals. The course is specifically intended for Interior Designers, Interior Design students, newbie 3d modelers, kitchen designers, bathroom designers, shop planner, suitable wardrobe specialists etc.
The will continue for 1 month and it is divided into 4 sessions, 2.5 hours every week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). In this workshop, the training will be given for ‘one to one’. The seats are limited for 5 students in every month.
Eligibilities for participating in this course:
• Well versed Mac or PC computer operating system
• Accessibility to a computer to practice and communicate
• Possess a Skype account or FaceTime on your computer to make connection on screen.
In this sketchup video, one will be familiar with the functionalities of SubD sketchup plugin as well as various methods to perform spline modeling with sketchup. This video is recorded on an ornamental chair modeling with Sketchup Pro 2016.
Thomas Thomassen develops SubD for sketchup. SubD is a parametric quad-based subdivision extension for SketchUp that can make quad-based workflows superior.
This sketchup extension contains free tools like QuadFace Tools to generate meshes with quad-topology as well as subdivide and crinkle with SUbD.
Sketchup Team has presented this sketchup video that evaluates the always face camera option useful for developing any component. Always Face Camera facilitates the users to produce their own scale figures and enhance the work quality through rendering a 2D form of the component.
SketchUp consists of various 2D people components and these illustrate 2D forms which always face the camera. This sketchup tutorial is the part of sketchup skill builder series.
Go through the reference article alias how to create a basic component help.sketchup.com
TommyK, the renowned Plugin Store Author, has developed Import DXF text as label v1.0. This sketchup extension is utilized to import DXF Text into SketchUp and transform them into text labels. This sketchup extension can only work with DXF text and does not support binary, DWG files.
The users can visit Menu > File > Import DXF Text Label. Choose the DXF file [text-type] from the first dialog. Choose the DXF's Units in next dialog. Development is described in the Ruby Console.
Jaymes Dunsmore, a renowned a planner and urban designer, is conducting a training program on site planning with sketchup 2016. In this course, you will learn how to design the model of a project site as well as develop a massing model and produce simple 3D visualizations of planning projects. The course offers intermediary SketchUp skills which include the geo location functions of sketchup. Besides, one will come to know how to generate more complicated models of planned projects or developments. The course also explains how to make and export video walk-throughs of SketchUp models.
The part 3 tutorial video is based on designing an interior space. One can learn how to utilize the tape measure tool to produce reference edges. Besides, you will be familiar with the offset and paste/pull tools, copy objects as well as paint surfaces and get supplementary models from the 3D warehouse.
In Part 4 tutorial section you will learn how to develop a hallway table to put emphasis on applying groups and components in SketchUp. Learn how to copy and mirror parts of the table and produce detail and perfectness.
Aaron Bishop develops SpaceMouse Pro and various other 3D mouses. In this sketchup video Aaron shows how to use a 3D mouse to navigate through your model smoothly with least waste. The advantage of applying 3D mouse is to involve both hands in a well-adjusted and supportive work style. One hand is kept engaged with the 3D mouse to place the model or navigate the location whereas your other hand concurrently applies the customary mouse to select, generate or edit.
Walk This Way: 3D mouse facilitates the users to walk through any model conveniently. Choose camera mode to visualize your architectural design efficiently.
3DxSketchUp Toolbar: Easy to use buttons permit the uses to toggle between camera and object mode instantly as well as rapidly arrange and adjust the center of rotation and make navigation easier to rapidly deactivate rolling.
Fast Zoom (Zoom to Cursor): There is Fast Zoom or Zoom to Cursor option and it can be used just by pressing the middle mouse button and shifting your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse cap backward and forward.
This exclusive sketchup video is the part of sketchup skill builder series.
Chris Salomone comes with this useful sketchup tutorial video that shows the detailed processes for designing and creating a Modern Coffee Table. The video explains various iterations of the table as well as adjusting the design.
Egypt Sketchup Community presents another useful sketchup video tutorial demonstrating the functionalities of Curve Scale Chinese Plugin. This sketchup plugin supports Sketchup Pro 2016.
There are various options within this sketchup plugin which range from maximum scale, minimum scale, the minimum ratio of distance, the largest proportion of distance, Curve disturbances (near the far smaller, near little grand), object scalling center (the center of gravity of objects at the bottom center of the component axis), object rotational angle.
This excellent sketchup tutorial will show you the process to bevel & chamfer edges of a RC Motor Wrench Model and make it 3d printable.Sketchup does not contain any in-built fillet or chamfer features.
This sketchup tutorial will be very useful for drawing any irregular shaped object. It is suggested to start your drawing with arc devoid of corners.
The follow me tool in sketchup is also very useful to bevel the edge of any irregular shaped object.
This sketchup video by RubySketch shows how to use PlusSpec for creating structure in 3D modeling. Learn to produce, edit and estimate efficiently with PlusSpec for Sketchup. Special emphasis given on trusses, timber framing, steel and stairs and lintels. This sketchup video is very useful for AEC professionals.
PlusSpec equally serves to Design, Construction and Manufacturing Industries. PlusSpec integrates 3D CAD, Building Information Modelling, Virtual Design & Construction, Estimating, Real Product integration, and Integrated Project Delivery.
The most updated version is PlusSpec 2016 and it contains some improved features like Superior Settings, Imperial Measurements, Innovative Structure, New MEP Tool, New Cutting tools, Highly Effective VDC, Dimension Guides, North Tools, Enhanced Communication & Collaboration, Microsoft Excel Integration.
Egypt Sketchup Community has published this awesome sketchup tutorial that is created with Sketchup Pro 2016. The sketchup tutorial will provide you the different steps to develop a painted panel dome structure with sketchup.
During the design process, some basis sketchup tools like pencil, rotate, move, orbit etc. Besides, Fredo 6 tools are used in this tutorial. This toolset is useful for scale, taper, shear on a plane, stretch, twist, radial bend and rotate in various ways.
This sketchup video tutorial is based on one of the useful plugins of sketchup alias Follow and Rotate. In this sketchup video one can find how to use this sketchup plugin for creating models of various styles of twisted cables.
Follow and Rotate (FAR) plugin is released by Wikii. The plugin works best for some specialized modeling like cables, ropes, spires, steeples, stalagtites/stalagmites, etc.
The youtuber Mufasu CAD offers an exclusive online sketchup tutorial on Sketchup 2016. This sketchup tutorial is specifically designed for beginner’s sketchup users.
The tutorial focuses on how to use Sketchup 2016 for creating a complete 3d house modeling. By undergoing this tutorial, the beginner’s sketchu users can become expert with sketchup 2016 in just 5 hours.
The sketchup users will learn the functionality of various sketchup tools like push pull, tape measure tool, eraser tool, offset tool, line tool, move tool, rotate tool as well as how to create and edit group etc.
Aaron Bishop presents this sketchup tutorial useful for woodworking professionals. The tutorial shows how to use the "Glue to:" and "Cut opening" features for developing a window component. This sketchup tutorial is the part of sketchup skill builder series.
Glue to allows a component to bind to a definite plane. If a component is glued to a surface, it can be moved on that surface by the Move tool.
Cut Opening check box is activated for components “in” a surface to automatically cut an opening in surfaces the component is attached.
• To arrange a gluing plane, choose one of the following options available in the Glue To drop-down list: Any, Horizontal, Vertical, Sloped. Once a gluing plane is selected, the Cut Opening checkbox turns out to be functional, and the Always Face Camera and Shadows Face Sun options turn out to be inactive.
• Activate the Cut Opening checkbox to make your component prepared to cut an opening in a face.
• If you want to detach a glued component out of a specific surface, right-click it and select Unglue from the context menu.