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  1. Free chart of Sketchup keyboard shortcuts. Windows operating system- Mac is available. From Matt Donley's Master Sketchup- https://mastersketchup.com/ https://mastersketchup.com/resources/?utm_source=MasterSketchUp+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c46e4b0561-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_22_12_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e77c932ed7-c46e4b0561-101603433&mc_cid=c46e4b0561&mc_eid=669fe8a582#downloads
  2. I try to use Sketchup for designing my flat work; I know it's often faster to use paper and pencil. But, what I like about Sketchup is the ability to create a cutlist from the "Cutlist" extension. That way I can get a more accurate idea of the amount of materials necessary for the project, but the last couple of projects designs left me scratching my head as to why the cutlist didn't show what I thought the correct layout should be. A few of our oldest deck pieces had finally given up the ghost. Using their design, this is a leg I needed to create new tables that looked like the old ones- The dimensions of the leg were 2.5"w x 1.5"t x approx 14" L. The cutlist, however indicated I would need this to make one leg! Notice the blue "bounding box" Sketchup placed around the leg. The leg is diagonal. The blue box surrounds the entire "area". Cutlist interpret the material size as the entire blue bounding box. I knew I was doing something wrong so, knowing "Google is my friend", I went searching for the answer. What I discovered was that the "axis" of the part needed changed so that Sketchup and Cutlist both looked at the part and its' orientation. The Sketchup leg after changing the axis. Notice the blue bounding box is only selecting the actual piece. The cutlist diagram is also now correct. Much better! Sketchup provides a native tool for making these "adjustments". Rather than trying to describe the process, here is a video from Joe Zeh ( http://www.srww.com/ ) at Swamp Road Wood Works. Mr. Zeh is a great source for Sketchup information. I love Sketchup!
  3. Looks like Sketchup is going the way of so many software packages- https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-professional Software as a Service seems to be the thing of the future and in this case it really sucks! Download Sketchup Make 2017 while it is still free.- https://help.sketchup.com/en/downloading-older-versions
  4. Sketchup (Trimble) has posted a new learning site composed of individual lessons that progress thru the Sketchup fundamentals. Currently the lessons cover the basic tools and Sketchup operations. There are also lessons on Rendering and using the Trimble Sketchup addition of Layout. A Trimble account is required. The account sign-up is free.
  5. Sketchup (Trimble) has posted a new learning site composed of individual lessons that progress thru the Sketchup fundamentals. Currently the lessons cover the basic tools and Sketchup operations. There are also lessons on Rendering and using the Trimble Sketchup addition of Layout. https://learn.sketchup.com/
  6. lew

    Sketchup Resources

    Multiple Sketchup resources, videos, tutorials
  7. Sketchup tutorials broken down to show the use of most of the Sketchup Tools and Functions. Videos are not very long. Author speaks plainly and demonstrates what he is talking about. YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thesketchupessentials?sub_confirmation=1 Website http://www.thesketchupessentials.com/
  8. Well made videos showing various aspects of Sketchup and how to use them
  9. A blog written by Jeff Branch to help the reader learn to use Sketchup for furniture design. https://jeffbranchww.com/2018/07/08/designing-furniture-in-sketchup/
  10. Jeff Branch has posted a nice tutorial on creating realistic textures for Sketchup drawings. this is done without the use of additional rendering software. You can read it at- https://blog.sketchup.com/article/finding-making-and-using-incredible-sketchup-textures?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWkdZeE5qWTNaR0ptT0ROayIsInQiOiIwR1c3cWtGV2JtNWZBbzl0bGEwQVBsaHhPdFwvTGZcL3UzMkZLdFhIY1VRamVTdndvSElicFdvdHpVUzBGUXoyaFhwdjdkemNWcjd5UDBaelBjODBMVXo3dHc1c292NEd6MXdZazhFZGtRMTFzaEhxbHh2MnBNREJxc2VoNzFsN09uIn0%3D
  11. Free sketchup plans for an Old World Dining Table from Jeff Branch- https://jeffbranchww.com/2018/02/25/free-woodworking-plan-old-world-dining-table/
  12. A long time friend asked if I could build some cabinets for his daughter. Her house was one of the many that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. We went to look at the house this past Sunday. Every house in the neighborhood had debris piled up on the sidewalk. As I think back, I realize now they were actually pretty lucky. Water did get in the house but would recede after the heavy rainfall would let up. Then it would rain again...and again... As it turns out, his daughter wants to remodel the kitchen with an entirely different lay out. I think this caught Chuck by surprise. He had already told me he would be paying for the cabinets. So, to keep this story short, I took notes and measurements of the existing layout, but dang it, I forgot to take pictures. Oh well. She wants to demo the pantry and relocate the fridge in that spot. Build a new pantry where the fridge sits now. It juts out into the walk through, and she is not a petite person. All bottom cabinets would have drawers instead of doors, and that I agree with wholeheartedly. With cabinets demoed, the new ones would go to the ceiling after the fir down is removed. And she wants a white kitchen. UGH! Oh, I forgot. Then end cabinet on the stove side would be a trash can pullout. Before going into any great detail and creating a job quote, I decided to draw up what she is asking for. I sent the drawings to her last night. I also asked if they knew anyone that could do the demo and frame up the new pantry and close in the old one after a wall is taken down....relocate the electrical and water supply for the fridge and tape float the drywall. I would rather just stick to building cabinets. For a small kitchen, this would greatly increase her usable space. A new cabinet above the fridge would provide good storage for the big gumbo pot! That is where our pot resides. And on the sink side, the upper cabinet on the left can be widened (as indicated) because there is blank wall space that was never used. And no breakfast bar. The pony wall is there just no bar top. Chuck said he was going to put new granite counter tops on the cabinets, so that would be a nice touch. The current rang and vent hood are circa 1979 harvest gold! I guess it is wait and see for now. Mike Note: The Sketchup drawings show the new layout. I didn't bother with drawing a cabinet over the window or the vent hood, but they would be there.
  13. Free from Jeff Branch https://jeffbranchww.com/2017/02/15/free-woodworking-plan-the-jackson-dresser/
  14. Jeff Branch just posted a free Sketchup plan for a kitchen cupboard- https://jeffbranchww.com/2017/08/01/free-woodworking-plan-build-a-modern-kitchen-cupboard/
  15. The original video for this post was removed from YouTube. This video is similar- showing keyboard shortcuts to Sketchup tools-
  16. A short video (and PDF) by Robert Lang that explains some of the navigation techniques used in sketchup. http://readwatchdo.com/2015/05/the-first-thing-to-learn-about-sketchup-navigation/
  17. Sketchup has added a method of getting materials for a model. Materials can now be downloaded rom online models at the 3D Warehouse.
  18. Sketchup tape measure tool explained with examples and little know secrets.
  19. Want to try sketchup but don't want to download the program? Trimble now offers "My-Sketchup". A web based version of Sketchup. Try it at- http://www.sketchup.com/products/my-sketchup
  20. lew

    My.Sketchup

    Use Sketchup online without a download. Has almost all of the tools available in both Sketchup Pro and Sketchup Make. Free to use. For additional online space, tutorials and materials, sign up for a free Trimble account (makers of Sketchup) at- http://connect.trimble.com/
  21. If you use Sketchup, exploded views can help understand how things go together. Jeff Branch has put together a nice little article on this- https://jeffbranchww.com/2017/05/13/making-an-exploded-view-using-sketchup/
  22. Latest newsletter from Joe Zeh on Sketchup. Lots of questions answered and some great tips on plugins/scripts. Chiefwoodworker's Newsletter 4-29-2017 (2).pdf
  23. This was a fun thing to do.... I drew this up in Sketchup and isolated each piece and transported a *.jpg rendering of the piece..... and then took a similar picture of the actual.... The sketchup drawings are the ones with the blue background.... 2nd in the sequence.
  24. I really like Sketchup but I consider myself a newbie when it comes to doing a lot of stuff. Here's a list of plug-ins that can be added to Sketchup to make some tasks easier. Plug-ins are readily available from from the Sketchup Plugin Warehouse as well Sketchucation web sites. This list is a compilation/links of many of those. http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugins_list_az.php
  25. Jeff Branch is offering his Jackson Dresser Sketchup plans for free. His web site is at- https://jeffbranchww.com/2017/02/15/free-woodworking-plan-the-jackson-dresser/ The plans are here- https://jeffbranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jackson-dresser-021417.pdf The Sketchup model is here- https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=8e046a08-6bb5-48c7-9ec5-ca69dcdc8ad6
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