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Free Beginner's SketchUp Tutorial Video Series

I am posting an eight part Beginner's SketchUp Tutorial video series on my blog. Each installment is approximately 40 minutes long. They are free, can be streamed from my blog site ( http://www.srww.com/blog ), web site ( http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup.htm ) or downloaded to your system for viewing. Four of the videos are posted and the remaining will be out over the next month. A bedside table is the vehicle used for the tutorial. The course take you entirely through the modeling, dimensioning and texturing of the table. When you are done you have a set of shop drawings. You can download a finished set of SketchUp drawings for this table at http://www.srww.com/sketchup-furniture-plans.htm. Scroll down to Tables and look for Bedside Table under it. The plans are available in .skp native SketchUp format or .pdf. Check it out.

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I'll check into that,thanks. I'm from the old school, drafting board, t-squares, and triangles. Drew my first house elevations in Jr. High, having trouble wrapping my head around all this computer drawing.

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I started out the same way. Still have my Dietzgen drawing instruments. Every now and then I long for drawing a piece of furniture with a drawing board and T-square. Those were the days!

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I'll check into that,thanks. I'm from the old school, drafting board, t-squares, and triangles. Drew my first house elevations in Jr. High, having trouble wrapping my head around all this computer drawing.
Sometimes I'm glad that being a woodworker, I have tools. The hammer in particular seems to keep this computer under control.

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I'll be looking into that,thanks. Sadly.I'm totally lost with most simple computer work--No moving parts!
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I'll be checking into this also, I've downloaded sketchup and made some drawings but never get a good result. Thanks for posting!
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Help with download

I believe I followed the instructions for the download. However, the vedio starts streaming and never gives me the option to download the vedio. I want to download it to my computer and load it on an ipad. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi Tom,

The problem is that you have a file association set up on your computer. Every time you try to download an .mp4 file the association instructs the computer to stream it. You can do one of three things:
1. Remove the file association and then download
2. Get a free down loader program from the internet. Do a little homework and get one that does not come with viruses and adware.
3. Wait a few hours and I will try to make them available for download as .zip files and providing you have WinZip on your computer you will be able to extract them.

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Hi Again Tom,

My website host provider will not allow me to upload zip files (or any files) over 5 MB. This seems silly and maybe good reason to change providers. You are going to have to use options 1 or 2 in my previous message.

You can find good download managers free. Start by going to this site and searching for one you want. On the left side choose the platform that suits you.

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0...oads&tag=ltcol

I have used Free Download Manager on my Windows 7 platform. It works well with Internet Explorer. Make sure the one you choose works well with your browser. Hope this helps.

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You can just right click on the link and choose "save link as" in Firefox. You can do the same thing in IE but I don't remember the wording of the command is.

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You can just right click on the link and choose "save link as" in Firefox. You can do the same thing in IE but I don't remember the wording of the command is.
Tim, I've been a Firefox user for years and didn't know that. Thanks for that.

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Thanks for the help guys. I've got the 1st vedio downloaded. All I had to do was right click and use the "save as" in the drop down box. I am still using IE so it works just like foxfire. Again, thanks for the help as I really want to start using sketchup.
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Thanks so much... after just one lesson I have been able to do sooooo much more!
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Thanks so much... after just one lesson I have been able to do sooooo much more!
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Thank you and good for you that you have decided to tackle SketchUp. I think after you complete the series you will feel comfortable working on your own and designing your own furniture. If I can help contact me at [email protected]. I'll answer all questions as soon as I can.

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what player are you guys using? I have tried this and just can not get the videos to download and play. after seeing this topic, I was able to download the files, I was right clicking (in firefox) and save link as. however they downloaded as .mp4 files that were only 1.92kb big. what am I doing wrong?
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what player are you guys using? I have tried this and just can not get the videos to download and play. after seeing this topic, I was able to download the files, I was right clicking (in firefox) and save link as. however they downloaded as .mp4 files that were only 1.92kb big. what am I doing wrong?
Tito, why are you right clicking. Left click on a link and Firefox will open a dialog box and ask if you want to open the file or save it. I suggest saving it (note where it is saved). Then you can double click on the file to play it. Microsoft's media player plays it if you have an mp4 codec (and you should).

Of course this assumes you are on a PC platform. If you are on a MAC someone else will have to help you. I am not familiar and don't have access to a MAC.

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Thanks for taking the time to make these videos. I have watched all of the beginner videos and have a much better grasp of Sketchup then I did before. Getting ready to start on the intermediate when I have a chance.
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Rock,

You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the Intermediate series too.

Could you do me a favor? Go to http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=1555 and let me know your opinion. Thanks again.

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ok so when I left mouse click it opens up a new tab in firefox. I am running an xp machine. I assume I have a file assioation turned on but where do I find it to turn it off?
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ok so when I left mouse click it opens up a new tab in firefox. I am running an xp machine. I assume I have a file assioation turned on but where do I find it to turn it off?
tito5,

Sorry, I may have mislead you. Since you are on a PC running a Windows OS and Firefox try this:

right click on the link below and choose Save Link As. When Explorer opens choose a destination folder and select Save.

http://blip.tv/file/get/Chiefwoodwor...lPart5B796.mp4

If that works use the same technique on the rest of the tutorials. If it doesn't work email me at [email protected] and I will help you get it working.

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