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post #41 of 167 Old 02-28-2009, 09:49 AM
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here is the link
http://download.sketchup.com/downloa...Tutorials.html

Its at minute 1:00 of the "Watch me first" video

I think I saw what he was doing. It was just a new page for each picture, but how do you separate the pieces for each picture? Is that just a lengthy process of moving parts?

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ya if you look at the top of his page as it moves it goes through the different seance. I have never done it before but if you look in all the tool bars at the top. it is in the views tab it is called animation. and all it does is take screen shots basically so you would have to move the parts by hand and take different shots all the way through.
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Cole Question? How can I post a Sketchup drawing from that program skb type file to this site which will not accept that format?I ended up scanning and saving in My Pictures which allowed me to post it here. Gotta be an easier way? Thanks, Bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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at the top of the page click on File. then go down to Export, highlight that then click on 2D Graphic. a window will pop up that says Export 2D Graphic. at the bottom there is a window thing that says "Export Type"
Click on that and select JPEG. Also at the very bottom right of this same window there is a button that says Options. click on that and You can set the pixel sizes in this window. Every pic that you take out in this method from now on will always be that size. Hope this helped.
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at the top of the page click on File. then go down to Export, highlight that then click on 2D Graphic. a window will pop up that says Export 2D Graphic. at the bottom there is a window thing that says "Export Type"
Click on that and select JPEG. Also at the very bottom right of this same window there is a button that says Options. click on that and You can set the pixel sizes in this window. Every pic that you take out in this method from now on will always be that size. Hope this helped.
Keep talkin...LGC KX5 TC... I'm almost with you. This all happens in the sketchup page right? then when I go to manage attachments/browse, where do I look? I'm used to scaning into: My documents/my pictures and looking there, highlighting and boom it loads. then upload. Is the process the same? Thanks bill

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yes everything i described above happens in sketchup. when you bring up the page i talked about that says Export 2D Graphic, look at the very top of this page. you will see a thing that says "save in". when you click on this thing you will see all the different folders of your computer. You will probably notice the folders. You can from here save the file where ever you would like.

Now once you have the file saved into the folder you want you have to put it into this site right...if you look at the "quick reply" box the first thing you have to do is click on the button that says "go advanced". that will bring up another page. if you look above the box that you type in at the top next to the smiley face you will see a paper clip. if you highlight that it will say attachments. click on that and another page will pop up that says manage attachments. at the very top of this box yo will see the section that says "upload file from your computer" with four lines under it. next to those lines you see a button that says "browse" click on it. that will bring up your computer files. just find your file where you saved it and click open. if you did it right it should have put the image location on that empty line it the manage attachments page. you can upload 4 pics at a time, one on each line. once you have the pics you want you have to scroll the page all the way to the right and click on upload. if you did it right you should see the file name below the box where you type in. You can hit "preview post" to see if it worked also.
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Wink Right On, SIR!

Sounds good to me, I'll give it atry. Let you Know. Thanks, bill

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ok man let me know if you have any more ???? and i'll try my best to help.
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Is it live? Or is it Memorex?

SketchUp model rendered with IDX Renditioner. See http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=63 .


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Until then, here is a great resource:

www.aidanchopra.com - Google SketchUp For Dummies
Wow! Finally someone who explains that quirky program in a way you can understand it.

Great site!
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ya have his book on it, and it is great.
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When they first introduced SU, it ran with a web interface to Google. Have they changed that yet? As in does it run strictly on my computer or does it still need to talk back to the web to work? I don't like opening my firewall to much.

Sheesh... 20 years using AutoCAD, now trying to learn Solidworks to get a job... and youse guys are all wanting to use SketchUP.... How many new tricks can one old dog learn?

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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You don't have to be connected to the internet or Google. It is a stand alone application. But it does make it easy to upload/download models from the Google library and Google Earth.

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I've played around with sketchup a bit... I'm a graphic designer and am use to complicated programs, but I just can't get the feel for it yet. I build hand drums and would love to use this to figure out how the drum will look completed before I start cutting wood. Can I make wood staves in this program, and then fit them together to form a drum shell? (pretty much just making a barrel) Seems simple enough, but wow, I'm having some issues with it. It would also be a great way to send a digital proof for the custom drums that get ordered. Is this capable with the program?
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Can someone just learn this for me and then just import your brain into my head......???.

Let me ask this.......how long do you think it would take someone who has never used skecthup before to be able to get good enough to do the following.....I have computer knowledge but ZERO design experience
  • Design a garage workbench that will be attached to the wall
  • Design a kicthen and be able to render it to near photo quality finished product?
Or should i just drink gasoline and forget the whole thing?......LOL
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SketchUp is easy to learn, especially for a beginner. And it is very powerful. I have a beginner's tutorial and an intermediate tutorial which I just started. Both are free. Go to http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup.htm and look at the second and third articles.

Also, for a description of SketchUp's capability got to http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup-overview.htm .

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Tom,
I've had SU for a couple of years now, and I'm still barely an intermediate. But, admittedly, I don't work with it like I should to get good.
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Cole, The Aidan Chopra vids are very good. I recommend them to any one seeking to learn SU. I Use Turbocad V14 and export to DXF or DWG files and open in SU. Then Turbocad will open SKP files. Both have great support.

What files does SU support. I have been using Autocad for more than 10 years and sometimes these other programs can be difficult when you are used to a completely different platform. If I can import DXF or DWG files i can mess around with it and perhaps find some hidden functions.
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You can import .dxf and .dwg. But you will end up with just the model and not the dimensions. Also, I don't know about AutoCAD, but when I export a TurboCAD file to a .dxf or .dwg and then import into SketchUp all of the views I created get destroyed. In short, it imports the model itself quite well, but there is clean up you must perform, though I have done this with more than twenty models and had little problems.

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Whenever you save an AutoCAD drawing as a DXF file it looses any of the solid modeling information and only exports the line work. I've been an AutoCAD user since it was first released and have always found it to be the easiest graphic program for me to use. I've been trying to learn Solid Works and its not been easy.

I've just downloaded SU and my biggest problem so far is trying to figure out how to get things the correct size. AutoCAD = Draw a line to size or edit the line after its drawn. Solid Works + Draw a shape, dimension the shape and the software modifies the size. Sketch Up = Draw a shape and oh....ummmm... I don't know what happens. YET

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