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  1. Design & Plans
    I am getting started in this stuff and see a fair amount about Sketchup. I looked at the program for about 3 minutes awhile back and didn't find it clicking with me. It's not like I'm going to use a drawing program very often and should use something simple. I wonder if there are alternatives...
  2. Design & Plans
    I have not been working in the shop because I just moved, so I have been pretty busy and haven't really had a shop to work in. Well now that I am settled in, this summer I plan on making a dining table made of all walnut. I created the plan in sketchup, so it should be fairly simple to show...
  3. SketchUp Help Forum
    I'm building a chalkboard for my wife, which will be half-lap corners. 1/2" wide by 3/8" deep rabbet in a 3" wide walnut frame. Planning on using 1/4 melamine which I will paint with chalkboard paint. What is the best method for holding the chalkboard in place?
  4. Design & Plans
    This is my first sketchup model and I want some opinion if it is over engineered or not enough etc. I am really new to woodworking but trying to learn as much as I can. This is a table I want to make to put outside on our new patio. The legs are 4x4 and all other are 2x4. The table is...
  5. SketchUp Help Forum
    SketchUp allows you to geotag your model and display the shadows produced by the sun. However, impossible to simulate artificial lighting. It must pass through an engine internal or external rendering. For external rendering engines, there Kerkythea, free and efficient. Here's a way to quickly...
  6. Design & Plans
    Hi, I am looking for someone to critique my design for a kitchen island. I am fairly new to woodworking and was trying to create something that would be simple to build. I attached a zip file with the SketchUp drawing so hopefully someone can provide feedback and advice on this before i get...
  7. SketchUp Help Forum
    The renowned trainer David Day from Odd School will conduct an exclusive training session focusing on Sketchup for Production. The workshop will be held on 17 to March 21 from 19h to 23h and entries are open for the Workshop. In this workshop the attendees can learn how to model and analysis...
  8. SketchUp Help Forum
    Sketchup 2013 was just recently announced! I put together a post that has everything you need to know about Sketchup 2013. It has information on all the new upgrades, pricing, and also takes a look at the new license agreement. Something you'll want to take a look at if you currently use the...
  9. Design & Plans
    I am building a display case for a friends collection of ball caps. I drew up my first drawing in SketchUp and just want to know if anyone has any comments or suggestions in the design. I found out this evening that he would like to have a glass door(s) on the front. I made the face frame...
  10. SketchUp Help Forum
    So I am somewhat new to sketchup and was wondering if there is any way to "print to scale"? Basicaly what i want is to print a template with the same dimensions as in the program, so i can use that for scroll sawing etc. Is there a way to do this? Or do I need a different program?
  11. SketchUp Help Forum
    I really enjoy helping out people on this forum. If anybody's got a question about Sketchup, let it be known that I check this forum a few times a week for new topics. I'd love to know what people are struggling with in Sketchup. I don't mind posting some screen shots with a step by step...
  12. SketchUp Help Forum
    I have been noticing a real split between how people feel about Sketchup. It's either people love it, or they hate it. I'm trying to figure out why. It seems like there are some people that just can't get past the basic concepts of Sketchup, so they get frustrated and give up on it. What do you...
  13. Design & Plans
    I just read about a BIM company called Trimble that is purchasing Google's SketchUp. They say they are keeping the free option, but adding some of their features to it, and want to compete with AutoCAD. Does anyone use SketchUp? If so, what do you think about it being acquired by Trimble?
  14. SketchUp Help Forum
    That's right! Google is under contract to transfer ownership of Sketchup to Trimble, a technology company. There are a lot of rumors flying around, but it looks like a lot of the personnel on the Sketchup team has accepted offers from Trimble to leave Google and go work for them. Trimble...
  15. Design & Plans
    I just released a new SketchUp tool that draws a dovetailed drawer side for either a traditional or contemporary drawer, or a tail board. A traditional drawer is one where the bottom is generally made of hardwood and is allowed to expand/contract below and past the drawer back. A contemporary...
  16. Design & Plans
    This is my first time attempting to build anything from scratch. First time using Sketchup too (lots of :furious::censored: involved for the first couple of hours), so I could really use some help. I'd like to build a nice looking desk for my girlfriend by the end of the year. She thinks its...
  17. Design & Plans
    Has anyone ever built a home bar for themselves, a friend, or a client? I have been asked to build a small bar for a friend's apartment. My original idea is to build the carcass out of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood, trim out the front and sides with oak/select pine (customer's choice) and band the...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    Finally, I posted the first installment in my new tutorial series: An Intermediate SketchUp Tutorial–Part 1 The Video Version This part starts with the basic Circle tool, but demonstrates some techniques and tricky behavior that needs to be handled in more complex pieces. Each installment...
  19. Design & Plans
    First post on these boards! I do spend a little time over on DIYChatroom. This is my first attempt at using SketchUp, and this will be my first attempt at making furniture. I've used dimensionally correct lumber in this, and most of it is either 3/4 or 1/2 plywood. The trim pieces will be...
  20. SketchUp Help Forum
    I thought I would start a thread for sharing tips about using SU. Recently I was thinking how great it would be if SU had a zoom function similar to my TurboCad program because I had used TC so much that I kept trying to use the sekes when using SU. Of course it didn't work because...I hadn't...
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