Introduction to Google SketchUp


Author: Aidan Chopra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118077822
Category: Architecture
Page: 554
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The 2nd edition of Chopra's Google SketchUp provides key pedagogical elements, which help prepare readers for the workforce. The content provides real-world and applied material including better PowerPoint presentations and how-to animations. Additional features include updated content to reflect software upgrades and market use; new pedagogy elements and interior design; and more robust resources that will are appropriate for different users of Google Sketch. The book also addresses the similarities between the adapted title, Google SketchUp 8 for Dummies, and Google SketchUp 2. This includes a title that contains the core content and basic software how-to from For Dummies; revised TOC to reflect the course; and new material developed/written by writer and academic advisors/reviewers. This edition goes beyond the basic software use to teach on portions of SketchUp.

Google SketchUp Cookbook

Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques
Author: Bonnie Roskes
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555528
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 2014

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As the first book for intermediate and advanced users of Google SketchUp, this Cookbook goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step tutorials for solving common (and not so common) design problems, with detailed color graphics to guide your way, and discussions that explain additional ways to complete a task. Google SketchUp Cookbook will help you: Use SketchUp more efficiently by taking advantage of components and groups Learn new techniques for using Follow Me, Intersect, and constraints Go beyond simple textures with tools such as texture positioning and Photo Match Create animations and walkthroughs, and explore design scenarios by using layers and scenes Learn how to use styles to customize your presentations Combine SketchUp with the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth Google SketchUp Cookbook is ideal for architects, engineers, interior designers, product designers, woodworkers, and other professionals and hobbyists who want to work more efficiently and achieve true mastery of this amazing tool.

Sketchup Guide to Woodworkers

Advanced Techniques
Author: David Richards
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781631866517
Category:
Page: N.A
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Master the intricate world of 3D modeling with the SketchUp Guide to Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques. This SketchUp Guide is geared for amateur and professional woodworkers with a basic knowledge of the SketchUp computer-based drawing/modeling software, who want to use it for more challenging work. You'll learn to build scaled 3D models of projects--including dimensions, joinery, design features, and more--and produce full-size drawings and templates. Create authentic period details like a Flame Finial using all of SketchUp's tools. Learn how to make realistic-looking models with skills like Creating Uniques Textures, LayOut and more!

Sketchup Success for Woodworkers

Learn the Basics for Quickly and Accurately Creating 3d Designs
Author: David Heim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940611686
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp and be drawing helpful, detailed woodworking plans like a pro in no time at all. An affordable, simple, and powerful 3-D design program, SketchUp can be used to create models and plans for anything a creative mind can imagine, especially simple to elaborate woodworking projects and plans. After many years of using SketchUp, David Heim, an expert woodworker and writer, has developed a simple set of rules for success that will guide you in mastering this potent program. With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp at breakfast and be drawing detailed and useful plans by dinnertime. Easy-to-understand instructions, screen shots, and step-by-step projects make it easy to unleash the valuable benefits of SketchUp to create the models and plans that will transform your woodworking design process and elevate your woodworking output.

Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies


Author: Aidan Chopra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470498095
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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Google SketchUp is the exciting free software package that makes 3D available to everybody. Whether you need to build 3D models for work, or you’ve just always wanted to explore 3D modeling, Google SketchUp was made for you. Still, it does take a bit of understanding to get started, so turn to Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies. In classic For Dummies tradition, Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right away. You’ll learn to: Set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first model Establish a basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing models Model non-boxy objects like terrain, characters, bottles, and spheres Add details like stairs, gutters, and eaves Spruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realism Use the LayOut function to draw with vector tools, add text and callouts, and print your work Design buildings and objects, export your models to other design programs or to Google Earth, and explore 3D animation On the book’s companion Web site, you’ll also find a bonus chapter and videos demonstrating more about what you can do with Google SketchUp. Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies also shows you what SketchUp can and can’t do, and offers tips for solving common problems. Add a new dimension to your work today!

Architectural Design with SketchUp, Enhanced Edition

Component-Based Modeling, Plugins, Rendering, and Scripting
Author: Alexander C. Schreyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118385985
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
View: 401

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“... the book is wonderfully illustrated with full color and descriptive images that complement each tutorial or exercise. Alex’s teaching background really rings through as every item is nicely structured and very informative. Overall Alex’s book is a winner. Well structured, illustrated and most of all easy to read and understand. While the overall theme is based in architecture, the techniques can be applied to any discipline and the wide range of topics covered are excellently delivered.” -Richard O’Brien, CatchUp Editor, the official SketchUcation newsletter The one-stop guide to SketchUp for architects, designers, and builders SketchUp is the tool of choice for architects, interior designers, and construction professionals. Though the basics are simple to understand, getting the most out of it requires deeper instruction and guidance. Architectural Design with Google SketchUp uses easy-to-understand tutorials to describe both common and advanced process, illustrated throughout with full-color renderings. Handy sidebars throughout the book cover fundamentals and background information End-of-chapter exercises help readers master new skills and techniques A robust companion website includes helpful videos, sample files, and plug-ins

SketchUp to LayOut

The essential guide to creating construction documents with SketchUp Pro & LayOut.
Author: Matt Donley
Publisher: MasterSketchUp
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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The SketchUp to LayOut book is the essential guide for woodworkers, carpenters, architects, contractors, builders, and designers who already know the basics on how to use SketchUp, but are looking to create stunning presentations to visualize their ideas with their clients using LayOut. Learn the workflow for creating models specifically for LayOut Before you even begin modeling that first rectangle, you'll need to fully understand which type of model you should be building for LayOut. Don't make the mistake of creating twice the amount of work for yourself because you didn't properly organize your model ahead of time. I'll teach you how to save time and frustration by organizing your model so YOU are in control of how your model viewports look. The entire first half of the book is dedicated to preparing your model for LayOut. From organizational workflow, to scenes and styles. I share with you my 5 point method I use to visualize and prepare every scene I create for LayOut. Not only will you understand exactly what those five points are, you'll learn multiple ways to control them. Using these methods, you will gain complete control over the look of your viewports in LayOut. You will master every aspect of a SketchUp scene and style, to enable you to create impressive presentations and drawings in the least amount of time possible. Is this too advanced for me? This book is designed for construction professionals who don't have any prior experience in LayOut at all. But it's also structured in a way that lets you look up specific tasks or methods without having to read the book cover to cover. I’ll save you all the time and frustration that I went through when I first learned LayOut by quickly orienting you with the workspace, then jumping right in to creating your own titleblock, inserting SketchUp models, and adding dimensions. You should have some basic knowledge on how to use SketchUp. But if you're just starting out, you'll have complete access to my entire library of tutorials and videos for free on my website to bring you up to speed quickly. Every important aspect of LayOut is explained in the book, with step by step instructions for you to follow along. Learn exactly what you need to know and skip over all the little details you don’t need to worry about. The book has been updated for 2014 so you'll even learn about the new Auto-Text tag feature, saving you a ton of time on those redundant text edits. You’ll see REAL examples The sample projects in the book are real projects, not hypothetical meaningless shapes and boxes, so you can see exactly how to apply the concepts you learn in context with the real world. Plus, the SketchUp and LayOut files are included with each book download so you’ll be able to follow along and discover for yourself how to organize a similar project of your own. The sample projects include a woodworking table project, akitchen project, and a three story house project. At the same time, each step by step instruction can be read and followed independently from the project. So if you need to go back and reference a certain part of the book to learn how to do something specific, you'll be able to do that too. Advanced Techniques I’ve consulted with many of the best SketchUp gurus in the world! I’ve hung out with Nick Sonder at the SketchUp basecamp conference. I’ve interviewed Aidan Chopra, SketchUp evangelist and author of “Google SketchUp for Dummies”, Eric Schimelpfenig from SketchThis.net, and Alexander Schreyer, author of “Architectural Design with SketchUp”. I’ve also consulted with Mike Brightman, author of “The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture”, Daniel Tal, author of “Rendering In SketchUp”, and many other great SketchUp experts.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery


Author: Gary Rogowski
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561584010
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 390
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Filled with an abundance of step-by-step color photos, an authoritative resource for making every practical woodworking joint features visual maps, in-depth visual content, tips, and techniques for all skill levels.

Design Your Own Furniture


Author: Jim Stack
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781558706132
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
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Offers instructions on how to design wood furniture, discussing design elements, how to create drawings and materials lists, sizing, and small shop considerations; and includes photographs of various styles of beds, dressers, sideboards and hutches, bookcases and media centers, tables, chairs, stools and rockers, cabinets, and desks.

SketchUp For Dummies


Author: Aidan Chopra,Rebecca Huehls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119336228
Category: Computers
Page: 480
View: 819

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Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking


Author: Lonnie Bird,Jeff Jewitt,Gary Rogowski,Thomas Lie-Nielsen,Andy Rae
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561587699
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 311
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The latest edition in a series of woodworking reference books provides comprehensive coverage of woodworking fundamentals, including 1,200 easy-to-follow photographs and drawings. 12,500 first printing.

Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers

The Basics
Author: David Richards
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781621134282
Category: House & Home
Page: N.A
View: 4804

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"Whatever your skill level, this concise introduction to SketchUp gets you up to speed fast. Learn how to set up the program, use drawing tools, navigate in a 3-D space, sketch, refine drawings, and create shop-ready plans. Already know a little? This easy-to-skim video lets you focus on what's new to you. Includes: sample project, tips, shortcuts, cheat sheet, and digital plan."--Container insert.

Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple


Author: Gregory Paolini
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600853005
Category: Architecture
Page: 122
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"Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple" demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. Includes a companion DVD with step-by-step video tutorials.

Learning Sketchup

A 3d Modeling Guide for Beginners
Author: Allan Hanson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546662129
Category:
Page: 50
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This book is a guide for you on how to do 3D modeling with SketchUp. It begins by guiding you on how to get started with SketchUp by setting up the environment. The basic tools provided by SketchUp are then explored. You will learn how to achieve some tasks by use of the tools provided by the SketchUp. The process of controlling movement in SketchUp is explored. The book guides on how you can use SketchUp so as to draw a bowl. You will learn how to do this from the initial steps to the final steps of having your bowl readily drawn. You will also learn how you can use the skills or tools you have used to draw a bowl for drawing a dome or a sphere. Further, you will learn how to draw a pyramid after you have read this book. A polyhedron is also a common shape. This book guides you on how to draw model one in SketchUp. The book guides you on how to model a building from the footprint by use of SketchUp. You are also guided on how to model a vase and a table in SketchUp. Edges are also explored in detail. The following topics are discussed in this book: - Getting Started - Basic Tools - Movement Controls - How to Draw a Bowl, Sphere, or Dome - How to Draw a Pyramid - How to Create a Polyhedron - How to Model a Building from the Footprint - Drawing a Table - Drawing a Vase - Edges in SketchUp

Designing Kitchens with Sketchup


Author: Adriana Granados,Mateo Gaitan-Granados,Michael Dugas,Jo Dawson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781470019396
Category: Architecture
Page: 222
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Many kitchen designers have used for years specialized software to make designs fairly quickly. The main benefit of this type of software is its catalogue of kitchen cabinets, as well as the instant pricing information. However, SketchUp is a very powerful tool to perform this type of task taking into account the vast library collections that can be found in the 3D Warehouse, the low money investment in software needed, and versatility of designs and materials available to apply on surfaces. In this book you will learn how to drag and drop cabinets that are different sizes, selecting the door style and finishes, and how to create new components in blink of an eye. You will also learn other topics as how to create your own parametric components capable to change size, material and dimensions or create a fast design using pictures or images. If you wonder how you can choose certain items a cabinets company offers, and how will you get the detail of the door style and color to be what you want, you will find those answers in this book. Tiles, backsplashes, countertops and a quick exploration adding lighting effects to designs with freeware and shareware alternatives will complete your knowledge to succeed in your daily professional life.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking


Author: Andy Rae,Lonnie Bird,Gary Rogowski,Robert J Settich,Thomas Lie-Nielsen,Jeff Jewitt,Sandor Nagyszalanczy,Richard Raffan
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853593
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 3000
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Now available on CD-ROM -- the ultimate woodworking reference. The Complete Illustrated Guides book series has long been the standard for trusted information and in-depth coverage of woodworking techniques. Now, The Complete Illustrated Guide CD-ROM brings you 10 essential titles from this landmark series on a single compact disc. The finest expertise at your fingertips. Finally, you can enjoy easy access to the wealth of material in all ten titles: Over 3,000 pages of information from top authorities. More than 8,000 photos that amply illustrate step-by-step instructions. Everything that makes these books so sought after can now be yours -- along with more convenient benefits. Handy search features. It takes only seconds to find whatever you need. You can quickly search by topic, author, or keyword to pinpoint exact information. Or simply browse all ten books at your leisure. Excellent Value. This handy CD-ROM format offers many time- and space-saving benefits. More importantly, it allows you to own all 10 books that constitute the heart of this distinguished series at a very attractive price. Learn the essentials from hands-on experts: Furniture and Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae Joinery by Gary Rogowski Shaping Wood by Lonnie Bird Finishing by Jeff Jewitt Working with Wood by Andy Rae Turning by Richard Raffan Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen Using Woodworking Tools by Lonnie Bird Jigs & Fixtures by Sandor Nagyszalanczy Choosing and Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich

Drafting And Design For Woodworkers

A Practical Guide To Traditional And Digital Methods
Author: Robert W Lang
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781558708358
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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Draw Before You Saw &break;&break;Before you start cutting wood, you need a plan. With this fully illustrated guide to the design and drafting process you'll learn how to draw multiple views of your project so every detail gets worked out before you make the first cut. &break;&break;Whether you're using Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs or free software such as Google SketchUp, this book will walk you through the basics and help you choose the best software to meet your needs. You'll be drawing in 3D in no time! &break;&break;From putting your ideas and designs on paper or the screen to developing your designs into a project you can build, Drafting and Design for Woodworkers is your trusted guide to the design process and putting your drawings to work.

Understanding Wood

A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
Author: R. Bruce Hoadley
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561583584
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 280
View: 6688

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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this craftsman's classic instructs readers in the art of cutting, seasoning, machining, joining, and bending wood.

Beginning Google Sketchup for 3D Printing


Author: Sandeep Singh
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430233621
Category: Computers
Page: 328
View: 2373

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The age of 3D printing and personal fabrication is upon us! You've probably heard of the incredibly sophisticated, yet inexpensive 3D printers that can produce almost any creation you give them. But how do you become part of that revolution? Sandeep Singh takes you through the skills you need to learn and the services and technologies you need to know—explaining what 3D printing is, how it works, and what it can do for you. You'll find yourself rapidly prototyping and learning to produce complex designs that can be fabricated by online 3D printing services or privately-owned 3D printers—in your hands in no time. Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing starts by explaining how to use SketchUp and its plug-ins to make your design products. You will learn how to present and animate 3D models, and how to use Google Earth and 3D Warehouse to sell and market your 3D models. You'll also catch a glimpse of the 3D printing's future so you can plan ahead while mastering today's tools. Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing is the perfect book for 3D designers, hobbyists, woodworkers, craftspeople, and artists interested in the following: Designing in 3D using SketchUp Using the online 3D printing pipeline Animating SketchUp 3D models Becoming familiar with rapid prototyping technology Navigating new 3D and personal fabrication technologies Working with Google Earth and 3D Warehouse with confidence Welcome to the era of 3D printing and personal fabrication!