How To Create StandUp Desk Plans in Sketchup

In this awesome video Ron Paulk has produced some great standup desk plans using sketchup.

You can also buy the readymade plans from The Paulk Homes Store The plans are pdf, so they can be viewed on any computer with a pdf viewer. No CAD or Modeling software necessary.

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TIMMS Site Viewer for sketchup

Trimble Applanix has developed TIMMS Site Viewer for sketchup. This sketchup extension only supports sketchup 2015 and it is used to produce, annotate, publish sites having buildings and structures model generated with data that is mapped with TIMMS (Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution).

This sketchup extension can import building models , annotate them with text or links, tag rooms for locating them easily, allot the equivalent panoramic images to them, then publish the complete site online that can be seen with the TIMMS Site Viewer smartphone or web application.

Link for download TIMMS Site Viewer

TIMMS Site Viewer for sketchup
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An exclusive one to one online sketchup workshop

An online sketchup training course is available for all the sketchup professionals. The course is specifically intended for Interior Designers, Interior Design students, newbie 3d modelers, kitchen designers, bathroom designers, shop planner, suitable wardrobe specialists etc.

The will continue for 1 month and it is divided into 4 sessions, 2.5 hours every week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). In this workshop, the training will be given for ‘one to one’. The seats are limited for 5 students in every month.

Eligibilities for participating in this course:

• Well versed Mac or PC computer operating system

• Accessibility to a computer to practice and communicate

• Possess a Skype account or FaceTime on your computer to make connection on screen.

• Download SketchUp Make or SketchUp Pro from SketchUp.

Generating Massing Models: Learn developing a massing model of a proposed development instantly.

Site Analysis: Learn applying SketchUp’s geolocation functions to evaluate any model as well as how to implement shade and shadow analysis.

Topics covered:

• All the basics knowledge with sketchup, drawing in 2D/3D, navigating around, measuring and exactness, move, rotate, copy, push & pull.~

• Genarating and dealing with groups and components, modeling workflow, applying styles and scenes, arranging models.

• Interior and exterior modeling, importing files from other programs .dwg, .3ds, 3D Warehouse.

• Learn to optimize your processes as well as accelerate your work, save your significant time while organizing model, introduction to Plugins and how to utilize them.

• Learn to export views as images or movies as well as present your 3D model on iPad, Computer, TV Screen or printed paper.

• Learn to manage working models, files, workspace templates for using later on.

• Learn to deal with large and complex models.

• Learn to resolve most common and laborious errors.

• How to bring more benefits with customized styles, textures, shadows to have superior models.

• How to walk around with the photo realistic images and artistic transformations of any model.

• Learn to edit exported JPG photos and movies of your model to be used in other programs or for presentation.

• How to integrate 3D images (produced through computer) with your architectural drawing skills on paper.

• How to get more benefits with your 3D visualization on smartphones, tablets and social media.

• Learn to apply SketchUp’s LayOut for your presentation.

• How to simplify processes in daily life in an Interior Design studio.

online sketchup workshop
 

Book your seat online www.sketchup3d.net

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How to use SubD sketchup extension for spline modeling

In this sketchup video, one will be familiar with the functionalities of SubD sketchup plugin as well as various methods to perform spline modeling with sketchup. This video is recorded on an ornamental chair modeling with Sketchup Pro 2016.

Thomas Thomassen develops SubD for sketchup. SubD is a parametric quad-based subdivision extension for SketchUp that can make quad-based workflows superior.

This sketchup extension contains free tools like QuadFace Tools to generate meshes with quad-topology as well as subdivide and crinkle with SUbD.

Download a 30-days trial version evilsoftwareempire.com

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Effectiveness of Always Face Camera in Sketchup

Sketchup Team has presented this sketchup video that evaluates the always face camera option useful for developing any component. Always Face Camera facilitates the users to produce their own scale figures and enhance the work quality through rendering a 2D form of the component.

SketchUp consists of various 2D people components and these illustrate 2D forms which always face the camera. This sketchup tutorial is the part of sketchup skill builder series.

Go through the reference article alias how to create a basic component help.sketchup.com

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How to configure various v-ray materials

This sketchup vray tutorial explores the BRDF option. It is a term applicable for the layer of V-ray for sketchup. In reality, it is the V-ray material.

In this tutorial you will be familiar with how to configure the separate layers (materials) like Diffuse , Reflection , Refraction and Emissive.

Download V-ray for Sketchup vray.com

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Import DXF text as label v1.0 – The newest sketchup extension

TommyK, the renowned Plugin Store Author, has developed Import DXF text as label v1.0. This sketchup extension is utilized to import DXF Text into SketchUp and transform them into text labels. This sketchup extension can only work with DXF text and does not support binary, DWG files.

The users can visit Menu > File > Import DXF Text Label. Choose the DXF file [text-type] from the first dialog. Choose the DXF’s Units in next dialog. Development is described in the Ruby Console.

Link for download sketchucation.com/pluginstore

Import DXF text as label

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SketchUp 2016 for Planners: Site Planning – An exclusive sketchup course by Jaymes Dunsmore

Jaymes Dunsmore, a renowned a planner and urban designer, is conducting a training program on site planning with sketchup 2016. In this course, you will learn how to design the model of a project site as well as develop a massing model and produce simple 3D visualizations of planning projects. The course offers intermediary SketchUp skills which include the geo location functions of sketchup. Besides, one will come to know how to generate more complicated models of planned projects or developments. The course also explains how to make and export video walk-throughs of SketchUp models.

This sketchup course covers the following topics :-

Geolocation: Be familiar with geolocating your model with Google Earth as well as importing terrain and aerial imagery of your project site.

Modeling Terrain: Gather knowledge on how to produce and rectify terrain and organic shapes in SketchUp with the Sandbox tools.

Generating Massing Models: Learn developing a massing model of a proposed development instantly.

Site Analysis: Learn applying SketchUp‘s geolocation functions to evaluate any model as well as how to implement shade and shadow analysis.

Viewing Your Model: Learn to import trees, furniture, and other elements into the model and view your model in Google Earth.

Animation: Learn to produce video animations of the model.

To get more updates, visit courses.planetizen.com

SketchUp 2016 for Planners: Site Planning
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Sketchup Team presents part 3 and part 4 of their exclusive getting started video series

These sketchup videos are the part 3 & part 4 of sketchup getting started video series. These videos will guide you to the basic features of sketchup.

V-Ray for SketchUp ‘s Material Editor contains three sections:

The part 3 tutorial video is based on designing an interior space. One can learn how to utilize the tape measure tool to produce reference edges. Besides, you will be familiar with the offset and paste/pull tools, copy objects as well as paint surfaces and get supplementary models from the 3D warehouse.

In Part 4 tutorial section you will learn how to develop a hallway table to put emphasis on applying groups and components in SketchUp. Learn how to copy and mirror parts of the table and produce detail and perfectness.

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How to use 3D mouse to navigate through your model easily

Aaron Bishop develops SpaceMouse Pro and various other 3D mouses. In this sketchup video Aaron shows how to use a 3D mouse to navigate through your model smoothly with least waste. The advantage of applying 3D mouse is to involve both hands in a well-adjusted and supportive work style. One hand is kept engaged with the 3D mouse to place the model or navigate the location whereas your other hand concurrently applies the customary mouse to select, generate or edit.

Walk This Way: 3D mouse facilitates the users to walk through any model conveniently. Choose camera mode to visualize your architectural design efficiently.

3DxSketchUp Toolbar: Easy to use buttons permit the uses to toggle between camera and object mode instantly as well as rapidly arrange and adjust the center of rotation and make navigation easier to rapidly deactivate rolling.

Fast Zoom (Zoom to Cursor): There is Fast Zoom or Zoom to Cursor option and it can be used just by pressing the middle mouse button and shifting your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse cap backward and forward.

This exclusive sketchup video is the part of sketchup skill builder series.

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