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September 2016

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project

Author : Rajib Dey

Google SketchUp is a great tool to fulfill all your modeling requirements. Components and groups are most significant parts of sketchup to develop models.

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August 2016

RoundCorner Version 3.1 for Sketchup

RoundCorner Version 3.1 for Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

RoundCorner[/color] makes the edges and corners of 3D shapes round along a 2D profile, in 3 different modes like Round corners, Sharp corners and Bevel.

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July 2016

Click-Window 3D - An intuitive, flexible and productive windows design tool

Click-Window 3D - An intuitive, flexible and productive windows design tool

Author : Rajib Dey

Click-Window 3D is just launched for sketchup users. It is a useful extension for sketchup that is applied to generate any windows in 3D with some simple mouse clicks.

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SketchFX Pro is an exclusive visualization tool for sketchup

SketchFX Pro is an exclusive visualization tool for sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

FluidInteractive, a leading software developer company, has launched SketchFX Pro for sketchup users. This exclusive sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016.

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Dibac For SketchUp

How to create doors, windows, stairs efficiently by applying Dibac For SketchUp

Author : Rajib Dey

This sketchup tutorial shows the demonstration of Dibac For sketchup plugin as well as how to create doors, windows and stairs efficiently with this sketchup plugin.

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June 2016

Working with solids for 3D printing

Working with solids for 3D printing

Author : Belén Fernández Franca

I'll tell you about some design tricks with SketchUp for 3D printing. You have to aware that it is not the same to model for rendering, than to model for 3D printing.

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Shapeways & Gravity Sketch

“Spin It to Win It” – An exclusive 3d modeling & 3d printing contest by Shapeways & Gravity Sketch

Author : Rajib Dey

Gravity Sketch, located in London, has introduced a smartphone and table based 3D sketching app. There are a slew of powerful brushes which can be used to coherently produce 3D lines, shapes, and uniform models with a single click.

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Cadman Report Tools For Sketchup

Cadman Report Tools For Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

Cadman develops another useful sketchup extension that is called Cadman Report Tools. This sketchup extension supports sketchup 2015 and sketchup 2016.

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How To Render Additional Lighting Passes Using The VrayLightSelect

How To Render Additional Lighting Passes Using The VrayLightSelect

Author : Ismail Rebbane

Working with Multiple passes opens new possibilities for perpetual ∞ creative solutions. In this Video, You’ll learn one of these solutions that saved my day once...

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3D Warehouse Tools for Sketchup

3D Warehouse Tools for Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

Cadman develops 3D Warehouse Tools for sketchup. This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016.

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May 2016

Skema 2d Projection for sketchup

Skema 2d Projection for sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

Giorgio Argenio develops Skema 2d Projection for sketchup that develops 2d drawings into sketchup beginning from 3d geometry. It will project 3d geometry onto 2d section plane.

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Park Generator for sketchup

Park Generator for sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

Process to install this sketchup extension: Download example rulefile(s) and save to any local folder (e.g. Documents): grid park 1 (www.michaelvasiljevs.com)

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Perform object-based rendering with LightUP for Sketchup

Perform object-based rendering with LightUP for Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

EasternGraphics, a renowned software company, develops Sedus Sketch, a free extension for sketchup. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016.

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February 2016

3D Rendering and the Future of Architectural Design

3D Rendering and the Future of Architectural Design

Author : Matteo Larice

Architecture is the backbone of development, whether you are designing new residential area with hospitals and schools or your dream house, architectural design provides a detailed blueprint of any said project, complete with its functional, technical and aesthetic considerations.

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December 2015

Architectural Design With Sketchup

The 2nd edition of “Architectural Design With Sketchup” is published by Alex Schreyer

Author : Rajib Dey

Alex Schreyer, the Director of the University of Massachusetts’s Building and Construction Technology Program, recently published the second edition of his exclusive sketchup book alias “Architectural Design With Sketchup”.

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Top 10 Sketchup plugins for Sketchup artists to produce complicated models quickly

Top 10 Sketchup plugins for Sketchup artists to produce complicated models quickly

Author : Rajib Dey

Given below the detailed lists of sketchup plugin which are very useful for generating complicated models...

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How to produce a Basic Component in Sketchup

How to produce a Basic Component in Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

While converting any geometry into a component, your drawing is presented with all the basic component behaviors and capabilities.

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November 2015

Facade Design with Sefaira for SketchUp

Facade Design with Sefaira for SketchUp

Author : Sumele Aruofor

Sheppard Robson’s design team set out to create a specific design aesthetic for the Bechtel House facade, optimise it for good energy and daylight performance whilst working towards high regulatory goals for the project as a whole.

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Daylight Optimisation with Sefaira for SketchUp

Daylight Optimisation with Sefaira for SketchUp

Author : Sumele Aruofor

2030Studio were commissioned to design a family home in the coastal city of Balneário Camboriú, in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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Net Zero Energy Design with Sefaira for SketchUp

Net Zero Energy Design with Sefaira for SketchUp

Author : Sumele Aruofor

Sterner Design used Sefaira to set and achieve Net Zero Energy goals and deliver great daylighting by tracking the impact of design choices on energy and daylight throughout the design process.

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3D printing: A New Frontier for Education

3D printing: A New Frontier for Education

Author : Artur Coelho

Today, 3D printing is perceived as a transformative technology which is leaving its mark on society.

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August 2015

Review of 3d Max 2016

Review of 3d Max 2016

Author : Rajib Dey

3ds Max 2016 is arrived in the market with a series of new and exciting features like the Physical Camera, the Camera Sequencer and support for Templates.

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SketchUp Architectural Entourage

SketchUp Architectural Entourage (Beta)

Author : Rajib Dey

This sketchup plugin is currently in beta development stage. The sketchup users can apply these simplified toolset to transform any 3d design into the masses through sketchup.

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How to set up Ruby Extensions in Sketchup

How to set up Ruby Extensions in Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

The extension warehouse was first included in sketchup 2013. In order to use it, open sketchup and go to Window---->Extension Warehouse.

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March 2015

With the amalgamation of Materialise and Trimble, the users can now access over 3 million 3d printable 3d models from 3d warehouse

With the amalgamation of Materialise and Trimble, the users can now access over 3 million 3d printable 3d models from 3d warehouse

Author : Rajib Dey

Materialise has joined hands with Trimble to offer a new cloud-based service that will significantly progress the availableness and printability of 3D models currently belong to Trimble’s 3D Warehouse.

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What are the profit and necessities of Sketchup Training

What are the profit and necessities of Sketchup Training?

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Sketch up is not just imaginery software it’s more than that. It is what you were thinking, it is what you need and before going ahead with it, it is sensible that you must go through a sketch up training process.

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Integration between HoloLens holographic technology and sketchup will streamline the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures

Integration between HoloLens holographic technology and sketchup will streamline the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures

Author : Rajib Dey

Trimble is making partnership with Microsoft to build up a new tool for next generation Architects by incorporating with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10.

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February 2015

Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly

Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Sketchup, a 3D modeling software, aids in making interior designs, films, civil and mechanical engineering works, designing video games and for architectural applications.

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How to create a Polygon Building using Sketchup

How to create a Polygon Building using Sketchup

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

A polygon is conventionally a plane figure that is bounded by a closed path or circuit, composed of a finite sequence of straight line segments.

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January 2015

Three Free Rendering and Animation Programs: Scratch, GeoGebra and SketchUp

Three Free Rendering and Animation Programs: Scratch, GeoGebra and SketchUp

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

This document gives short introductions for how to exercise three free graphic programs that your team may be attracted in using in carry of your Challenge work.

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Need fast access in SketchUp - It’s easy to use keyboard shortcuts

Need fast access in SketchUp - It’s easy to use keyboard shortcuts

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

You need keyboard shortcut, the read this article, originally written by Matt Donley; here we are going to get an excerpt.

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How to Import Sketchup Textures & Create Custom Materials

How to Import Sketchup Textures & Create Custom Materials

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Sketchup features a pretty nice array of materials designed into it, however it most likely doesn’t have everything you’re searching for.

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How to Embed Sketchup Models from the 3d Warehouse into your portfolio site

How to Embed Sketchup Models from the 3d Warehouse into your portfolio site

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The video itself shows how sketchup models can be embedded from the 3D warehouse to the modellers site.

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Sketching in digital watercolors

Sketching in digital watercolors

Author : Jeremy Kay

It can't be said that the designs that come out of studioJDK are old fashioned. On the contrary, they are groundbreaking in their ability to combine artistry and technology, finding a middle ground that most designers simply can't achieve.

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December 2014

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Many experts are now concentrating on bringing up innovations in the sketchup model. They are putting tireless effort to bring latest free modernized extensions.

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3D modeling in Real Estate

3D modeling in Real Estate

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

What is the relation between 3D modeling and real estate? It may be look like irregular question, but just like good funding changes the face of any investment, the 3D modeling could change the concept of real estate.

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10 Ideas for the Ideal 3D Modeling Software

10 Ideas for the Ideal 3D Modeling Software

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

What is the most perfect 3D modeling application especially for 3D printing? Time is one of major aspect here. Normally it takes 2000 hours to get in the CAD/3D modeling.

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November 2014

SketchUp - some tips and tactics

SketchUp - some tips and tactics

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

SketchUp is known for its speed activities. It is a quick 3D modeling programme. It often uses as landscaping architects.

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Interview with Fred Abler

Interview with Fred Abler, Ceo of Form Fonts

Author : Fred Abler

In 2001, I was working at the CAD Research Center at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA where I had done my architecture degrees.

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How SketchUp Originated and Activated

How SketchUp Originated and Activated

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Many people ask what is sketch. Some artists believe in manual sketch and some have traditionally gone for digital. They generally use sketchup.

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How SketchUp designers should handle 3D mouse

How SketchUp designers should handle 3D mouse

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The 3D mouse(s) are best known devices for the users of the SketchUp and 3D designers. It is really an awesome product.

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Sketchfab and Fule3D make joint venture for publishing 3D Model in Web

Sketchfab and Fule3D make joint venture for publishing 3D Model in Web

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Now if you are an expert designer, you can upload your 3D model to websites. How? If you ask, the answer is, the brand new Sketchfab and Fuel3D is bringing this opportunity to the budding modellers all the way.

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October 2014

Teaching with Sketchup:  using 3D to spark creativity in children

Teaching with Sketchup: using 3D to spark creativity in children

Author : Artur Coelho

Sktechup, as we all know so well, is a very powerful 3d modeling tool with a range of applications from professional architecture and engineering...

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NASA is all set to launch the Photo-Based 3D Modeling

NASA is all set to launch the Photo-Based 3D Modeling

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Most minutely done 3D modelling is very tough job, it also can be a luxurious affairs. The most advanced and sophisticated lider pictures helping out the remote sensing technology...

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Best free 3D modelling applications for you

Best free 3D modelling applications for you

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

This is an awesome example of 25 best 3D modelling applications for completely free of cost that we are presenting you. However, to give you the clear concept, you need to know, what is 3D modelling..

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Creation of SketchUp Model with the Use of Trimble Vision

Creation of SketchUp Model with the Use of Trimble Vision

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The enthusiast may remember that in 2003, Trimble represented a super-camera – V10 Imaging Rover that takes images of large objects, something like building, bridges and roads.

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Sketchup 50 Plugins for architecture

Sketchup 50 Plugins for architecture

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

Because it's simple, it SkechUp used for many fields especially the architecture. But it simply is one limitation in architectural design.

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September 2014

SketchUp photorealistic rendering, its uses and features

SketchUp photorealistic rendering, its uses and features

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

There are many plug-ins for Google SketchUp that provides high-quality photorealistic rendering – fast and easily.

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Some disadvantages of 3D printings

Some disadvantages of 3D printings

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The 3D printing is fast becoming a transformative force in manufacturing, the medical field and several other industries.

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How to use Sketchup Engineering Toolbox

How to use Sketchup Engineering Toolbox

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

SketchUp Engineering Toolbox - adjoins standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more - to your SketchUp model.

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AEC professionals now concentrating on video game domain

AEC professionals now concentrating on video game domain

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The video games are actually the tool of entertainment and gaming, but sometime it has passed itself in to the field of improving efficiencies and information sharing in some of the most critical areas of the society.

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August 2014

3D modeling Design with Polymide material

3D modeling Design with Polymide material

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

A polyamide is a macromolecule with repeating units linked by amide bonds. They can occur both naturally and artificially.

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SketchUp: Layout Dimension Tool

SketchUp: Layout Dimension Tool

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

SketchUp is a gift to a designer. A designer knows the importance of angular dimension and editing the same is not too tough.

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3D Printing: How it originated ?

3D Printing: How it originated ?

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

The 3D printing has its roots in the 1980s. In 1984, Chuck Hull, invented a process called ‘stereolithography’ which used UV lasers to solidify photopolymer that made 3D parts layer by layer

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3D Printing: How it originated ?

Theory of 3D modelling

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object

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July 2014

Import your design from CAD to Sketchup

Designing for Speed, How I used SketchUp to design racing car

Author : Jacopo Allamprese

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SketchUp has become an invincible tool of film making and set designing

SketchUp has become an invincible tool of film making and set designing

Author : Debamoy Ghosh

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June 2014

Import your design from CAD to Sketchup

How can you make yours fountain from CAD to Sketchup

Author : Mohab M Refaat

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Improve your sketchup skills through some online sketchup trainings 2014

Improve your sketchup skills through some online sketchup trainings 2014

Author : Rajib Dey

Enhance your sketchup skills by learning sketchup through a collection of easy-to-follow online video tutorials which focus on various tips on sketchup tools, various intermediate and advance modeling practices.

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How to generate 3d text in sketchup and place, scale and manoeuvre it

How to generate 3d text in sketchup and place, scale & manoeuvre it

Author : Rajib Dey

The sketchup users can insert 3d text to their models to get a level of detail which can make their design outstanding. Go through the following processes to learn how to produce a 3d text in sketchup.

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How to make scenes and animations easily through Sketchup

How to make scenes and animations easily through Sketchup

Author : Rajib Dey

Trimble Sketchup previously Google sketchup is a free 3d modeling application that can be utilized to produce complicated & realistic 3d models quickly.

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April 2014

Designing video surveillance systems using 3D visualization

Designing video surveillance systems using 3D visualization

Author : Göran Sandberg

Security is often an integral part of the design process of new buildings - and an important consideration especially in large buildings such as airport terminals, or office complexes.

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Steps to Make SketchUp Run Smoother

Steps to Make SketchUp Run Smoother

Author : Tony Gushanas

SketchUp simplifies the entire process of creating models, but making various models can slow down the program. There are various steps mentioned below that can speed up SketchUp:

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March 2014

Tango : Google’s 3D-Modeling Phone

Tango : Google’s 3D-Modeling Phone

Author : Natasha Sikdar

Google’s Project Tango plans to model it in real-time 3D with a smartphone. Similar to its Project Ara to build a modular smartphone, Google’s Project Tango originated in the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group.

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Luminon 4.5 will be available for commercial application on May 2014

Luminon 4.5 will be available for commercial application on May 2014

Author : Rajib Dey

Lumion 4.5 will be launched in the market very soon with more than 100 enhancements and improved character models library containing new models and animations.

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February 2014

A Sculptured Stool

A Sculptured Stool

Author : Tim Killen

I've finished construction of the standup desk, and now need a matching stool. In the following video I'll show how I created the shaped back piece in the stool.

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January 2014

Print Full-size Patterns from SketchUp

Print Full-size Patterns from SketchUp

Author : Bob Lang

In my post on making a template for through mortises, I used a full-sized paper pattern that I printed from a SketchUp model. A reader posed the logical and obvious question “can you print a full-size pattern from the free version of SketchUp.

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The benefits of SketchUp and 3D models - software for specifiers

The benefits of SketchUp and 3D models - software for specifiers

Author : Geraldine Chua

Have a quick browse through the computers at any architecture practice today (without getting thrown out) and you’ll surely come across the programs Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD or ArchiCAD.

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December 2013

Tips for Fast and Simplified SketchUp Usage

Tips for Fast and Simplified SketchUp Usage

Author : Natasha Sikdar

SketchUp is one of the most widely accepted software for creating a 3D model. Being a free 3D for everyone the trend to use it is growing day by day.

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October 2013

What can strategic planners learn from architects

What can strategic planners learn from architects?

Author : Andrew Campbell and Mark Lancelott

Strategic planning processes createlarge, detailed documents,but often little action. They sit in the bottom of draws or in unused electronic files only to be accessed when the next strategy plan is needed.

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Designing Operating Models - Fact File

Designing Operating Models - Fact File

Author : Andrew Campbell

This workshop is about how to design your business. The focus is on operations and how to link operations to strategy. For example, we will help you design a TOM (target operating model) that will deliver the business strategy.

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September 2013

My stody with Sketchup

My story with Sketchup

Author : Warunyoo Songkran

My name is Warunyoo Songkran. I am 36 years old engineer from Thailand. I work for a small consultant firm named “PREMIER ENERGY CO.LTD. I am an environmental engineer.

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Virtual design and construction by Trimble Sketchup

Virtual design and construction by Trimble Sketchup

Author : Warunyoo Songkran

I have used Sketchup in the way that most people do not do. Because, I am in the construction industry, my work is to use Sketchup to promote collaboration between our clients...

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Building Blocks of SketchUp

Building Blocks of SketchUp

Author : Bob Lang

Building Blocks of SketchUp is the best way to learn the basics of 3D Modeling with SketchUp. With 260 pages of illustrated text, with 50 embedded video lessons this enhanced PDF format book...

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August 2013

The Making of the bedroom with Sketchup

The Making of the bedroom with Sketchup

Author : Irmin Verstappen

To start of I would like to say that only way to get a very good result is to make your overall model as detailed and realistic as possible. A lot of time I spend in making the model

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How to create import mechanisms inside of Sketchup with Ruby scripting

How to create import mechanisms inside of Sketchup with Ruby scripting

Author : Arpad Varga

In my previous article I wrote about how can we use Sketchup for data visualization. Now, I’ll show how to create import mechanisms inside of Sketchup, with the help of Ruby scripting.

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July 2013

Three dimensional data visualization and analysis with Sketchup

Three dimensional data visualization and analysis with Sketchup

Author : Arpad Varga

One of todays greatest global problems is energy efficiency. In our daily life, we are energy efficient when we use low energy light bulbs, when we buy a more efficient fridge, or when

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LightUp-Analytics plugin offers Sunlight and Daylight Analysis within SketchUp

LightUp-Analytics plugin offers Sunlight and Daylight Analysis within SketchUp

Author : Julian Brooks

LightUp-Analytics is a plug-in that provides Sunlight and Daylight Analysis within SketchUp. It is based on the well-known Lightup for SketchUp rendering engine, with added analytical features.

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June 2013

SketchUp basics - Frank Fheitzma

SketchUp basics - Frank Fheitzma

Author : Frank Fheitzma

SketchUp is free from Google just Google it and download to your computer. You can do just about anything with it, but it is especially good for conceptualization of architectural design.

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Using sketchup for live mapping - Belen Fernandez

Using sketchup for live mapping - Belen Fernandez

Author : Belen Fernandez

Nowadays SketchUp is used in so many diverse professions and fields of work. In this article I would like to show you a piece of work that was put together in collaboration..

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May 2013

Google SketchUp - Accelerate the Learning Curve

Google SketchUp - Accelerate the Learning Curve

Author : Sang Go

Table of Contents - Scope: What WILL and WILL NOT be covered. Why am I doing this? What is SketchUp? Why is SketchUp free? SketchUp usage scenario for inventors, Accelerate learning curve, Extend Accelerated learning curve - proposals and question.

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Utilization and application various tools in SketchUp

Utilization and application various tools in SketchUpe

Author : Sang Go

Video tutorials for SketchUp authored by Google at the following URL: http://sketchup.google.com/training/video.html has been summarized here. These are refresher notes to be used along with the video tutorial and is intended to serve as reminders for when actually using SketchUp.

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How to apply SketchUp for tent modelling

How to apply SketchUp for tent modelling

Author : Imran Ashraf

Tent is growing rapidly. New designs, materials and concepts are coming every year. It is very important to be in market and keep yourself up to date with the latest designs and trends.

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April 2013

How to apply SketchUp in education

How to apply SketchUp in education

Author : John Parker

Designed to allow “… everybody to experience the power and fun of building their ideas in CAD” (Schell, n.d.), Google SketchUp is a 3D modelling program that allows the users to model almost any object that they wish.

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Cottage Bathtub - Architectural Visualization

Cottage Bathtub - Architectural Visualization

Author : Suy Trujillo

Tutorial focused on modeling, texturing, Rendering with Vray for Sketchup and Photoshop postproduction. The Rar carpet contains Tutorial + Visopt + HDRI.

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March 2013

Reinventing the wheel

Reinventing the wheel

Author : Damian Keeley

Measuring a wheel as a starting point, in this case a wheel from a radio controlled model Tamiya Madcap. Basic measurements such as diameter and central hex size were taken, as were wall thicknesses to use as a rough guide.

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February 2013

Level of Detail Case Study

Level of Detail Case Study - Rubik’s Cube

Author : Matt Donley

Whenever you start a new Sketchup model, you make decisions about the level of detail (whether consciously or sub-consciously). What drives those decisions is usually a combination of the size of your model, the amount of time you have to create the model, and the overall purpose of your model.

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SketchUp - Minecraft Export

SketchUp - Minecraft Export

Author : Paul Lee

You must export the model as an .obj or .3ds file.... (Note: The .obj exporter is built into SketchUp Pro but if you are using the free version you need an .obj converter plugin.

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January 2013

The creation of an Innovative Didactic resource with SketchUp

The creation of an Innovative Didactic resource with SketchUp

Author : Belen Fernandez Franca

Hi, I am Belen Fernandez Franca from Barcelona Spain. I have studied here in my country Technical Architecture and followed that up with a masters degree in Pedagogical Training, I am Trimble SketchUp Authorized Trainer for Spain at the same time as I’m the Community Manager of SketchUp here in my home town of Barcelona.

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My story with SketchUp

My story with sketchup

Author : Suttipong Robkham

I first got hooked on SketchUp about four or five years ago and, once I realized how easy it was to quickly generate an exterior model and interior model, I've been using it for most of my custom design projects.

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How to hide and unhide the right way using outliner and components

How to hide and unhide the right way using outliner and components

Author : Paul Stefanik

There is a right way and a wrong way to hide objects in your SketchUp. The more common way to hide objects is to select and right-click to hide them. Fig. 1 this way is problematic, because you must really know what you are doing, or at least remember what you were doing, to undo is not to unhide things that you have selected.

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December 2012

My story with SketchUp

My story with SketchUp

Author : Shivam Bordoloi

In the first year of my Civil Engineering, I learnt auto CAD and introduced with 2D and 3D basic concept, but as I went on with these application I felt as if my imagination was not come out with these application and at that moment I eventually come to know about Google SketchUp, it was in the year 2010 but my first attempts were not up to my satisfaction.

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Detailed Process for Creating model of Shuttle, Speeder and Watch

Detailed Process for Creating model of Shuttle, Speeder and Watch

Author : Andrew Alexander

Shuttle: The middle part was easy, just a simple extrusion. The hardest part of this model was the shuttle itself. I started using simple shapes, but was not able to create the 3D compound curves needed for the front of the shuttle.

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November 2012

Thailand-Sketchup for Engineering Work

In a small corner of Thailand-Sketchup for Engineering Work

Author : Warunyoo Songkran

My story with sketchup - How sketchup was utilized with 3d construction modeling for construction of large anaerobic wastewater treatment in Thailand.

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Designing Kitchens with SketchUp

Designing Kitchens with SketchUp

Author : Adriana Granados

It is a design publication and how-to guide created for the kitchen design industry to simplify the design process using SketchUp software.

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My story with SketchUp

My story with SketchUp

Author : Jhin Tabuzo, Architect

I am Arch. Jhin B. Tabuzo Jr. from Manila, Philippines currently working as a Sr. Architect in one of the leading Engineering Design firm in Doha, Qatar and also conducting review classes and as a mentor

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October 2012

Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

Clues for Sketchup

Author : Evrim PEKASLAN
Architect/TURKEY

When you use SketchUp frequently for designs , projects or artistic works, it’s possible for you to find out some clues about practical drawing. 

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Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

Carving and Molding

Author : Adriana Granados

When we have to refer to elements that enrich our interior spaces we cannot forget of moldings and carving. There are many plugins that can help you to define a geometry to use in this kind of details. Today I will show a simple tutorial by creating a fireplace.

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Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

My Experience with Sketchup

Author : Bharath Musunuri

Hi! Guys , this is BHARATH MUSUNURI from INDIA, I am studing ARCHITECTURE, I like to share my EXPERIENCE WITH SKETCHUP, SKETCHUP is one of the most user friendly 3D modelling program, as a student, as a freelancer  sketchup served me a lot, INTERIORS, LANDSCAPES, EXTERIORS, FURNITURE MODELLING.

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Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

Sketchup Styles for Performance

Author : Matt Donley

Styles are what make your Sketchup model visually pleasing. When you really think about it, your model consists entirely of two things: Edges and faces.

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Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

My Story with Sketchup

Author : Claudio Cosentino

I use Sketchup pro for about 4 years, I work as production designer in film and television, I found this wonderful tool fast and functional, the thing I like most is that you can draw directly in 3D.

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September 2012

Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

Learning to model terrain in SketchUp

Author : Daniel Tal, edited by Daniel Jost

There is no such thing as a flat site (Fig 1). Terrain, slopes, and grading are an intrinsic part of site related projects, but many people struggle with representing terrain in a digital form.

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August 2012

sketchup and photoshop

Sketchup and Photoshop

Author : Debarati Nath

Photoshop is a powerful application on its own merits. Its power, however, can be significantly increased by using it in tandem with another application like Illustrator, Cinema 4D, or in this case, Google SketchUp. Today, we will create some cool 3D text using this free architectural application.

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My-Story-with-Sketchup

Author : Suresh Tamang

Hi friends, me Suresh Tamang. I am from country of Himalayans “NEPAL”. I am the Managing Director of Chitwan Design Consultant (P) Ltd, Chitwan, Nepal. I am so happy to share my story about “My favorite Software AutoCAD, sketch up and V-ray engine.”

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Making Conference with sketchup

How-to-make-conference-room-with-Sketchup-V-ray-&-Photoshop

Author : Lim Rady

Learn a how to make conference room with Sketchup V-ray and photoshop by

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July 2012

Sketchup is a great tool for solar system designing

Author : Rajib Dey

Google SketchUp is an user-friendly 3D geometry modeling tool containing a real-time shadow engine that can be utilized for sun modeling & sun exposure analysis.

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Geo Modeling And SketchUp

Author : Debarati Nath

In today’s world when we are all resides into the Global Village, it has become very difficult to know our neighbor. But the World Wide Web helps us to be familiar with the fellow citizen of the global village.

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June 2012

Mixing Styles in Google SketchUp

Author : Bonnie Roskes

You've probably played around with SketchUp's styles, to see how your models look with different edge styles, face colors, and backgrounds. This project will show you how to mix styles - how to combine properties from existing styles to create a new style.

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SimFonIA Animation Tools (SAT) review

Author : SimFonIA

SAT is a plugin created by SimFonIA which enables to animate 3D scenes by controlling the graphical attributes of groups either directly or by associating a data file that contains simulation or measurement results.

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The Product connect plugin for SketchUp

Author : Mike Tadros

Having the ability to quickly import accurate SketchUp models of real products into a project has been a dream of mine since back in 2003, when I first started using SketchUp. Since then, it's been an ongoing endeavor at Igloo Studios to try and realize that dream.

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My Story With SketchUp

Author : Wilken Dondon Eupalao

I'm Wilken Dondon Eupalao, an upcoming 3rd year student in Purificacion Dolar Monfort College a Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Branch in Dumangas, Iloilo Philippines. I'm 18 years old. I like to draw, sketch and paint. I've started using SketchUp when I was in 2nd year college. I've thought SketchUp is Boring.

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May 2012

JasonDiocera

My Story with SketchUp

Author: Felipe Gallego

Hello, my name is Felipe Gallego; I'm from Medellin, Colombia. I got my bachelor degree in Architecture in 2003 and since then I've worked as a staff architect in the companies I've worked in, and as a freelance CGviz when it comes any opportunity.

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JasonDiocera

Create an "open riser" stair!

Author: Alexandre "abav" Villares

On an earlier post you saw how to create a stair using multiple copies of a thread component. On this post you'll see how to improve on that model.

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April 2012

JasonDiocera

My Story With SketchUp

Author: Jason R. Diocera

Hello friends! My name is Jason R.Diocera. I come from Philippines. I graduated in 2004 from Technological University of the Philippines with Architecture Technology.

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Multiplecopies

Draw a stair using the “multiple copies” feature!

Author: Alexandre "abav" Villares

Something every SketchUp user should know, as it’s a huge modeling time-saver, is how to create multiple copies of an object with the move tool. This is sometimes called a “linear array” on other software.

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Warmcorner

The Making of Warm Corner

Author: Virgo Oktaviano

The Making of Warm Corner.

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March 2012

My Story With SketchUp

Author: Jeferson Olórtegui López

Hello Friends. My name is Jeferson Olórtegui Lopez. I come from Peru. I graduated in 2011 from the Universidad Cesar Vallejo, with a degree in Architecture.

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SketchUp Artists

Golden Rules Of Sketchup Plugin Development

Author: Thomas Thomassen

The Ruby language is very easy to extend to suit your needs. Some very pretty looking code can be written.However, when you write plugins for SketchUp’s Ruby API you should be careful. The environment is shared between all plugins, so there is a good risk of clashes if you do not “play nice”.

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Tips to Change the Background

Enhancing your Model Responsiveness

Author: Hussain Fadlallah

Hello SketchUp fellows, I want to investigate about a common problem that I encounter during modeling my landscape drawings into 3D.

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February 2012

Virgo Oktaviano

My Story With SketchUp

Author: Virgo Oktaviano

Hello friends! My name is Virgo Oktaviano. I come from Indonesia. I graduated in 2007 from Gunadarma University with Bachelor of Architecture.

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SketchUp Artists

Styles from SketchUp Artists

Author: Bonnie Roskes

For this project, it helps to have some basic knowledge of Google SketchUp (though detailed instructions are provided). In particular, it’s important to know how to zoom, rotate, and pan the view.

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Tips to Change the Background

Tips To Change the Background in SketchUp

Author: Ferry Sugianto

Here are the tips on how to change the background in SketchUp (not for render). Usually when we want to present our SketchUp drawing to our client, it’s only a sky, isn't it? SO, with this way, we can change / customize our background so at least it will make our scene more real although it’s only a sketch without rendered.

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January 2012

Components

Components made of components

Author: Luca Dal Molin

I recently received an email from a reader asking for more information about the post I wrote on keeping the file size down in a model.

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DB Renders

Padded modeling by DB Renders

Author: DB Renders

First of all, we would like to thank DBrenders for this very nice tutorial using Artisan plugin for SketchUp. If you want to visit DB renders site click HERE.

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Story with Sketchup

My Story With SketchUp

Author: James Crisostomo

My name is James Crisostomo. Currently I am a 3d designer and interior designer by profession and in the next few lines I will tell a little of my story.

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