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SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, DVD-ROM

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Overview

Trimble SketchUp (Originally Google SketchUp) is an innovative computerized drafting program that has allowed woodworkers to create incredibly detailed workshop drawings for absolutely free! But how do you use the program? 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 - right from your computer. Already know a little about CAD drafting? This easy-to-skim instructional video lets you focus on what's new to you.

Includes: sample project, tips, shortcuts, cheat sheet, and digital plan. For novice to advanced woodworkers.

Technical Details:
Dave Richards is an authorized SketchUp trainer and long-time member of SketchUcation. He draws digital plans for Fine Woodworking magazine. He lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

System Requirements:

  • PC or Mac® computer with DVD drive.
  • Adobe Acrobat® reader.
  • Trimble SketchUp® (Free download available online)
  • Apple Quicktime® Player

Topics include:

  • Getting started
  • Draw a basic sketch
  • Add components and joinery
  • Finalize the model
  • Print your own plans

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number 061117
Weight (lbs) 0.1900

What's included:


(1) DVD-ROM, Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics

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SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, DVD-ROM

Tim Posted October 17, 2014
Still in my infancy of trying to learn SketchUp but I'm hooked on this 3D CAD Rendering Program and I have a lot of plans for Projects that I want to use it for like Jewelry Boxes to make on my Precision Lead Screw Router Table. I also want to make a layout of my Workshop/Garage (It's always been a Workshop) with all of my machines so I can get plans for creating a Dust Collection Ductwork System. I will add to this review once I learn more about this Program. I was an "A" Drafting Student in High School but this 3D Stuff is different and some of the Tutorials you see on YouTube while they are Good you can’t follow them precisely or else you will end up with a piece that is too short IE: Pulling out a Tenon for a Mortise and Tenon Joint or a Tongue for a Tongue and Groove Joint from a piece of wood without adding that amount to the opposite side of the board that you created earlier at a certain dimension. The guy was an excellent instructor but I think he overlooked that fact; it can happen to anyone so I just wanted to give people a warning about some of the YouTube Tutorials. I hope you have a good time with this program because it looks very challenging and interesting.

Intuitive SketchUP training tool

Ron Posted January 21, 2014
This DVD teaches you enough to be up and running quickly designing your next wood working project. I tried several times to use SketchUp on my own without any success and a lot of frustration; after viewing the DVD I feel very confident being able to navigate around this program. Hope the author of the DVD publishes an advance tutorial

Remember the micromachine guy?

Jenine Posted December 10, 2014
I should probably preface this with the statement that I am fairly smart. I graduated from college in a science field with honors. So, with that disclaimer out of the way...

I am a "learn by doing" person, so I like to follow along with tutorials such as this. The narrator wants us to "get to drawing" as fast as possible, which is a noble goal; however, I am finding that I spend more time rewinding to see what happened, which is taking longer than it would if he just slowed down a bit.

That criticism aside, this video covers all the basics of drawing with Sketchup to get you going. My favorite part of the series is the included transcript and cheat sheet! Those help me a lot since the video moves at light speed (especially when you get to episode 3..."where did that mortise and tenon come from!? I just managed to select my component!!!").

To sum it up, this video will teach you the basics, just be prepared to rewind a lot and feel a little bit like a 6th grade dropout :)

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