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SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, DVD-ROM

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47531
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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. 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.

(1) SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, DVD-ROM
Sample project, tips, shortcuts, cheat sheet, and digital plan
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Manufacturer Part Number 061117
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec

Some of the lessons contained on this DVD-ROM include:

  • Getting started
  • Draw a basic sketch
  • Add components and joinery
  • Finalize the model
  • Print your own plans
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DVD guide for woodworking
Have used it about 6 times a little learning curve to start with but after that it works really good!
April 6, 2019
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Learning
I am 84 years old and have over 35 yrs Autocad. This is an ongoing learning experience. You are never too old.
October 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I think if I didn't get this DVD I would never have figured out how to work with Sketchup. I also purchased the advanced one as well.
Highly recommend this product.
April 9, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I will use Sketch Up to creat drawings / plans for furniture & other ideas.
January 7, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
well worth it
this helped me quite a bit with the complex Sketchup program
October 16, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Helped me alot
I still have to practice on my own to really understand
July 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
It appears to be highly workable
I am still trying to fully understand the specifics of the product . I should also say that I need to spend more time trying to learn it with actual projects . So far so good .
June 14, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
sketch up
Its a big learning curve for me. I need more time using it before I can judge the product.
April 4, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Video Rocks
I've been messing around with SketchUp for about a year and often get so confused and lost that I just delete hours of work and start over again.
I've taken Lynda.com classes and watched tens of hours of you tube videos to no avail.
But this video changed all that. After watching the video three times and building the cabinet along with the presenter I have now made a simple cabinet of my own design.
The concepts are well explained from a woodworkers viewpoint. So well that I quickly recognizednwhy I was causing the issues before. The presentation teaches you what you need to know as you need it, or in preparation for the next step.
I can't say enough good about this video. Wish I had started with it a year ago. If you're at all interested in designing your own woodworking project and not having to redo parts get SketchUp and this video. You won't be sorry.
February 25, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good. I wish I known about this DVD a lot sooner.
January 25, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Semes like a good fit with Skethcuip
DENIS O on Jan 1, 2020
I'm a SketchUp licensee and was interested in best practices. We'll see.
Michael M on Aug 30, 2019
Semes like a good fit with Skethcuip
DENIS O on Jan 1, 2020
I'm wanting to design my own workbench with my major power tools and to get started with Sketchup. Always start with the basics.
Michael S on Oct 3, 2019
I'm a SketchUp licensee and was interested in best practices. We'll see.
Michael M on Aug 30, 2019
want to be able to use to provide shop drawings
Herbert S on Apr 7, 2019
i use it instead of autocad. less expensive and can carry with me when I travel.
david m on Feb 23, 2019
I want to start using sketch up but it looks confusing and this product looks like it will take the guess work out of it
Nicholas C on Feb 22, 2019
looking for easy plan program
MICHAEL B on Feb 7, 2019
interested
Alan G on Jan 21, 2019
Christmas gift for a woodworking friend whom has expressed an interest in learning to draw in CAD during his recent retirement.
Reid D on Dec 15, 2018
Christmas present
Robert H on Dec 5, 2018
To learn
Brian F on Jul 1, 2018
would like to learn how use this .
thomas m on Feb 7, 2018
to help design and scale projects with measurements.
Sheldon M on Oct 25, 2017
I have heard good things about this program from fellow carpenters and I need to give a try.
Tim.i. on Jul 9, 2017
Needed Draw up Projects
David S J on May 11, 2017
I have been working with SketchUp for a while. I am looking to enhance my ability.
Joe D on Apr 24, 2017
to help design woodwork projects (hobby use only)
Robert V on Apr 8, 2017
want to learn to use SketchUp.
Keith C on Mar 31, 2017
I would like to learn to use sketchup
Louis C on Mar 11, 2017
Having used AutoCAD, I was seeking a tutorial to harness the power of SketchUp for my woodworking.
Robert R on Feb 17, 2017
I wanted to create digital drawings of my projects. As I build them, if I have to make a change on the fly, having a digital version allows me to make the change and see how it may impact other parts of my project
Eric S on Feb 1, 2017
Thought it would be a good introduction into Sketch up. Did not find it very helpful.
Tony on Jan 1, 2017
Needed help with navigating sketch up
Douglas B on Dec 31, 2016
Was hoping to reduce my time sitting in my shop thinking about what to do next. I wanted to plan everything out ahead of time. So far...I'm still sitting around thinking.
LEON G on Dec 28, 2016
I want to be able to use this program with much more skill
Mark L on Dec 26, 2016
Haven't tried it yet.
Dennis W on Dec 4, 2016
Because of type of info proveded
Dean P on Nov 28, 2016
Wanted to make my own plans.
Donald P on Nov 14, 2016
Good reviews and I have wanted to learn how to use this for more accurate plans of projects I design rather than use on note paper
Jeff . on Nov 9, 2016
Hope to learn
Jay J on Nov 4, 2016
I need a program for drawing woodworking plans.
Victor G on Sep 18, 2016
help learn the software
Mike H on Sep 12, 2016
haven't had chance to use it yet
Jeanne C on Sep 10, 2016
Bought this to hopefully help with learning SketchUp, the problem is this is all 4 year old videos on versions that don't line up with the 2016 builds, so basically this is worthless you're better to just watch videos on youtube
Derik G on Aug 30, 2016
I hope to make things easier, then to set and draw
Harry C on Aug 24, 2016
I am starting to experiment with Sketch-up
roger f on Aug 22, 2016
To brush up on my SketchUp skills. Plus I got it on sale.
Darrell A on Aug 21, 2016
Want to learn how to use SketchUp.
Perry on Aug 5, 2016
I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL WHEN I HAVE AN IDEA WITHOUT A PATTERN.
Virginia M on Jul 31, 2016
To get help designing a deck
Tom M on Jul 9, 2016
I needed to get a way to get ideas on paper. This looks like it can do that.
Ron C on Jul 5, 2016
I need to get up to speed with SketchUp. I saw a demonstration on using this software for segmented bowl designing and it looked very useful.
JAMES G on Jul 2, 2016
I have sketch on my computer but have not used it for anything.
Gary S on Jun 28, 2016
Was looking to learn SketchUp, Did not meet my expectations.
Richard P on Jun 3, 2016
for help in designing and building future projects.
John H on May 23, 2016
Just want a jump start.
John T on May 11, 2016
To make drawing my own plans quicker and easier.
Michael W on May 1, 2016
Like to sketch or draw before I build
John H on Apr 9, 2016
I need help in this area.
Luan H on Apr 5, 2016
My woodworking teacher said this is the best!
michael m on Apr 4, 2016
I'm wanting to design my own workbench with my major power tools and to get started with Sketchup. Always start with the basics.
Michael S on Oct 3, 2019
want to be able to use to provide shop drawings
Herbert S on Apr 7, 2019
Can I make a Cutting diagram for a sheet a plywood?
Robert B on Jul 22, 2016
Just want to make sure before purchasing. Does this include program or just a guide to the program?
Concept86 on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The program is a free download. This is a tutorial.
What version of sketch up is on the tutoria?
Michael M on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The video was made when SketchUP 8 was current. and it was done using SketchUp 8 Pro. But nearly everything that is covered is the same in the current version of SketchUp and most all of the instruction applies to the free version as well as pro.
Would this program work with macs?
Emmett F on Oct 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: System requirements states PC or Mac