10 Things I Wish I Had Known About SketchUp

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Blog entry by BobLang posted 03-18-2012 02:53 AM 2126 reads 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been posting on my blog about several things that took me a while to catch on to when I learned to use SketchUp to design, plan and communicate woodworking projects. I hit the goal of #10 earlier today, and thought I would share it. Follow this link to read this collection of tips and tricks for getting the most out of SketchUp in the least amount of time.

10 Things I Wish I Had Known About SketchUp

-- Bob Lang,

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 02:59 AM

Very helpful, thanks

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 04:40 AM

Very good Bob…

Thank you

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 11:58 AM

I don’t use SU very often. I find that I have to look a lot of things up when I do. Must be the memory going with age…lol

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 04:27 PM

I love SU, but I can’t seem to get the drawing off on to something I can post or even print. So I stopped using it. But it is the easiest design tool I’ve ever used.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 04:37 PM

Good info, thx for the post!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 05:10 PM


As Jonathon said, it’s easy when you know what buttons to push. To add an image of a model online (or anywhere you would use an image) got to the file menu, select export/2d graphic/jpeg. This is what you get:

Printing is a bit more involved, but most of the settings you want are under “Print Preview” in the file menu.

Bob Lang

-- Bob Lang,

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 05:15 PM

“Drafting and Design for Woodworkers” sits happily to my left, Bob.

Easy read. Quite informative.

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 07:03 AM

Thanks Bob for shareing this sketchup info. I am slowly getting the hang of sketchup and learning how much I can improve my woodworking by unlocking the power of 3d modeling. I really appreciate tutorials like these, so keep them coming.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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