Video: SketchUp - Bread Box with plan

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Blog entry by JSB posted 05-29-2013 01:33 PM 2224 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks. This week’s project is going to be a pair of bread boxes. The actual sketchup design is pretty easy so I added a few extra items. I will show you how to easily add layers and scenes to create a printable plan. I will also show you how to make a cut list in the file itself instead of using a third party plugin such as “cutlist”. This will allow you to have the actual cut list without the plugin (linux users cannot install plugins). Have a great Wednesday everyone!

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 09:52 AM

You’re good with that program. Can’t wait to redraw the whole plan for practice.

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 05:32 PM

Thank you. This was an excellent tutorial.

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 05:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words folks.

James101 – I had no clue about duplicating the last push pull command. Good info right there! I came from SolidWorks so the way you interact with the model is completely backwards. Thanks for the tip man!!

-- Jay -

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 05:25 PM

Well that was really good, very well done. Man you can bang around there,,,, I have been getting better doing sketchup but no doubt need more practice. I bought a program from Bob Lang on here and it has helped me alot. Thx for taking the time o help us! A+

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

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 08:07 PM

Great video. I have played around with Sketchup some, but didn’t find it very intuitive, because (I believe) I have experience with CAD and Adobe Illustrator. That said, you’ve shown that it can be used very efficiently and it’s a powerful design tool and so I definitely plan on revisiting it. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 06-01-2013 11:46 AM

Jay I found your video quite imformative. I do wish, however, that you could slow down a little in your presentation. Some times you do things, that I’m sure are intuitive to you, so quickly that it makes it hard to follow. All that said it was still a very good video and I look forward to more.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 06:55 PM

Thanks Jay. You give me hope. Sketchup is hard for me. Ken, I think maybe I need to buy that from Bob Lang too. Thanks.

-- James Krenov..."It's about a lot of little things, they do matter. Enjoy them."

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