I finally got up the strength to give sketchup a try this week.
It has to be one of the most miserable programs I have ever tried to learn.
There is too much information, there is too little information and almost every step involves going out somewhere over the internet to gather up the basics.
Suffice it to say that the learning curve, at least for me, is daunting.
Here’s what I have learned so far:
I wanted a sketch to show me the approximate positioning of this shed relatve to my backyard so that we didn’t have to sacrifice too much real estate for the foot print.
I am shooting for 18’ x 22’
I had a different location picked out closer to the back door but it was over ruled as it deprived someone of the view out the kitchen window. <g>
I can still walk (so after the beating…) I moved the thing here.
It seems to be floating in the picture and I haven’t found any button or combination of same that will sink it into the background picture better.
I am definitely open to some help here.
There are bunch of stick frame components but I cant figure out how to use them as yet.
Here are some resources to look at if your are venturing into the sketchup realm:
Special thanks to NewLou at:
Google Video Sketchup Tutorials
How to Download Google SketchUp 6 Video
Go to School Podcasts
Sketchup Shop Models
3D Furniture Models
Learning more about Sketchup
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