I first heard of SketchUp during the Thorsen Table Challenge. Someone had done some cool drawings of a table, and posted them. I commented on the cool software at the time. Karson brought a copy of the program with him this past weekend during his trip to Kansas. I started playing with it some this morning, and WOW.
I had no idea that something so free, could be so easy. What’s the catch?
I haven’t been able to draw up anything yet, other than playing with the concepts, and flopping it around and looking at it in different planes. Intersecting them, and learning to erase errant lines.
Where was this software when I struggled through Engineering Graphics I & II in college?
As I get better, I can see this becoming a big part of my concept drawing process.
Thanks to the jocks that alerted me to the program, and for Karson seeing that I got a copy.
If you have any tips, or drawings you want to share, let me know, I am a sponge soaking this up right now.
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com