LumberJocks

Reply by WoodWorkWarrior

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Sketch up crash course required

View WoodWorkWarrior's profile

WoodWorkWarrior

46 posts in 761 days


#1 posted 10-04-2012 04:39 PM

I bought this guide from FWW, authored by Tim Killan. Great ebook, easy to follow.

I come from 3D modeling CAD software so it was a bit of a change for me. I’ve done extensive work with ProEngineer, IDEAS (unigraphics), and a little SolidWorks. Sketchup is not a true 3D modeling program, but simulates it pretty well. SU uses surfaces to create what look like 3D shapes. Once I mentally set aside my engineer hat with all the technical details of the aforementioned programs, I learned SU really quick. In a couple hours I was able to work through the first half of the ebook and get to the point that I can create pretty complex SU parts. Read the sections about scenes and layers – very helpful to maintain sanity when navigating your models.

-- Jason


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase