A New Skill
I have spent more time the last few days in front of the computer than in the shop. I am currently learning SketchUp to use for my design work and presentations. (I have owned the pro version for 2 years.)
I have been watching the many online video tutorials for SketchUp, and I like the Missing Manual series of books, so I have the one for SketchUp.
There is a lot to absorb and I dived right in.
A Timely Offer for a Life Preserver
Well, I may have dived right in and I can’t say that I was sinking, but I can’t claim I was swimming either. I seemed to be in that moment where you can’t decide if you are making it or not.
I had a generous offer for help from DaveR and I took him up on it yesterday. He spent quite a bit of time in an online meeting to help me sort things out. He really knows what he is doing and I can say he is a true “guru” of SketchUp. He is also good at communicating the knowledge.
I had a good time with Dave helping clarify some things for me, but I had a great time with some of the personal chat time that we shared, where I got to know him better.
He is a busy guy with a family, a job, providing SketchUp rendering on a professional level, and his work has even been published. I have not received special attention as he has helped many others and you will find him on various forums sharing freely.
Although he is very knowledgeable and skilled in SketchUp, my greatest admiration for him is in his generosity to share that knowledge.
Hall of Fame
While DaveR is not the first person to help me along in my skills, he is among the group of generous individuals
that spurs me on to share so freely with others. He is in my Hall of Fame and it is because of people like him that I came up with my personal motto of “Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge.”
DaveR Shares the Love & Shares the Knowledge
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com