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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 09-24-2009 07:55 PM 884 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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09-24-2009 07:55 PM

Ya’ll forgive an old bluegrass playing redneck from the South(well- not that old), but here’s the question(s):

What is Sketchup, where do you get it, and how do you use it?
Is it a program that you install in your computer, and does it cost anything?
I’ve used a pad, pencil, and ruler to do all my sketches of projects for years(and still do) on a drafting table.
I’m not very good on a computer, so be gentle!!!! Just enough to barely get by. But I would like to get rid of the pencil, cause it’s sure getting dull, and my sharpener is broke. I saw someone on the other day doing a drawing for someone for a drafting table, but I forgot who it was. It sure looked slick. Also—can you put diminsions and measurements on there? HELP!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......


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lew

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 08:07 PM

It s free. Just go to www.google.com and type in Sketchup! Then contact LJ DaveR for help ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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daveintexas

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 08:07 PM

Rick-
Sketch up is great. Takes a short time to do the basics.
Here is the link- sketchup version 7.0 is free. You can try sketchup pro 7.1 for 8 hours free, then you hve to buy it.

http://sketchup.google.com/product/gsu.html

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 08:21 PM

Thanks guys. My favorite four-letter word—- free. I’ll check out the website on Goggle.
Hey Dave—now I remember. That was you I saw doing the drawing of the d.t. Really neat.
If I get stumped or hit a snag, I’ll hollar back at you, Dave. Thanks lew and daveintexas, also.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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GMman

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 10:53 PM

Good luck I can’t do nothing with it.

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GFYS

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 02:07 AM

Ability varies directly with desire.

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UnionLabel

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 03:02 AM

My problem is that Vista won’t support it.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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UnionLabel

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 03:27 AM

I’ll just wait. I am building a new system from scratch and will have the flexibility to run Sketchup then. Right now, I am using a laptop and according to the guys at Google my limited ram and the fact that Vista is a ram hog are my problems. Since it is a laptop, I dare not try and over clock to compensate. Just suffice to say Google says my Vista won’t support it. Thanks for your help though. I get a hold of you later when my new system is up and running.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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BeeJay

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 01:34 PM

Geeze, computers and software yeah? Vista ia nooooootttttt good. If you can get a hold of XP stick to it until they get it right. There are so many patches etc required to run your ever faithful software your computer is going to have a fit. Mind you, most software producers love it.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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