|Forum topic by KnottyWoodwork||posted 03-22-2010 10:46 AM||1325 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-22-2010 10:46 AM
So I’ve heard a lot about sketchup,and have decided that it is a great tool. Not only to show my clients proposed designs, but hopefully to make myself more effecient. I’ve been using it to build up plans, with dimensions, for clients, and myself. Half the battle done!
For the effeciency aspect, I’m running into trouble. I’m hoping to find a way to get cutlists, and possibly layouts on the boards/sheets. I did a search for the plugin here and found it. 1 step closer..
I’ve been making boxes, and using the push/pull action to make my drawings. And made them to dimensions, but haven’t gotten into using the component part of the program.
Do I have to go through all my previous drawings, and remake them using components? and use components for all my future plans? Or is there a way to skip having to re-do everything? Is there a way to make a library of my standard pieces, like 2×4’s and other dimensional lumber? So that I can have quick access?
thanks for any help,