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Forum topic by Milo posted 07-24-2010 06:42 PM 2351 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Milo

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07-24-2010 06:42 PM

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Just curious if anyone has seen these videos or not. I have a lot of respect for Bib Lang’s co-worker, Christopher Schwarz (yeah, I know, who doesn’t), and wanted to know if anyone had first hand knowledge of these dvds.

Thanks,

Milo

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#1 posted 08-28-2010 05:07 PM

I think Steve did a review of this at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/17815

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#2 posted 08-28-2010 06:02 PM

Check out Wood Whisperer’s site too … http://thewoodwhisperer.com/woodworkers-guide-to-sketchup/

-- Don

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#3 posted 08-28-2010 06:28 PM

I have it … went completely through it, and feel like I got my money’s worth, Bob Lang is a terrific teacher and his SketchUp tutorials really helped me. He didn’t maake a SketchUp expert, but I felt confident enough that I used it to design every detail of my last 3 projects.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 10:44 PM

I just purchased Bob Lang’s DVD on Sketch Up.

I am a complete computer illiterate and reading books on computer programs just confuse me more. Reading Bob’s book on Sketch UP with the videos and keeping Sketch Up open all at the same time, makes it understandable. I know one pass through won’t be enough but so far I am understanding it.

I have several other books by Bob and they are all good and I highly recommend all of them

Domer

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 08:33 PM

My kid and I are working through the two discs right now. He is doing a woodworking design/construction homeschool project. We are not quite halfway through the first one and I have learned a ton! I recommend it.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 11:08 PM

Very minor point: The DVD is a DVD-RW format (I think). Anyway, my old computers couldn’t read the DVD. I have to use the “new” computer. The new computer is only 4 years old. Just started reading.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 01:55 AM

The disc wouldn’t play in my blu-ray so we are stuck watching the videos on the computer instead. A minor inconvenience.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 06:06 PM

Fired up an XP computer. Had to remove and download newest version of Adobe PDF reader. I was only able to view the videos using QuickTime. Adobe Flash, V10, and Microsoft viewers would not work. Now I can actually begin reading the “book”. I’m not really allowed to use the new computer, Mom and kids get first choice.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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