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Chiefwoodworker

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12-10-2010 05:40 PM

I am posting an eight part Beginner’s SketchUp Tutorial video series on my blog. Each installment is approximately 40 minutes long. They are free, can be streamed from my blog site ( http://www.srww.com/blog ), web site ( http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup.htm ) or downloaded to your system for viewing. Four of the videos are posted and the remaining will be out over the next month. A bedside table is the vehicle used for the tutorial. The course take you entirely through the modeling, dimensioning and texturing of the table. When you are done you have a set of shop drawings. You can download a finished set of SketchUp drawings for this table at http://www.srww.com/sketchup-furniture-plans.htm. Scroll down to Tables and look for Bedside Table under it. The plans are available in .skp native SketchUp format or .pdf. Check it out.

Joe….

-- Joe.....


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#1 posted 12-10-2010 08:26 PM

Sounds good Joe. I’ll have to go check it out for sure since I have been wanting to use sketchup for a bit now.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 11:32 PM

Kevin, good luck. I think you will find this series very helpful. If you have problems go to my website and contact me via email or phone. Always willing to help. My website is http://www.srww.com .

-- Joe.....

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#3 posted 12-12-2010 12:12 AM

Thanks a bunch. I’ve messed with sketchup and decided to just use a pencil and paper. I enjoy drafting but the edit options have got to be huge. I use a cad system and work but it’s pretty basic and only minimal 3D functions.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 12-12-2010 01:28 AM

Yeah, these are some good tutorials. Saved me quite a few hours. Usually I would just start messing around with the controls and functions to see what each did.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 03:57 AM

Thanks alot Joe .I’m looking forward to watching them

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Chiefwoodworker

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 09:54 AM

Thanks guys for the interest. I hope to have the final four installments completed over the next few weeks so stay tuned. After the beginner’s tutorials are complete I am beginning an intermediate series that deals with curved parts.

Joe…..

-- Joe.....

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 10:39 AM

Thanks Joe for putting this series together!..Steve

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 10:46 AM

Hey Steve,

How are things down under? Warm I bet. 25 degrees F here. I just downloaded cutlist 4.1.1. It looks great. Thanks for that, Best Ruby script out there. And you are welcome for the tutorial.

-- Joe.....

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 05:31 AM

Hi Joe – hotter than hell here. We’re experiencing an 8 week heat wave and drought and summer hasn’t even started.
Good luck with v4.1.1 – it should be a lot easier to integrate with CLP now. No conversions necessary at all.
I’ll be checking out the full video series soon in a few days when the day job ends for summer vacation.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 08:50 AM

man you saved my butt i’m in drafting and design and we are just now getting into different 3-d cad programs I’m just got used to solid works and now sketch-up is thrown at me last minute and last part of the semster the componet stuff was confusing me so i love the video thank you so much and please continue.

-- As Best I Can

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 02:57 PM

Steve,

I’ll take the heat. I hate winter. Last year I went to Australia on Christmas day just to get away from it. I would love to visit New Zealand. My granddaughter is planing to go to college in New Zealand, so maybe I will get my chance.

Joe…..

-- Joe.....

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#12 posted 12-13-2010 03:02 PM

cabs4less,

The Indians believed, and I quote “when you save mans butt, man indebted to you forever” ;<)

How do you like SketchUp versus Solid Works? My background was AutoCAD and TurboCAD. I very much prefer SketchUp.

Joe….

-- Joe.....

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 12:56 AM

i started in A+cad and i still go to it for complicated drawings just because i know it better than any other program. I prefer sketch-up for furniture thats for sure i havent drawn any mechanical drawings with it so for now solid works is my 3-d mechanical preference. i dont know if you ever fooled with solid works but you make your part drawings then bring them in as an assembly drawing so making my componets all on the same screen in sketch-up was giving me a hard time but thanks to you i starting to get the hang of it. and i do beleve the indians are right so i owe one lol

-- As Best I Can

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 03:27 AM

I never used Solid Works, though I am very familiar with the founder and how he left PTC (ProEngineer) to start Solid Works. A venture capitalist I was working with showed me PTC’s buisness plan and asked me to review it before he financed them. So I followed PTC’s success and later troubles. But never used either ProEngineer or Solid Works.

-- Joe.....

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 11:38 AM

Joe, you were already so close, you should have just popped on over.
I hope you make it here someday – do come for a visit if you do. If you visit the south island, you HAVE to drive through my small town – there is no way around it, so you must drop in :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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