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Forum topic by brian88 posted 10-16-2011 11:08 PM 1093 views 2 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2011 11:08 PM

Hello, I have used sketch-up a few times to make up some renderings for customers as a selling tool to close deals for cabinetry. I would like to learn more about this fantastic program. I feel that there is so much more in this tool that has been untapped by me. I would like to use it to design furniture….not just the aesthetics of it but also the dimentioning,assembly process,exploded views, etc. something that I can use as a sort of instruction sheet for my workers to make a piece from scratch. I have seen a few examples of these but don’t know where to start. Anyone have a link to where I can get a good training on this? I have tried searching but it all seams a bit overwhelming…I trust your opinions….Thanks

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 11:19 PM

Here’s the motherload of tutorial videos. I started from the beginning and did what he did as he did it. there is about a dozen or so videos from what i can remember. well worth the time.

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 01:26 PM

Chiefwoodworker has a series of Sketchup tutorials. They are great.

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 02:48 AM

Ditto what “Tootles” said.

There is also a good test that covers a lot of neat things- Google Sketchup The Missing Manual- ISBN 978-0-596-52146-2. Got mine from Amazon.

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