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Vaborn7795

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01-02-2012 07:36 AM

Absolutely 1st attempt at Sketchup. We need a new bookshelf for our living room.

-- "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish, and you feed yourself. He's a grown man. Fishing's not that hard." Ron Swanson 2009


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#1 posted 01-02-2012 04:38 PM

You are obviously getting there!

However, I would guess from the large number of guide lines visible that you are perhaps drawing things repeatedly, rather than using move/copy of components. It was not until I started making each 3D object into a component that I really started to progress with Sketchup, and I learned about this from the super tutorials provided free by Joe Zeh at http://www.srww.com/google-sketchup.htm – I downloaded the individual lessons whilst doing other things, and then went through them ‘off-line’.

There are other free and purchasable guides to Sketchup, but if Joe Zeh’s style suits you, they are an excellent way to start and progress.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 04:41 PM

looking good!

nice catch Don. there are indeed quite a bit of guidelines on this model which suggest drawing of everything. making components and copying than around quickens and simplifies this work process (not to mention addresses what might happen if you wanted to change one of those parts – you wouldn’t have to redo all of them, but just one).

that said- GREAT start.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 04:02 AM

Thanks for the info on srww.com Don….Just started watching the first one, and I think this is going to work for me..

-- "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don't teach a man to fish, and you feed yourself. He's a grown man. Fishing's not that hard." Ron Swanson 2009

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 04:21 AM

If you did all that without components, it looks good. Components are so much easier and nicer to work with.

I’d also learn layers and inference.

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 07:14 AM

Looking good. Im trying to learn sketchup myself and have found www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com to be indispensable

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 11:23 PM

Having posted an early response indicating that I have a certain familiarity with Sketchup, I got a little shock this evening.

I’ve just been showing someone how Sketchup works, and tried to assist with creating a very simple ‘house’.

As fast as I tried to explain how the various tools worked, my pupil took over the mouse and did things himself.

The last straw was when I mentioned the use of the Ctrl key with Move to explain how to make copies.

“Oh! You mean cloning – that’s easy!” was the response from my SEVEN-YEAR-OLD grandson!

I know that kids today use computers at schools, but I suddenly felt very left behind – and I was an computer analyst/programmer/systems manager before I retired.

So Vaborn the answer to any problems you may have is to seek assistance from soneone under ten years old LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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