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SketchUp Group / Re: How to download a free version of SketchUp Make 2017
« Last post by vankirkg on March 19, 2018, 05:19:06 AM »
I attended the SketchUp meeting last Saturday and am really excited about adding this capability!  I downloaded the 2017 version and am watching the SketchUp tutorials on the SketchUp YouTube channel.  They're good enough at the moment.  The free SketchUp version I have is actually a 30-day trial so I have 29 days left to produce some product for a job I'm doing.  It's a master bedroom closet system.  I'm finding a lot of YouTubes along the same line I'm pursuing.

I spoke with Dave Erickson about the Guild rate for SketchUp licenses (at $41 I think?).  Dave mentioned getting hold of you about that.  I'd sure like to have one of those licenses before I run out of free trial.

Any suggestions?

Thx.  George Van Kirk
SketchUp Group / SketchUp Quick Reference Cards
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 17, 2018, 12:05:30 PM »
See the link below for the free SketchUp Quick Reference Cards for Windows and Mac. These reference cards have all the keyboard shortcuts (ex: "M" activates the move tool) and all the options for each tool like combining the control or command keys with keyboard shortcuts...
SketchUp Group / Excellent SketchUp Blog at Fine
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 17, 2018, 12:02:15 PM »
An excellent blog for SketchUp users is at Fine It is called "Design. Click. Build." and is hosted by Dave Richards and Tim Killen. Dave and Tim field interesting questions from readers. There is often video instruction and simply by watching their videos and practicing what they teach, you can become a better SketchUp modeler.
SketchUp Group / How to download a free version of SketchUp Make 2017
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 17, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »
The new web based SketchUp version is the free edition of the SketchUp software. SketchUp Make 2017 is the older free version which can be downloaded onto your computer. SketchUp Make 2017 has many of the features found in SketchUp Pro and is (currently) more functional than SketchUp Free. To download SketchUp Make 2017, see the link below...
SketchUp Group / How to find molding profiles
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 17, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
The 3D Warehouse is a database of a wide variety of SketchUp models which include many useful things for woodworking SketchUp models. A search of moldings/mouldings will make available to you a wealth of molding profiles which you can download into your SketchUp model.

You can edit molding profiles to suit your needs. See also the link below on how to extrude molding profiles and cut them into sticks for use in accurate cutlist generation.
SketchUp Group / Cut List Extension
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 17, 2018, 11:49:45 AM »
Extensions (also called plug-ins) are add-on software which work within SketchUp to automate certain tasks. The Cutlist extension creates not only a cutlist but a material cutting diagram as well. The cutlist will calculate board feet of each material (lumber and sheet goods) and the material cutting diagram will show best layout of components on boards and sheet goods. Download the Cutlist extension via the link below.
SketchUp Group / Creating Moldings Using SketchUp
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 16, 2018, 09:16:02 PM »
SketchUp Group / SketchUp Move Tool Exercise Video
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 16, 2018, 09:11:49 PM »
SketchUp Group / Bob Lang - 10 Tips
« Last post by JeffBranch on March 16, 2018, 09:10:18 PM »
See the 10 things SketchUp expert Bob Lang wished he knew when he started using SketchUp...
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