SketchUp tutorialsThese tutorials use the free SketchUp. I drew all my plans with the free version 8, though later versions are almost identical. If you have the olcer version 8, I recommend sticking with that version. Newer (2013+) versions only allow you to install the much larger full pro eval version, which after 8 hours of usage disables the "pro only" features, leaving you with what version 8 could do, but a lot more stuff on your hard drive. I have yet to find a feature in version 2014 that warrants upgrading.
You dan download download SketchUp 8 here:
Tutorial 1: Navigating a drawing, and objects.The plan that I'm loading is this student desk plan
Tutorial 2: Drawing objects with accurate dimensions - drawing a simple table
Tutorial 3: Drawing mortise and tenon joinery
Tutorial 4: Embellishing the drawing - adding colours rounds and chamfers
You can download the SketchUp model that I finished in the above video.
Tutorial 5: Using scenes and layers together to make multiple views
You can download the model that I created in this tutorial.
Tutorial 6:The behaviour of nested objects, layers, and colour inheritance
You can download the sketchup file that I started with in this tutorial.
A bit more about how I use sketchup:This video is a bit about how I make a printable 1:1 drawing using my BigPrint program
And here's another collection of SketchUp tutorials on YouTube
Make large 1:1 printouts
using my My BigPrint
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