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Free Visual Construction Calculator at The Digital Jobsite!

Free Visual Construction Calculator at The Digital Jobsite!

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Quick! what's 137-13/16" divided by 11? What is 3-17/64" times 19? What is 1/7th of 51-9/16"? What is the volume of a cylinder 21-1/2" in diameter and 43-5/8" tall? Get your very own VISUAL CONSTRUCTION CALCULATOR by visiting The Digital Jobsite to find answers like these and many, many more!

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A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

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Explore framing complexities that result when roofs of two different pitches intersect. A SketchUp model helps clarify how various rafters and framing components are assembled in an "off angle" hip and valley configuration.

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Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp

Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp

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The best way to work on small, detailed parts in SketchUp models it to Super-size them. This video shows how to eliminate frustration when drawing small, detailed parts.

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

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This video series shows how an unrefined 3D SketchUp model will help get quick answers to design and dimension questions.

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Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

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Measuring a modeled hip roof is a foolproof way to measure all the rafters for a complete hip roof. This third of 3 parts shows the process to obtain perfect measurements for rafter layout.

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Model & Measure: Hip Roof Framing De-Mystified by Modeling in SketchUp

Model & Measure: Hip Roof Framing De-Mystified by Modeling in SketchUp

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Modeling hip roof framing components in the digital realm is comparable in complexity to cutting hip rafters on a jobsite. In either case, an understanding of roof geometry along with a handful of helpful hints makes for satisfying results. This tutorial will help de-mystify the process for modeling rafters with SketchUp

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Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

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Visualizing the relatively complex geometry of a hip rafter can be difficult. Visualizing a hip rafter in a 3D SketchUp model is easy and confirms the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words". This blog post is an attempt to demystify hip rafter geometry by visualizing it with SketchUp's digital capabilities.

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Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design

Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design

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If you want to take advantage of the many features offered by switching to a digital design format check out this tutorial for some insight into ways SketchUp can SpeedUp the process.

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Medallion Magic: Design and Layout of Inlay Patterns

Medallion Magic: Design and Layout of Inlay Patterns

With an infinite number of design possibilities for inlay designs, consider this method for working through the planning process. Take advantage of the Rotate Tool at the Digital Jobsite to layout any configuration that comes to mind

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