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Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way

Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way

Forget all the "cut upside-down and backwards" stuff you've learned about installing crown molding. On The Digital Job Site with SketchUp and the "Follow Me" tool even a novice can get perfect 3D installation every time!

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Smart-Phone Apps for Builders: Open Buildings

Smart-Phone Apps for Builders: Open Buildings

OpenBuildings has the potential to revolutionize how builders document and promote their architectural contributions to society. But it has a long way to go.

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Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Considering all the whiz-bang capabilities SketchUp has to offer, it's easy to overlook how helpful it can be for basic tasks. This episode shows how to calculate accurate (extremely precise, actually) square-up dimensions for any type of layout work with the "Cliculator".

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: (Microsoft | Bing) Maps

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: (Microsoft | Bing) Maps

On the iPhone, Microsoft's Bing Maps fails to stack up to Google Maps, with the exception of one feature.

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Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

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Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Flashlight

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Flashlight

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Flashlight was marginally useful on the pre LED-flash iPhone 3Gs models, but it have quickly becoming obsolete.

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Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

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No, digitile is not a typo for digital, its just my (lame?) title for using digital tools to layout, plan, and quantity of materials for a recent floor tile project. Here I give a brief overview of the process I used... see what you think.

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Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Maps

Smart Phone Apps for Builders: Maps

It’s simple and austere, representative characteristics of both Apple’s and Google’s success. Maps, or some comparable competitor, will soon be ubiquitous among modern builders.

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Fencing Lessons... Designing a Picket Fence with SketchUp

Fencing Lessons... Designing a Picket Fence with SketchUp

Thinking of building a new fence once the ground thaws? Get a head start on the project by working out the design with a SketchUp model by using some of the drawing methods from this 3-part video tutorial.

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