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Is Your Future Sketchy?

Is Your Future Sketchy?

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A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy.

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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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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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Modified Better Barns 12x16 Plan

Modified Better Barns 12x16 Plan

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I purchased Tauntons "How to build a shed" several years ago and I really liked the 10x16 cedar sided plan so I looked up Better Barns online and ended up purchasing the 12x16 plywood sided plan. I...

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Designers Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

Designer's Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

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Sometimes a little bit of "bling" is just what a 3D model needs to get it from good to great. This post goes through steps to guide you through the process I use to create realistic, custom light fixture components to enhance models and impress clients.

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From Cardboard and Cutter to Click and Drag:  Studio/Workshop Design in the Digital Age

From Cardboard and Cutter to Click and Drag: Studio/Workshop Design in the Digital Age

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If there was ever a project to demonstrate the usefulness and versatility of SketchUp, it is Pat's Studio/Workshop design process. Follow along and learn ways to work through design issues on that project you have been putting off for so long...

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening

These two video clips demonstrate how simple it is to make changes to an existing SketchUp model with the help of the Section Plane tool.

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SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

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Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects.

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