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From schematic design to construction documentation, here's how you use SketchUp for every stage of your process.

  • See How SketchUp Facilitates the Build-Out of a 14-Acre Campus for Biological Science

    See How SketchUp Facilitates the Build-Out of a 14-Acre Campus for Biological Science

    SketchUp plays a vital role in the expansion of a 14-acre campus for Aldevron, a plasmid manufacturer, over a span of twenty years.

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  • How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    Strong design narratives tie projects together and are an incredibly powerful way for architects to influence projects from conception to build. Combine client needs with climate research for a winnin

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  • SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    The SketchUp 2021 brings new tools and features to your workflow so you can design delightfully on an informed foundation.

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  • A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    As our brand and products have evolved, so has our suite of product logos.

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  • PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    SketchUp’s cooked up some brand-spanking-new functionality for better design in the 2021 release. Get the scoop.

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  • Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    We chat with Lund+Slaatto Architects to explore how they apply rigor without sacrificing speed when bringing architectural ideas to life.

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Auto-Text8:01

    Let's Talk LayOut: Auto-Text

    Increase your efficiency with super simple and customizable Auto-Text tags.

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  • 10 tips for modeling large design projects

    10 tips for modeling large design projects

    Ever wondered how design professionals manage to create gorgeous but more importantly functional models? (Ones that don’t take an age to load up and orbit?!) Well, wonder no more! We gleaned ten top

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  • Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    With expert knowledge in SketchUp and architecture, Paul shows us how he created an engaging way to interact with his city’s history and culture using digital tools.

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Masking10:11

    Let's Talk LayOut: Masking

    Learn three different ways to mask your design: clipping mask, opaque mask, and transparent mask. Each approach provides a different way to mask geometry in layout, highlighting and masking elements o

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  • Preserving history with 3D model archives

    Preserving history with 3D model archives

    We dive into CBT Solutions' 3D modeling archiving project for Ilshin Spinning Co., a 1930’s factory set on a historic site that manufactured cotton, blended yarns, knit, and fabrics.

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  • Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Check out this great introductory webinar to real-time visualization using Enscape and SketchUp.

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  • Become a SketchUp ninja with our self-paced tutorials.

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Importing Files9:28

    Let's Talk LayOut: Importing Files

    Let's talk LayOut! In this video, we are looking at how to import files other than SketchUp files into LayOut.

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  • Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Taking it to the next level, John discusses his latest piece of technology and how it helps him increase efficiency.

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  • Building a new house with limited space

    Building a new house with limited space

    Trying to build a new house from the ground up can be a daunting but rewarding task. That’s why Redfin reached out to the experts in home design to provide you with ways to optimize the design.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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  • Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    We’re going to use SketchUp and some extensions to find out how sunlight falls on (and in) your courtyard and how to optimize the design of your courtyard for optimal daylight.

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  • Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    The third design brief in our series on High-Performance Design: learn how analysis revealed strategies for our case study design.

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Stacking Viewports7:47

    Let's Talk LayOut: Stacking Viewports

    We're still working our way through LayOut! A question that keeps coming up is how to stack viewports. Stacking viewports allows you to make portions of one viewport visible over another and it also a

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  • Orbiting into foam pits at Woodward

    Orbiting into foam pits at Woodward

    When using SketchUp in your next architecture project you have many tools at your fingertips. Using Google Earth with SketchUp will bring your project to life.

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