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

  • 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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  • 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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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut10:50

    Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut

    Introducing our series on LayOut! Don't worry you don't have to watch them all to understand LayOut and use it: pick and choose what you want to learn. In this video, we show you how LayOut is set up

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  • Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    We’re proud to announce a SketchUp integration with the new Scan Essentials extension from Trimble.

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  • [Quick Win] Get rid of interior geometry0:57

    [Quick Win] Get rid of interior geometry

    Get rid of your interior geometry by deleting, selecting, undoing, and deleting. Thank you to forum user Eneroth3 for this Quick Win tip!

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  • Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Our friends over at SketchUp Brasil hosted a design challenge where participants had to develop an affordable ‘Tiny House’ concept constructed from recycled shipping containers.

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