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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    For architects, getting your degree simply is the beginning of a difficult journey of achieving a career as an Architect. Here's Adam Osterhoff's experience.

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  • [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework0:57

    [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework

    Did you know that you can have more than one edge color in your model? This comes in handy when tracing over CAD linework in SketchUp. Follow along as we show you how to do this! Get more awesome tip

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  • How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    CAD files (specifically .dwg files) are ubiquitous in the design/build world. So what happens when you bring those CAD files into SketchUp?

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  • Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Architecture 2030 issued a challenge to fight against climate change. Nathan Kipnis helps us demystify the finer points of architecture and planning by 2030.

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  • Conceptual Rendering – Joseph Kim | 3D Basecamp 201857:56

    Conceptual Rendering – Joseph Kim | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Architectural Designer & Technology Enthusiast When a design is moving forward quickly, it is crucial to obtain approvals and feedback from clients and stakeholders.

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  • [Quick Win] How to compose a view in SketchUp0:58

    [Quick Win] How to compose a view in SketchUp

    Fine-tune your viewing options in SketchUp using the Position Camera and Look Around tool. Follow along as we show you how to compose a custom view.

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  • From concept design to construction with Northpower Stålhallar

    From concept design to construction with Northpower Stålhallar

    Northpower Stålhallar, a construction company based in Sweden builds industrial warehouses using SketchUp from concept design all the way to the construction phase.

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  • From design brief to winning pitch with SketchUp — Part 1

    From design brief to winning pitch with SketchUp — Part 1

    Pitching for a new project is one of the most parts of the design process. Creativity needs to flow but deadlines are around the corner.

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  • [Season 1, Episode 9] SketchUp Talk: Exclusively SketchUp with Nick Sonder

    [Season 1, Episode 9] SketchUp Talk: Exclusively SketchUp with Nick Sonder

    On this episode of SketchUp talk, Nick Sonder discusses the transition from AutoCAD to SketchUp, his unique designs, and his opinion on native tools vs. extensions.

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  • [Skill Builder] Bringing in imagery in SketchUp: Image, Match Photo, Watermark10:23

    [Skill Builder] Bringing in imagery in SketchUp: Image, Match Photo, Watermark

    Inspired by Joshua Cohen's 3D Basecamp presentation, we dive into the 3 different ways you can bring in imagery, how they are different, and which ones you should use and when.

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