Architecture

From schematic design to construction documentation, we give you tips, inspo, and learning material to bring your projects to life with SketchUp.

  • 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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  • Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Any 3D enthusiast can add these to their workflow to improve productivity and speed up modeling.

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  • Applying lessons from software design to building services engineering

    Applying lessons from software design to building services engineering

    The philosophy of project managing teams of software engineers effectively is rich with new ideas. Unlike building project management, project management in software has focused on the micro.

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  • Architectural Blogging – Bob Borson | 3D Basecamp 20181:04:16

    Architectural Blogging – Bob Borson | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Malone Maxwell Borson Architects Architect http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com Social media isn't going away, and for most architects, it might even seem like a waste of company time and resources. In t

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  • Build the Impossible – Dave Cooperstein | 3D Basecamp 20181:02:33

    Build the Impossible – Dave Cooperstein | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Dave Cooperstein PGAV Destinations Architect / Senior Creative Designer http://www.pgavdestinations.com What do you do when someone puts a sketch of a turtle-shaped restaurant on your desk… or a cir

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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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  • Scaling the wall: a climbing gym comes to life in SketchUp

    Scaling the wall: a climbing gym comes to life in SketchUp

    The latest EVO Rock + Fitness climbine gym demonstrates one of the various uses for SketchUp. Read more about the architect and how SketchUp helped him create this project.

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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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  • [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 Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    Architecture firms are innovating by integrating new technologies into their every day practices. Find out more about these technologies here.

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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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  • Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Ever wondered how to go about optimising your building envelope? We’ve set out 5 steps every architect can follow to achieve a high-performance facade.

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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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  • Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    To celebrate our users across the globe, we traveled the interwebs and pulled together a collection of all the places your projects are taking shape.

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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. Follow along as we high

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  • Nine Workflow Tips from Classical Architectural Modelers

    Nine Workflow Tips from Classical Architectural Modelers

    Learn nine workflow tips for modeling urban spaces for 3D printing from Holygon founders Anders Lyhagen and Felix Heuman.

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  • [Skill Builder] Putting reflections in your windows

    [Skill Builder] Putting reflections in your windows

    Make your models look even more realistic with the addition of reflections in your windows…no post-processing necessary.

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  • SketchUp Essential Guide

    SketchUp Essential Guide

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

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  • Sefaira Architecture Demonstration32:09

    Sefaira Architecture Demonstration

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  • Nick Sonder, Architect2:19

    Nick Sonder, Architect

    → Seen on the SketchUp Blog here: http://blog.sketchup.com/sketchupdate/more-modeling-and-documentation-tips-sketchup-guru

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