How long does it take you to model a building in SketchUp? Ok, how about a city block of buildings? How about two dozen city blocks, including all streets, sidewalks, buildings, water and trees? If your answer is "More than 6 mouse clicks," then you NEED to check out this episode of Extension Inspection! Check out PlaceMaker on Extension Warehouse.
Time to make your own scale figure! First step is to import an image so that you can trace yourself into 2D...
SketchUp expert, Eric Sargeant, uses SketchUp to create an interactive virtual art exhibit for the San Jose Museum of Art.
Check out this great introductory webinar to real-time visualization using Enscape and SketchUp.
Any 3D enthusiast can add these to their workflow to improve productivity and speed up modeling.
What's your architectural vision? We sat down with Henry Goss from The Boundary and discuss the architectural fundamentals into his elaborate illustrations.
Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.
We sit down with McCarthy Building Companies’ VDC Manager, Shannon Lightfoot, to discuss how they leverage Trimble across the entire lifecycle of their construction projects.
StudioJDK shows how designers understand, develop, and communicate big idea architecture with the broader SketchUp community.
Mortenson Construction is taking the lead with virtual mockups. See how they've pioneered the use of virtual reality to sell projects and solve design problems.
We give you a few tips on how to optimize your large SketchUp model to prevent it from being too slow while you are working on it.
We speak to surfer, programmer and climbing gym designer Maciej Fijalkowski about the current state of the VR industry and the story behind the VR Sketch extension.
Trying to work inside a completed model? Try using Section Planes as a temporary tool to peek and work inside your model, unimpeded by the front half of your building or project.
Did you know that when you draw a circle the corners that meet the axis are called cardinal points? If you click on those cardinal points, you can quickly and easily resize your circle.
Trying to edit your geometry? Simplify your process by selecting your outer group, choosing Outliner, and then navigating into your nested group.
After learning SketchUp from a friend in Valencia, Spain, Alejandro Soriano is now an accomplished 3D modelling expert and a renowned architectural visualist.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. VDC Manager Virtual 3D mock-ups are created to represent the actual physical mock-up to be constructed later in the project. They are used as a means to coordinate c
Trying to use shadows in your SketchUp model? Follow along in this quick win as we show you how to create a shadow study template using shadows and scenes in 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.
Ryan Companies is an all-in-one shop that includes development, real estate management, architecture, engineering, and construction. See how the team coordinates with different departments.
Check out Skimp, the new extension from mind.sight.studios. Skimp simplifies meshes and speeds up the importing of complex files into SketchUp! Get a copy of Skimp at: https://skimp4sketchup.com/
It’s much more common for designers to use SketchUp as part of their working process. We sit down with StudioJDK to get a better sense of exactly how these incredible compositions come together.