Aaron Dietzen

When not supporting the sales team as a sales engineer, Aaron spends his free time designing things in SketchUp. That's it. That's all he does... oh, and he likes backpacking, skiing, drawing, painting, sculpting, and spending time with his family!

  • SketchUp Talk: Mastering SketchUp with Matt Donley

    SketchUp Talk: Mastering SketchUp with Matt Donley

    Need help mastering SketchUp? Matt Donley is the brains behind MasterSketchUp.com and today he shows us his personal journey from tradesman to online trainer!

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  • [Season 1, Episode 1] Introducing our new podcast: SketchUp Talk

    [Season 1, Episode 1] Introducing our new podcast: SketchUp Talk

    Your visual modeler just turned audible! Check out SketchUp Talk, the official podcast of SketchUp. An interview-based podcast about the world of 3D modeling.

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  • Making Places with PlaceMaker

    Making Places with PlaceMaker

    Learn about the incredible SketchUp extension that allows you to easily make places with PlaceMaker. Creating cities has never been this simple!

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  • Five things you need to know about Section Planes in SketchUp Pro

    Five things you need to know about Section Planes in SketchUp Pro

    Whether your experience with section planes in SketchUp is extensive or beginner, there certainly are a few things you do not know. Find out here.

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  • Soft vs. Smooth vs. Hidden Edges in SketchUp

    Soft vs. Smooth vs. Hidden Edges in SketchUp

    Having problems with your geometry? See how to create soft, smooth, and hidden edges in your SketchUp model.

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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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  • Hiding Things from Yourself

    Hiding Things from Yourself

    How to create a better workflow by hiding components in SketchUp that interfere with the design process.

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  • Making a custom mask with SketchUp!

    Making a custom mask with SketchUp!

    Design a custom Halloween mask with SketchUp.

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  • Get phenomenal DWG files out of LayOut 2017

    Get phenomenal DWG files out of LayOut 2017

    Working with other software? Our DWG and DWF outputs will help you fit SketchUp into your CAD workflow.

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  • Changing the colors of materials and faces in SketchUp

    Changing the colors of materials and faces in SketchUp

    Changing the colors of materials and faces in SketchUp is simple enough. However, what if you want to adjust all instances of a color?

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  • 3D Basecamp 2018: What You Missed

    3D Basecamp 2018: What You Missed

    3D Basecamp 2018 has ended and the best week of the year has come and gone. After nearly a year of hard work, we give you an inside look at what we have to show for it.

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  • Extension Inspection: TrueBend

    Extension Inspection: TrueBend

    The key to a great extension is simplicity. Extension-creator extraordinaire Thom Thom does not disappoint with this intuitive plugin: TrueBend.

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  • Multiple Profiles, One Follow Me

    Multiple Profiles, One Follow Me

    Learn how multiple profiles with One Follow Me can follow the same path with a single click in SketchUp and see why its the tool of choice for many.

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  • Importing and exporting in SketchUp Shop

    Importing and exporting in SketchUp Shop

    Learn about importing and exporting in SketchUp Shop, a useful tool for those who don't have SketchUp Pro. Follow our blog for more SketchUp Tips!

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  • Native Commands vs. Extensions: Modeling a Bag of Chips

    Native Commands vs. Extensions: Modeling a Bag of Chips

    Is it better to use Native Commands Vs. Extensions in SketchUp? Learn how to model a bag of chips by using only native SketchUp commands and extensions.

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  • Making a door and window schedule in SketchUp

    Making a door and window schedule in SketchUp

    Combine Advanced Attributes and Group By aggregation in Generate Report to create door and window schedules.

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  • 5 helpful extensions for architectural workflows

    5 helpful extensions for architectural workflows

    Extensions are wonderful and they help accelerate your workflow, but which ones help the most? These five extensions for architectural workflows should help.

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  • Extension Inspection: SketchFX

    Extension Inspection: SketchFX

    Take styles to the next level with the SketchFx extension in this extension inspection.

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  • [Season 2, Episode 4] SketchUp Talk: The DIY movement

    [Season 2, Episode 4] SketchUp Talk: The DIY movement

    In this SketchUp Talk episode, we talk DIY. What is DIY? We believe it is best described as a movement or a culture.

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  • [Season 2, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: The digital transformation in construction

    [Season 2, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: The digital transformation in construction

    Do you know the history of SketchUp? Listen in as we sit down with Roz Buick, Senior Vice President of Trimble Buildings, to talk about how SketchUp fits into Trimble, the role Trimble plays in the co

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