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  • Creating the 3D constructible model for a six-story, wood-framed building

    Creating the 3D constructible model for a six-story, wood-framed building

    Can you build a six-story, wood-framed building in SketchUp? Yes, you can. Just ask John Brock, custom home builder, and designer.

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  • The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates

    The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates

    We speak to Jason Li and Charles Corley, about how virtual design & construction complements an integrated project design and delivery approach.

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  • Project Management Modeling at Trilogy Partners: Part I

    Project Management Modeling at Trilogy Partners: Part I

    In this two-part interview, we introduce Trilogy’s approach to using a virtual model as the basis for project management across architectural, interior design, engineering, and construction.

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  • Bob Lang, Woodworker

    Bob Lang, Woodworker

    Woodworker Bob Land knows how costly mistakes can be and how important it is to perfect designs before construction. Find out how SketchUp can increase your project efficiency.

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  • Workplace design in SketchUp with M Moser Associates2:47

    Workplace design in SketchUp with M Moser Associates

    M Moser Associates, a commercial interior design firm, has embraced SketchUp as an enterprise-wide design and communications tool for every stage of workplace design, development, and construction. Se

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  • 3D Basecamp 2016 – Empirical Sketching for As Built Modeling54:55

    3D Basecamp 2016 – Empirical Sketching for As Built Modeling

    Model it right; build it right. Whether you’re designing for custom casework, CNC projects, construction assemblies, or set designs, modeling something the way it will be built helps you better unders

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  • 3D Basecamp 2016 – Smart Modeling for Complex Construction Documents1:27:01

    3D Basecamp 2016 – Smart Modeling for Complex Construction Documents

    Intimidated by the idea of using SketchUp and LayOut to design and document a complex, custom home? Overwhelmed by the endless number of extensions available? Learn how to manage a complex project usi

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  • Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction3:17

    Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction

    For years Mortenson Construction has been an industry leader in using technology to improve customer experiences and build world class facilities. We paid them a visit to check out some of the gorgeou

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  • 3D Warehouse: Uploading Models2:35

    3D Warehouse: Uploading Models

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  • Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction

    Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction

    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.

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  • 3D Basecamp 2020: Come to learn. Stay to play.

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  • 3D for construction: delivering quality & efficiency with Barton Malow

    3D for construction: delivering quality & efficiency with Barton Malow

    Barton Malow heads toward its next century of success with the goal of reimagining the construction industry through innovation.

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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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  • SketchUp LayOut

    SketchUp LayOut

    From 3D model to 2D drawings, translate your true design intent.

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  • Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1

    Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1

    Turner Construction uses SketchUp for several managerial processes. Visit the blog on Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1 for more information.

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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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  • Big CAD in SketchUp – Duane Addy | 3D Basecamp 201848:34

    Big CAD in SketchUp – Duane Addy | 3D Basecamp 2018

    What does it look like to deploy SketchUp on a $300 million project? What about switching a $300 million business from traditional CAD to SketchUp? Duane Addy, Creative Director at Jayman Built, creat

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  • Pro Case Study: Safety Training with Turner Construction, Part 3

    Pro Case Study: Safety Training with Turner Construction, Part 3

    Turner Construction uses SketchUp Pro's 3D warehouse for safety and ease-of-use. Check out their Pro Case Study on Safety Training with Turner Construction Part 3.

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  • [Quick Win] Use Section Planes to view inside a completed model0:49

    [Quick Win] Use Section Planes to view inside a completed model

    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.

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  • [Quick Win] Editing components using the modifier tool0:53

    [Quick Win] Editing components using the modifier tool

    Have you ever needed to modify geometry that is deeply nested within a SketchUp model? If that item is a component, you can use the modifier key to move a copy of that object out of the model to edit

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  • Constructability Modeling – John Brock | 3D Basecamp 201859:07

    Constructability Modeling – John Brock | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Estimator for SketchUp, LLC estimatorforsketchup.com “Constructability is a project management technique to review construction processes from start to finish during pre-construction phase. It

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