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  • Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design could potentially lead to great benefits for any discipline. This article explores applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • SketchUp LayOut

    SketchUp LayOut

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • [Skill Builder] How to get the best performance with a large model8:38

    [Skill Builder] How to get the best performance with a large model

    Using inspiration from Matthew Nicholl's 2018 3D Basecamp presentation, 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 i

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  • [Quick Win] Using Outliner to navigate into nested groups0:52

    [Quick Win] Using Outliner to navigate into nested groups

    Trying to edit your geometry? Simplify your process by selecting your outer group, choosing Outliner, and then navigating into your nested group. Follow along as we show you how to do this in SketchUp

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  • Mortenson: Sports, Mechanical, and Medical VR Workflow12:11

    Mortenson: Sports, Mechanical, and Medical VR Workflow

    Taylor from Mortenson goes through their implementations of virtual reality for a number of different applications. http://mortenson.com http://sketchup.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sketchup https:

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