Engineering

From mechanical components to 3D printing, we give you the tools and inspo to make what you imagine.

  • Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    We’re proud to announce a SketchUp integration with the new Scan Essentials extension from Trimble.

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  • Using Glowforge, 3D printing, and SketchUp to create custom keyboards

    Using Glowforge, 3D printing, and SketchUp to create custom keyboards

    As a hobbyist maker and a general fan of technology, Kevin decided to build two split ortholinear keyboards to help with his tendinitis.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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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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  • [Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 113:47

    [Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 1

    Dynamic components aren't something that will fit into one Skill Builder. This is part 1 of our dynamic components series. In this video, we will dive into what dynamic components are and give you a l

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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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  • Mechanical design for everyone: SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling

    Mechanical design for everyone: SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling

    An easy mechanical design for everyone is SpaceClaim's newest 3D direct modeling application.

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  • [Skill Builder]  Building a 3D model from a 2D DXF file6:08

    [Skill Builder] Building a 3D model from a 2D DXF file

    Check out this tip from 3D Basecamp 2018 presenter Dave Cooperstein from his presentation: Lateral Thinking.

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    SketchUp Essentials Guide

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

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  • Live Modeling Machine Parts in SketchUp!2:13:52

    Live Modeling Machine Parts in SketchUp!

    In this live session, we model complete machine parts. You're sure to pick up some engineering workflow tips and tricks.

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  • Designing for mechanical engineering at Stangl Associates

    Designing for mechanical engineering at Stangl Associates

    Mitchel Stangl shows us how SketchUp's intuitive operator interface has reduced modeling time and the Mechanical Engineering Industry's carbon footprint.

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  • Modeling Assemblies with Screws in SketchUp Live!2:33:50

    Modeling Assemblies with Screws in SketchUp Live!

    In this live session, we model detailed assemblies with screws. You're sure to pick up some workflow tips and tricks.

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  • Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 19:51

    Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 1

    Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. This is P

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  • [Skill Builder] Modeling a Hinge9:35

    [Skill Builder] Modeling a Hinge

    Follow along as we give you some great modeling tips and tricks to help you design a hinge.

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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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  • [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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  • Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut10:50

    Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut

    Introducing our series on LayOut! Don't worry you don't have to watch them all to understand LayOut and use it: pick and choose what you want to learn. In this video, we show you how LayOut is set up

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  • [Quick Win] Resizing your circle with cardinal points0:45

    [Quick Win] Resizing your circle with cardinal points

    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.

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  • AutoCAD to SketchUp – Larry Zent | 3D Basecamp 201859:42

    AutoCAD to SketchUp – Larry Zent | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Design Time, LLC Owner www.design-time.net/ Are you using SketchUp only here and there in your workflow? Would you like to make it the main tool that gets the job done? Or maybe you work with

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  • [Skill Builder] Tips for working with small geometry5:30

    [Skill Builder] Tips for working with small geometry

    Having a hard time making edits or changes to small geometry in your SketchUp model? Follow along as we show you how to use the scale-up method as a workaround for dealing with smaller geometry. Thank

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