Engineering

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

  • SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    The SketchUp 2021 brings new tools and features to your workflow so you can design delightfully on an informed foundation.

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  • A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    As our brand and products have evolved, so has our suite of product logos.

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  • PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    SketchUp’s cooked up some brand-spanking-new functionality for better design in the 2021 release. Get the scoop.

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  • 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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  • [Quick Win] Quicker Results in Sefaira0:57

    [Quick Win] Quicker Results in Sefaira

    In this video, we're going to walk you through how you can separate out your daylight and energy analysis to get quicker results in Sefaira for SketchUp.

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  • Preserving history with 3D model archives

    Preserving history with 3D model archives

    We dive into CBT Solutions' 3D modeling archiving project for Ilshin Spinning Co., a 1930’s factory set on a historic site that manufactured cotton, blended yarns, knit, and fabrics.

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Importing Files9:28

    Let's Talk LayOut: Importing Files

    Let's talk LayOut! In this video, we are looking at how to import files other than SketchUp files into LayOut.

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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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  • 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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  • [Quick Win] Identifying Usage Tags in Sefaira0:56

    [Quick Win] Identifying Usage Tags in Sefaira

    In this video, we are going to talk about how you can identify whether your walls, doors, floors, windows or roofs have been tagged properly for Sefaira within SketchUp.

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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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  • [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

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

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

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  • Let's Talk LayOut: Auto-Text8:01

    Let's Talk LayOut: Auto-Text

    Increase your efficiency with super simple and customizable Auto-Text tags.

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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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