Engineering

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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] 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. Follow along a

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  • Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 28:48

    Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 2

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • [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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  • Facebook Live: 3D Printing (June 21, 2017)45:50

    Facebook Live: 3D Printing (June 21, 2017)

    Admit it: 3D printing is pretty freakin' cool. Join your two favorite SketchUp pros to get the inside scoop! http://sketchup.com/ http://forums.sketchup.com https://facebook.com/sketchup https://twit

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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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  • Lumos Solar: Changing the Perception of Solar Energy with SketchUp and 3D Warehouse3:30

    Lumos Solar: Changing the Perception of Solar Energy with SketchUp and 3D Warehouse

    Boulder, CO based Lumos Solar (http://lumossolar.com) aims to turn solar panels into aesthetic and functional design elements. Communicating their design intentions with SketchUp and 3D Warehouse enc

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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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  • We've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut: See what's new in 2019.2!

    We've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut: See what's new in 2019.2!

    We're excited to announce we've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut for 2019. We've worked hard to update our top features, so see what's new for our 2019 update.

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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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  • Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 315:15

    Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 3

    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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  • [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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