Some times you like a texture, but need a different shade or hue on an item. Let Josh show you how to shift those color values in this week's Quick Win!
Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 2
Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project ...
[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
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.
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?
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.
Mechanical design for everyone: SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling
An easy mechanical design for everyone is SpaceClaim's newest 3D direct modeling application.
[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.
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.
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
SketchUp Essential Guide
Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.
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
[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
[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
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
[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
[Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components - Part 6
It's part 6 of our dynamic component series. For this part, we are going to show the interaction of different pieces inside of a SketchUp model with dynamic components. For this tutorial, we are going
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
[Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 2
This is part 2 in our Dynamic Components series. In this Skill Builder, we're going to build upon part 1 and create a dynamic cube shape with different controls. If you haven't seen part 1 yet, chec
[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
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
[Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components - Part 5