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What makes a great 3D Warehouse model? A checklist...
Ever wonder what makes for a great 3D warehouse model in SketchUp? We have a checklist for that.
How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students
A top academic in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, Dr. Nadia Amoroso focuses her work and her teaching methodology on visual representation, urban design, and creative mapping.
10 tips for modeling large design projects
Ever wondered how design professionals manage to create gorgeous but more importantly functional models? (Ones that don’t take an age to load up and orbit?!) Well, wonder no more! We gleaned ten top
Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp
To celebrate our users across the globe, we traveled the interwebs and pulled together a collection of all the places your projects are taking shape.
From new builds to renovations: creating beautiful residential landscape designs
Running his own boutique residential landscape architecture firm, Tristan Peirce Landscape Architecture, and handles all aspects of the design to bring clients’ dreams into reality.
Winning with 3D: A study of 5 Ramboll landscape architecture projects
Ever wondered how global firms use 3D technology to collaborate, win bids, and develop great work?
[Quick Win] Rotated Axis Scenes for a CAD workflow
Have you ever used the rectangle tool to fill in areas of a CAD floorplan? If you have, then you know how easy it is. That is until you get to the part of the plan that is no longer orthogonal. We hav
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?
[Skill Builder] Add water to your landscape
Turn your landscape drawings up a notch by adding water throughout. In this SketchUp Skill Builder, we show you how to add bodies of water to your landscape designs. Is this the kind of workflow you g
Top Tips for Landscape Architecture
Landscape architect and SketchUp expert Daniel Tal highlights some top tips to help streamline your landscape architecture workflow in SketchUp. With years of experience, he will guide you on best pra
[Quick Win] Using Smoove and pre-select to create ridges and valleys
We all know that the Smoove tool is great for making landscapes and organic shapes by moving circular sections up and down. BUT did you know you can create ridges and valleys that are not in a circula
SketchUp Essential Guide
Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.
[Skill Builder] Detailing water in your landscape design
Last week we took a landscape design and used water materials to intersect the geometry. This week we take it a step further...and add some detail! Follow along as we show you how to make your water l
[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
The low-poly landscape: a conversation with BIGO
Rodrigo Oliveira Cerci is a low-poly illustration artist from São Paulo, Brazil. Today we get to know this incredibly talented illustrator and game artist.
[Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers
Sometimes when a model is geo-located people get confused at what they are looking at. Follow along as we show you how to take your imported image, unlock it, and edit it.
[Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers
Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to layer toggling? Suggested by forum user Wo3dan, we show you how to use geo-locate layers to create a layer system that you can toggle between.
Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp
From traditional drafting in an architecture class to designing large commercial outdoor experiences, we check in with Brandon Reed from LOFTSIXFOUR.
[Skill Builder] Making landscape contour lines from a smooth mesh
Take those landscape models up a notch with this week's Skill Builder. Follow along as we run through the process of taking a smooth mesh and breaking it down into contour lines for a landscape model.
[Skill Builder] How to use the Drape tool on a landscape plan
Coming to you from a customer request, we show you how to use the Drape tool in Sandbox on a flat landscaping plan --- only using native SketchUp tools! Follow along and turn your flat landscaping pla
3D modeling for landscape architecture with Ramboll