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.
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 agile to building design
Applying agile to building design could potentially lead to great benefits for any discipline. This article explores applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.
3D for construction: delivering quality & efficiency with Barton Malow
Barton Malow heads toward its next century of success with the goal of reimagining the construction industry through innovation.
Project Management Modeling at Trilogy Partners: Part I
In this two-part interview, we introduce Trilogy’s approach to using a virtual model as the basis for project management across architectural, interior design, engineering, and construction.
Custom Home Designers Utilize SketchUp for Brilliant Results
Trilogy Partners (http://trilogybuilds.com) centers their design/build process around client centered design. Using what he calls Project Management Modeling (PMM), CEO and Owner of Trilogy Michael Ra
From concept design to construction with Northpower Stålhallar
Northpower Stålhallar, a construction company based in Sweden builds industrial warehouses using SketchUp from concept design all the way to the construction phase.
Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1
Turner Construction uses SketchUp for several managerial processes. Visit the blog on Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1 for more information.
Optimize your workflow with a library of custom third-party extensions.
[Season 2, Episode 1] SketchUp Talk: History and current state of BIM
Let's talk about BIM! Building Information Modeling is a big deal in the building industry and SketchUp is a big part of BIM.
Store, view, share, and access project information from anywhere with access to unlimited cloud storage.
Collaboration best practices in SketchUp
Collaborating on a model in SketchUp with several team members? We have some best practices and tips to make sure your collaboration efforts don't get lost. Follow along as Aaron illustrates workflows
SketchUp Essential Guide
Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.
Creating the 3D constructible model for a six-story, wood-framed building
Can you build a six-story, wood-framed building in SketchUp? Yes, you can. Just ask John Brock, custom home builder, and designer.
[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
[Season 2, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: The digital transformation in construction
Do you know the history of SketchUp? Listen in as we sit down with Roz Buick, Senior Vice President of Trimble Buildings, to talk about how SketchUp fits into Trimble, the role Trimble plays in the co
[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
Design at Starbucks: Brewing the right stuff
Starbucks' approach to design and decision-making with managing director of design David Daniels.
[Quick Win] Modifying geometry with the erase tool
Did you know you can use the Erase tool to select geometry for modification? This quick win comes in from SketchUp forum user, @MikeWayzovski. Follow along as Aaron clicks, drags, and selects the area
The edge of architectural visualization at Gensler