Something you want to keep an eye on when you are modeling in SketchUp is your unused items such as unused layers and unused components. Too many unused items can bog down your SketchUp models and make them slow to work with. Follow along in this Quick Win to see how to purge your unused.
Taking inspiration from a 2018 3D Basecamp presentation, Aaron takes a closer look at the extension, Solid ...
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
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.
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 could potentially lead to great benefits for any discipline. This article explores applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.
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
Barton Malow heads toward its next century of success with the goal of reimagining the construction industry through innovation.
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.
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
Northpower Stålhallar, a construction company based in Sweden builds industrial warehouses using SketchUp from concept design all the way to the construction phase.
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
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.
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.
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
Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.
Can you build a six-story, wood-framed building in SketchUp? Yes, you can. Just ask John Brock, custom home builder, and designer.
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
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
Trying to edit your geometry? Simplify your process by selecting your outer group, choosing Outliner, and then navigating into your nested group.