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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes
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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes

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by Steven Holzner
 

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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp™ 8 in 10 Minutes

Steven Holzner

Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons you’ll learn all you need to use Google’s free SketchUp 8 to create pro-quality 3D models of

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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp™ 8 in 10 Minutes

Steven Holzner

Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons you’ll learn all you need to use Google’s free SketchUp 8 to create pro-quality 3D models of practically anything!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Quickly get up and running with SketchUp 8
  • Draw basic figures with the Rectangle, Circle, Polygon, and Arc tools
  • Create freehand drawings of any shape
  • Incorporate text into your models–even 3D text
  • Convert 2D models to 3D using Push/Pull, Move, Rotate, and other tools
  • Control your view of 3D objects with Orbit, Pan, and Zoom
  • Accurately measure lengths and angles
  • Create construction guides with Tape Measure, Dimensioning, and the Protractor
  • Organize your models into components and groups
  • Paint SketchUp objects in realistic colors
  • Scale your models simply by dragging your mouse
  • Use the innovative Follow-Me tool to quickly create complex 3D models
  • Instantly repeat edges and surfaces at offsets from the original
  • Draw cross-sections through any surface

Category: Graphics & Design

Covers: Google SketchUp 8 Free Edition

User Level: Beginning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672335471
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
1,370,919
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, specializing in online topics such as Google Buzz, Gmail, and more. He’s been a contributing editor of PC Magazine and has specialized in online computing for many years. His books have sold more than 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 18 languages. Steve graduated from MIT and earned his PhD at Cornell. He’s been a very popular member of the faculty at both MIT and Cornell, teaching thousands of students over the years. He also runs his own software company and teaches weeklong classes to corporate programmers around the country.

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