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The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut

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Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design

If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will ...

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Overview

Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design

If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs.

The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods.

  • Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of design
  • Guides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentation
  • Includes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tips
  • Provides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118290149
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 193,212
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL BRIGHTMAN is President and Lead Instructor of Bright Ideas Consultants, a SketchUp authorized training center, where he teaches architecture, construction, engineering, and design firms how to leverage SketchUp 3D models in their workflows. A frequent teacher and presenter on the topic, Mike also designs and creates dynamic 3D presentations and architectural drawings for a variety of clients and projects.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Starting the Flow 1

Chapter 1: Introduction 3

The Workflow 4

Who Should Read This Book? 5

What’s in This Book? 6

What Are the Prerequisites? 7

Free SketchUp or SketchUp Pro? 8

Online Content 9

Mental Preparation 10

SketchUp Portfolio 10

Chapter Points 19

Chapter 2: Building Information Modeling 20

What Is BIM? 20

SketchUp and LayOut as BIM 22

Filling in the BIM Blanks 28

The SketchUp Outlook 31

Chapter Points 32

Chapter 3: Project Management 33

Folders and Files 33

Cloud Storage 45

Archiving 45

Chapter Points 48

PART II: SketchUp 49

Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics 51

Five Core Concepts 51

Leveraging SketchUp 53

Creating Geometry 56

Advanced Inferencing 78

Organizing Geometry with Containers 82

Section Planes 93

Layers, Styles, and Scenes 95

Chapter Points 102

Chapter 5: The Professional’s SketchUp Template 104

Base Template 105

Model Info 105

Standard Layers 109

Styles 110

Utility Scenes 114

Chapter Points 122

Chapter 6: The Professional’s SketchUp Environment 123

Toolbars 123

Dialogs 125

System Preferences 127

Chapter Points 131

Chapter 7: SketchUp

Collections 132

Material Collection 132

Component Collections 137

Styles Collection 140

Chapter Points 142

Chapter 8: Ruby Scripts 143

Find Ruby Scripts 143

Installing Ruby Scripts 143

Using Ruby Scripts 144

Recommended Ruby Scripts 144

Chapter Points 146

PART III: LayOut 147

Chapter 9: Introduction to LayOut 149

What Is LayOut? 149

Why LayOut? 155

Chapter Points 158

Chapter 10: The LayOut Interface 159

Getting Started 160

Main Toolbar 161

Document Setup 162

Preferences Window 169

Inspectors 177

Chapter Points 191

Chapter 11: The Professional’s LayOut Environment 192

New Presentation 193

System Preferences 193

Custom Toolbars 197

Trays 199

Basic LayOut Template 201

Chapter Points 203

Chapter 12: LayOut Tools 204

Navigating LayOut 204

Drawing Tools 205

Annotation Tools 214

Modification Tools 220

Chapter Points 228

Chapter 13: LayOut Collections 229

Templates 229

Scrapbooks 235

Using Collections 248

Chapter Points 249

Chapter 14: Inserting Content 250

Working with SketchUp Models 250

Working with Images 254

Working with Text 256

Chapter Points 257

Part IV: The Architectural Design Process 259

Chapter 15: Site Analysis: Digital Site Survey 261

Geo-Location 263

Site Plan 267

Site Section 276

Final Drawings 278

Chapter Points 285

Chapter 16: Site Analysis: Building Context 286

The Project Site 286

Finding Nearby Buildings 289

Geo-Modeling 290

LayOut Diagrams 302

Chapter Points 303

Chapter 17: Site Analysis: Documenting an Existing Building 305

The Project 305

Recording Field Notes 312

The As-Built 3D Model 315

Working with Existing CAD Drawings 327

Chapter Points 327

Chapter 18: Schematic Design 328

Remodel Design 328

Project Types 330

Modeling Strategy 331

Objects 333

Exporting to CAD 335

Chapter Points 342

Chapter 19: Design Development Rendering 343

Populating a Scene 343

Rendering in SketchUp 346

Photorealistic Rendering 353

Chapter Points 356

Chapter 20: Construction Documents 357

Crucial Concepts for Documentation 357

Drawings 365

Annotations 379

Chapter Points 379

Index 381

Visit www.suexch.com for access to companion tutorial videos and other resources related to the book.

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