SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Four Simple Rules to Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately

SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Four Simple Rules to Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately

by David Heim

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940611686
Publisher: Spring House Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 498,061
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Heim is a veteran book and magazine editor specializing in woodworking. After a 28-year career at Consumer Reports , he moved to Fine Woodworking magazine. David has been writing about and teaching SketchUp for many years, and never begins any project until he has previewed it in SketchUp first. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Versions and Virtues of SketchUp 8

1 The Workspace and the Tools 16

2 Begin Making Boards 26

3 1st Rule: Always Work with Components 36

4 2nd Rule: Draw Once, Make as Many Copies as You Need 44

5 3rd Rule: Keep Measuring and Moving to a Minimum 50

6 4th Rule: Work in SketchUp as You Do in the Shop 58

7 How to Add Dimensions and Print Plans 66

8 Intersecting: How to Make One Shape From Two 74

9 Master the Follow Me Tool 84

10 How to Work with Images You Bring into SketchUp 96

11 The Best Plugins for SketchUp 102

12 A Few Words about Rendering 108

Appendix: Where to Go for More Information 112

Index 114

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