With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers , any woodworker can download SketchUp and be drawing helpful, detailed woodworking plans like a pro in no time at all.
An affordable, simple, and powerful 3-D design program, SketchUp can be used to create models and plans for anything a creative mind can imagine, especially simple to elaborate woodworking projects and plans. After many years of using SketchUp, David Heim, an expert woodworker and writer, has developed a simple set of rules for success that will guide you in mastering this potent program. With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers , any woodworker can download SketchUp at breakfast and be drawing detailed and useful plans by dinnertime. Easy-to-understand instructions, screen shots, and step-by-step projects make it easy to unleash the valuable benefits of SketchUp to create the models and plans that will transform your woodworking design process and elevate your woodworking output.
|Publisher:||Spring House Press|
|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