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Architectural Design with SketchUp Book Cover Welcome to the companion site to Alexander C. Schreyer's book "Architectural Design with SketchUp."

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Why Component-Based Modeling Makes Sense

November 10, 2014 in Tutorials

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As I describe in chapter 3 of my book, a component-based modeling workflow makes a lot of sense. It allows you to use a hierarchical model organization, work with attributes, dynamic components and – most recently – Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). I covered this approach at Trimble’s SketchUp 3D Basecamp in Vail earlier this year. You can […]

What’s New With SketchUp 2015

November 8, 2014 in News

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This is What’s New… Depending on who you ask and how those people use SketchUp, it is quite likely that they will hone in on different favorite elements in the 2015 release of SketchUp, which came out just this week and parallel to Trimble’s Dimensions user conference in Las Vegas (which I attended, hence the late […]

Calculating Summed-up Volumes with Ruby

June 11, 2014 in Tutorials

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  I received an email a few days ago by someone who needed to calculate volumes and face areas in SketchUp for the purpose of estimating. I suggested doing this in a few lines with Ruby and as it turns out, it is pretty easy as long as the objects that need to be summed […]

Time for an Update!

June 11, 2014 in News

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It’s time for me to start working on an update to the “Architectural Design with SketchUp” book. While I already have several ideas for changes, I would love to hear from my current readers what they think should be changed, which new content should be added etc. Feel free to reply in the comments below […]

SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014 Recap

May 1, 2014 in News

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Now that the semester is winding down, I can finally look back and post about the great SketchUp 3D Basecamp conference that happened 4/14-4/16 this year in Vail, Colorado. As in years past, this was a meeting of SketchUp users, plugin authors, technology vendors, and, of course, all the makers of SketchUp. What was especially […]

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