Architectural Design with SketchUp Book Cover Welcome to the companion site to Alexander C. Schreyer's book "Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting
(2nd Edition)"

Browse the Companion Pages and the Blog & Tutorials to learn more about the book and read my latest posts. You can also find the most recent SketchUp News from all over the web here. Register using the form in the sidebar to discuss SketchUp in the community Groups.

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Calculating Summed-up Volumes with Ruby

June 11, 2014


  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 […]

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Second edition of “Architectural Design with SketchUp” is now available!

October 26, 2015 in News Blog


I am very excited to be announcing the release of the second edition of my book “Architectural Design with SketchUp” today! For this edition, I went back through the text and updated and improved a lot of content. As before, my main goal was to keep it relevant for as large a variety of SketchUp users as possible and […]

SketchUp 2016 is Out!

November 23, 2015 in News Blog


Last week I was busy talking about SketchUp at the ABX 2015 conference in Boston, so I didn’t get a chance to write this post until now. Therefore, let me at this point announce (with a slight delay) that SketchUp 2016 is out!!! Yay! The Trimble folks released it across all languages and both Make and Pro […]

Better modeling for 3D Warehouse – and anywhere

October 7, 2015 in Tutorials

Just a quick heads-up: The SketchUp folks just posted a set of videos that explain how to create better models for sharing on the 3D Warehouse. I am linking to the videos and post here because I have way too often come across models where the scale was off, the component nesting didn’t make sense, textures […]

Second Edition of “Architectural Design with SketchUp” is almost here!

September 26, 2015 in News Blog


After the success of the first edition of my SketchUp book, I went back through the text for the second edition and updated quite a bit of content. My main goal was to keep it highly relevant for as large a variety of SketchUp users as possible and at the same time provide thorough yet easy to follow […]

SketchUp Basecamp 2016 Announced

September 24, 2015 in News Blog


The folks at SketchUp just today announced 3D Basecamp 2016, their next iteration of this user conference. After last time in Vail, this event will be a bit further in the mountains, in Steamboat Springs, CO, and it’ll take place in June. As always, It’ll be an amazing venue for learning more about SketchUp and meeting […]

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