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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: 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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What to do with Plugins in SketchUp 2013?

May 24, 2013

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So now that you have upgraded to SketchUp 2013 you should be facing the question: What to do with SketchUp’s plugins in this release. After all, when you started the new software for the first time, it likely only had the default plugins installed that Trimble released with it. But there was also a new […]

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

October 26, 2015 in News Blog

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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 […]

2016 SketchUp 3D Basecamp Recap

June 17, 2016 in News Blog

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Tip: Once the 360-degree viewer loads, click and drag the image above to explore Steamboat Springs! I just returned from Trimble’s 2016 3D Basecamp, SketchUp’s biannual user conference, which this year was held in Colorado’s super-beautiful resort of Steamboat Springs. This year’s iteration, which drew over 600 participants, featured five days of presentations, lots of industry […]

Scripting 101: Learn to Code with SketchUp (my 2016 #3DBasecamp presentation)

June 15, 2016 in Tutorials

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This page provides some additional information for my presentation at the 2016 3D Basecamp on Wednesday, June 15th 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in Sleeping Giant Description: Get your hour of code right here, right inside SketchUp! Learn the basics of coding with SketchUp’s Ruby language during this talk with just a few, easy-to-follow exercises. Coding […]

Information Modeling in SketchUp: An Overview (my 2016 #3DBasecamp presentation)

June 13, 2016 in Tutorials

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This page provides some additional information for my presentation at the 2016 3D Basecamp on.Monday, June 13th 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm in Sleeping Giant Description: Counter to popular belief, SketchUp can do much more than just “sketching”. This session dives deeper into the software, exploring techniques for creating parametric, data-loaded Dynamic Components, deploying the […]

Read SketchUp News in Style!

February 16, 2016 in News Blog

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  Instead of browsing the internet for SketchUp news, install my SketchUp News Viewer extension and read everything right in SketchUp. You can find out more about the nicer, newer interface on alexschreyer.net.

How to best prepare your SketchUp models for Sketchfab.com

February 10, 2016 in Tutorials

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There are nowadays quite a few ways in which we can share a SketchUp model with the world, thanks to a technology that is built right into most modern browsers: WebGL. One example is Trimble’s 3D Warehouse, where an uploaded model becomes an interactive one just by clicking on a small icon: Other web services expand […]

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