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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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Christmas / Holiday Card Tutorial Now Available

January 7, 2013

Happy New Year everyone!!! Now that my Christmas / Holiday Card is “so last year”, it is time to reveal how it was made. For a tutorial (that also includes the Ruby script I used for it), go to the SketchUcation.com website. You can find the tutorial there. http://sketchucation.com/resources/tutorials/48-advanced/306-scripting-a-christmas-card-with-ruby

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 […]

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 […]

Making Everything 3D-Printable

May 20, 2015 in News Blog, Tutorials

One of the hardest tasks with 3D printing with SketchUp is often making something that has not been modeled properly 3D printable. This means that whatever geometry you are given needs to be turned into a “watertight” or “manifold” solid. In SketchUp there are a bunch of extensions that help with this task (namely Solid […]

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