Chapter 1 – Introduction

This introductory chapter describes the book’s content and lays out how SketchUp fits into the designer’s toolbox. It also provides some general information about SketchUp.

You can preview it for free here.

SketchUp Models In This Chapter:

Below are two of the models that you can explore interactively in your browser (click and drag to orbit):

View and download all models from this chapter on the 3D Warehouse.

Links In This Chapter:

Updated links will be listed here:

Sample Videos From This Chapter:

There are no videos available for this chapter.

Next Steps:

  • Check out the News Blog to keep up with SketchUp news.
  • Chapter 2 covers SketchUp 3D modeling basics, work organization and introduces you to resources such as community websites and discussion forums.

Discuss Your Work:

You can discuss general SketchUp topics with me and other users on this site in the following groups:

SketchUp for Architecture Group
SketchUp for Construction Group