This is the companion page for Chapter 1 of the book Architectural Design with SketchUp.

From the Book

This introductory chapter of Architectural Design with SketchUp introduces the book and lays out how you can work with it. It also introduces SketchUp as a design tool and explores the various ways in which you can use this software for a wide range of professional (or personal) work.

You can preview this chapter for free here.

Go beyond the book:

Check out my tutorials on this site in the SketchUp Basics category.

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

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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.

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