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  • Trimming solid objects (Video)

    In this video I use the example of a set of mitered beams to cover how to trim solid (i.e. volumetric 3D) objects in SketchUp. As always, there is mor...

  • Making your own template (Video)

    In this video I cover how to customize your template (and set up your work environment) in SketchUp. There is no need to only accept what the default ...

  • Floor Flatness Check in SketchUp with Point Clouds

    As I covered in last week’s post, Trimble recently released a new point cloud extension for SketchUp, Trimble Scan Essentials For SketchUp. In t...

  • Animating Sections and overlaying a model in a video

    This is a really fun video where I show you how you can animate section planes to make objects appear over time while you play through your scenes. I ...

  • Point Clouds in SketchUp – Much Improved!

    A few days ago, the Trimble folks announced the release of a new point cloud extension for SketchUp, Trimble Scan Essentials For SketchUp. This came o...

  • SketchUp Ruby Code Editor updated to v. 4.3

    As part of my recent effort to update all my SketchUp extensions, I also went through the lines of code that make up my Ruby Code Editor extension and...

  • My SketchUp extensions are once again up to date

    Those of you that are already using my SketchUp extensions most likely recently received an automatic notification within SketchUp that all of them ar...

  • How to Print Full Scale 1:1 in SketchUp

    Full scale printing from SketchUp is useful for creating templates or stencils for cutting something on a bandsaw or scrollsaw. But if you’ve tr...

  • How to make raised panel doors in SketchUp

    In this walk-through video, I show you how to make raised panel doors from scratch, and show you several tips along the way. In this video, I talk abo...

  • Making miters and splines in SketchUp

    Dave Richards helps a fellow woodworker design legs for his table in Sketchup, working out the joinery along the way....

  • Flattening a full-size template in SketchUp

    SketchUp master Tim Killen demonstrates how he "flattens" shapes in SketchUp to use as templates in the real world....

  • Working Remotely with SketchUp

    If you’re one of the many people making the switch to working from home, I’m going to share several strategies for collaborating on and sharing Sk...

  • Multiple SketchUp views for help in the shop

    Tim Killen finds it extremely helpful in the shop to have multiple views of the components from different angles and positions. SketchUp makes this po...

  • Using “Flip Along” for mirroring in SketchUp

    For models created in SketchUp, symmetry is easily achieved in an efficient way when using components and the Flip Along commands....

  • Williamsburg saw sharpening vise–with plan

    SketchUp master Tim Killen recreates an antique saw vise both virtually and in his shop...

  • LayOut Viewports Shifting

    If you’ve ever experienced a viewport shifting in LayOut, it can be really frustrating. In this video, I explain the cause of this, and how to p...

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  • SketchUp Pro & Make Discussions • How will the switch to subscription affect you?

    solo wrote:The innovation has stopped, the product has reached the peak of what it can on it's limited core, now they are milking every cent from it.I...

  • Gallery • Rogue's W.I.P's!

    A little bit more work, mostly design refinements and improving mesh detail. Felt like posing it with my Milano Sedan. Still a long way off yet Rogue...

  • SketchUp Pro & Make Discussions • Strange Artifact While Zooming

    juju wrote:As mentioned above, clipping plane issue, has been an issue with SU ever since I can remember.more or less all 3D applications are affected...

  • Help pleaseeee

    Hello guys, Thank you for adding me.I have a big problem with my layout! When I export the 3D model from Sketchup 2018 PRO to layout and than exportin...

  • Where is my License

    Just bought the 2020 Pro and recvd the payment info… where and when do I get the license to activate the product ??? I installed 2020 pro and it say...

  • How to get reference to new face after pushpull

    I did f.pushpull and changed color on it But It was applied to the lower face Not upper face I want to change the color of upper face after pushpull ...

  • Yet another Bug Splat upon startup

    Hello, I have recently installed Sketchup Pro 2020. Upon launching it, I get the [Welcome to Sketchup] window with the [Create New Model] tab. When tr...

  • Gallery • Houseboat Amsterdam

    I think projects. I have never reached the limit.My renderengine isn't fast enough Statistics: Posted by jo-ke — Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:48 am — Repli...

  • Animator Beta • [Plugin Beta] Animator - v2.6c - 19 Mar 20 (SU2017+)

    Hi,Thanks a lot Fredo for this wonderfull tool!Just for information, it works well with Thea render V2Statistics: Posted by Mill29 — Thu Jun 04, 202...

  • V-Ray • Old version of V-ray V2

    HiI am trying to download a copy of V-Ray V2 for sketch up as I have a perpetual license and want to shift it on to a new computer as my old one has ...

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