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The MasterSketchup Podcast is all about Trimble Sketchup news, and design tips. Learn about how Sketchup fits into the 3D modeling industry, and keep up with news and announcements in the world of 3D modeling. Many of the guests on this show include expert architects and designers, sharing their tips on workflow and efficiency. Discover new ways to utilize Sketchup and Layout in your specific industry or hobby. Hear from Sketchup plugin developers about their newest extensions for Sketchup. Unleash the full potential of Sketchup by applying all of these valuable tips and resources in your next Sketchup project.

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One of my goals with the podcast is to reach out to different plugin developers and have them on the show to talk about their products. In this episode, we talk about a service called Revizto which will allow you …

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I’ve been experimenting with 3D printing lately, and found that I need to take a specific approach when modeling things for 3D printing. In this episode, I talk with Marcus Ritland from Denali 3D designs about 3D printing with SketchUp.

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If you’ve been thinking about getting started with 3D printing, this podcast episode will give you a good idea as to what it takes to get started.

And you don’t even need to own a 3D printer to have your designs printed.

Marcus Ritland is an expert in 3D printing, and recently wrote the book, “3D printing with SketchUp.”

I’ve read the book and found it to be really helpful. It gave me a ton of great tips throughout the book to make modeling much easier for 3D printing. The book assumes you already know the basics of SketchUp, and builds upon that knowledge to give you specific information about 3D printing.
In this episode, we talk about why SketchUp is such a great tool for 3D printing.

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Sketchup 2013 is out! And who better to talk about the new version than none other than Aidan Chopra, the Sketchup Evangelist at Trimble. Aidan has written a number of books about Sketchup, including the popular Sketchup for Dummies books.

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MasterSketchup Podcast TitleThis is the first time I’ve recorded a podcast with someone who has first hand experience with the development of Sketchup. I was very excited to put this episode together. Thanks Aidan!

Learn about how Aidan got started on the Sketchup team, as well as his thoughts on the new version of Sketchup. We talk about the new features, and the differences between Sketchup Make and Sketchup Pro.

Just a heads up, I had some technical difficulties at the beginning of the recording, so if you notice my voice sounding different, it’s because I had to do some post-editing to get the recording together. Of course, this had to happen to me while I was recording with Aidan, and not during a solo show. Just my luck!!

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Jeremy Kay is an incredible architectural illustrator. His work has been featured on RonenBeckerman.com and SketchupArtists.org. His design tool of choice?

Sketchup.

ubanplazaIn this podcast episode, I talk to him about his workflow, and share some tips on how you can create beautiful renderings using Sketchup and Photoshop.

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Next time someone questions whether Sketchup is a capable design tool, send them over to StudioJDK.com.

Jeremy’s unique perspective on design is breathtaking, and Sketchup allows him to quickly express his ideas without getting in the way.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create vibrant illustrations using Sketchup, you’ll learn a few tips in this episode that you can immediately use in your next project.

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Sketchup, at its core, is a communication tool. It provides us a way to visualize our ideas and thoughts so we can analyze them ourselves, or share them with other people. In this episode, I discuss 10 ways you can share your model with other people.

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I work in the commercial construction industry, and I use Sketchup all the time to help me visualize tricky details on jobs we work on.

Many times, I like to include some form of my model in a correspondence to the architect or contractor, so they understand exactly what we intend to build.

Most of the time, I can’t just send them my Sketchup file and say “Here’s what we’re going to do…” I’ve got to do some work and prepare the file as a 2D presentation, turn it into a PDF, or do a screenshare with the project manager to discuss the detail. I’ve used many different methods of sharing my Sketchup model and in this podcast episode I go over 10 different ways you can do just that.

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I’ve got an awesome podcast episode for you, co-hosted by Eric Shimelpfenig from SketchThis.net. We both got the chance to hang out together at the World Maker Faire 2012 NY, and the Sketchup 3D Basecamp conference in Colorado. Two of the coolest events I’ve ever been to.

If you weren’t able to make it to either one, don’t worry! Eric and I will tell you everything you missed during this episode.

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If you missed the Maker Faire or Basecamp, catch up with this podcast episode to learn about the latest news and announcements from the events.

We talk about how Trimble had the biggest 3D printer at Makerfaire (controlled by satellite, of course) , how you may find your next job working for Sketchup, along with why Mike Tadros from Go-2-School may be the ultimate Sketchup Master.

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In the 2nd episode of the MasterSketchup podcast, I’ll be interviewing Alexander Schreyer, best selling author of the book Architectural Design with Sketchup. I had the chance to meet up with Alex at the 2012 3D Basecamp conference, and I’m honored to have him on as the first guest to the MasterSketchup podcast.

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Alex is a CAD/BIM expert, and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts. I wanted to talk with him about his new book and how Sketchup fits into the architecture and construction industry.

He is also an experienced Ruby programmer. He tells us how you can use Ruby in Sketchup to create simple scripts to design things otherwise impossible if attempted to do manually.

Aidan Chopra from Sketchup recently posted a review of Alex’s book on the Official Sketchup Blog.

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I’m very excited to announce the official launch the MasterSketchup podcast. I’ve been talking about it for a couple months now, and it’s finally here! You can listen to it right here on the website using the play button above, or subscribe below.

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In this episode, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself; How I got started with Sketchup, and why I started MasterSketchup.com. I’ll then explain the purpose of this podcast, and what you can come to expect from future episodes. It’s going to be a little bit different from what you’ve come to expect on the website. I’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up for the podcast, and I really hope you enjoy it.

In the main segment of this episode, I’ll talk about Trimble, the company who now owns Sketchup. I’ve checked out some of the other companies they own (besides Sketchup), and I found a number of them are software companies. Some of them are even 3D modeling programs. Really interesting insight into Trimble, I hope you enjoy it.

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