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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In this Episode
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.
In this episode you’ll learn about
- The 3D warehouse
- The Sketchup viewer program.
- Exporting your model as a 2D image
- Exporting your model as a 2D PDF.
- Screen sharing your 3D model.
- Render your model to create photorealistic images.
- Collaborate with other project team members with Sunglass.io
- Using Sketchup Pro & Layout
- Share your 3D models on the web with Sketchfab
- Explore your models using augmented reality
- Let people explore your model with LumenRT’s LiveCube.