Sketchup Tutorials

Here’s a collection of Sketchup tutorials on I try to explain every step in each tutorial so that it’s easy to follow along, even if you’ve never used SketchUp before. If this is your first time creating a model in Sketchup, try modeling a table or a vase.

Getting Started With Sketchup 10 tips every Sketchup modeler should know
Sketchup Tutorial - How to Draw a TableSketchup Tutorial - How to draw a Vase
Sketchup groups and the outlinerSketchup Layers vs. Groups & Components Understand the differences between groups, components, and layers. SketchUp treats layers much differently than most other programs.
Sketchup keyboard ShortcutsExpert Tips From SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014. A summary of all the great classes and seminars I attended while at Basecamp, 2014.
Everything you need to know about SketchUp 2014 Take a look at all the new features included in 2014.10 tricks for the Move Tool In SketchUp Learn how to move objects in SketchUp using the Move tool, and other tools in SketchUp. You should definitely know tip number 5. It's critical if you trying not to go crazy while modeling.
Rotating Objects in SketchUp. Some tricks to help you rotate objects using the Move tool and the Rotate tool. 8 Tips for Scaling in Sketchup The Scale tool has many hidden functions, allowing you to manipulate your model in different ways. Learn them in this tutorial.
7 tips for SketchUp Materials Materials are what allow you to apply an image to the surfaces in your model. Here are some tricks for working with materials in SketchUp.Using Guides in Sketchup (No, not THOSE kinds of guides) In this post, I’ll show you how to create your own custom guide geometry.
Sketchup Styles for PerformanceSoft, Smooth, and Hidden edges
Soften/Smooth Selection How to Soften/Smooth multiple edges all at once using the Soften/Smooth window. Configure your Sketchup Workspace
How to create a floor planHow to model any IKEA furniture in Sketchup
How to draw a house in SketchupSketchup Inference System
Sketchup symmetry with componentsSketchUp External References How to create external references in SketchUp.
rubikSketchfab Youtube for 3D models
Color by layer for alternative material assignments Did you know you can create an alternative material assignment to objects in SketchUp by using layers?

LayOut Tutorials

LayOut is a program included with SketchUp Pro. It takes your 3D model, and helps you create 2D presentations with it. Here are some of the tutorials I’ve created specifically for LayOut.

Quick Document Creation in LayOut The fastest way to bring your model into LayOut.Sketchup to Layout
Layout Pattern Fill & Hatching Understanding how to use LayOut Pattern Fill & Hatching3 LayOut Tips I Forgot To Mention In The Webinar Some additional tips for LayOut, including a webinar replay on how to get started with LayOut.
8 tips for creating dimensions in LayOut Unlock some of the hidden features in LayOut to make adding dimensions a quick task.

3D Printing Articles and Tutorials

3D printing has become very popular with the large increase in desktop 3D printers. They allow you to take a digital 3D model, and literally print out a 3D object in plastic and other materials. You can buy your own printer, or use a third party printing service to have them print your model for you.

What is 3D printing8 tips for 3D printing
Design Considerations for 3D printing I share tips I've learned over the past year while tinkering with my own 3D printer.Best 3D Printing Plugins for Sketchup My list of the top free 3D printing plugins that I can't live without.
create a custom 3D printed bracketWorking with STL files in SketchUp for 3D printing Working with, and cleaning up STL files for 3D printing with SketchUp.

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