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[Download] SketchUp for Woodworkers: bring your designs to life in 3D

[Download] SketchUp for Woodworkers bring your designs to life in 3D

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Learn professional techniques which make even complex projects easy to model in SketchUp.

What you’ll learn
  • Update: link to free SketchUp basic lectures added February 2018
  • Bring your design ideas to life in 3D with SketchUp
  • Learn to try out different ideas quickly and easily by making edits to your models
  • Go way beyond the free videos and learn how to build SketchUp models the professional way
  • Cut drawing times in half, literally, with a simple mirror method
  • Learn why its so important to build your model in situ
  • Learn how you can model even complex shapes with a simple technique
  • Learn to draw something once, and use it again and again and again, saving hours
Requirements
  • A computer with either SketchUp Make or SketchUp Pro installed on it
  • A basic knowledge of SketchUp drawing and editing tools
  • SketchUp Make 2017 is still available as a free download, on the Sketchup website with /download/all added, then login
Description

Let me teach you the basic methods I use in SketchUp as a professional illustrator and designer with 20 years experience in woodworking magazines!

I have drawn thousands of woodworking projects for magazines in the UK, US and Europe, and currently illustrate 2 top UK titles, Furniture and Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Crafts.

SketchUp has been a big part of this process. It is a great drawing program, and although its hard to find, you can still download the FREE version called SketchUp Make.

Just in case you are having trouble finding Sketch Make, the free version you can install on your computer, search for SketchUp Make in Google and follow the instructions. This is a different and much more powerful version of SketchUp to the online browser based SketchUp Free.

Learning the basic tools is just the start though. You can save yourself so much time and effort by using a few simple methods I show you in the course.

Using these techniques, you will find it much easier to design and draw your own projects!

Drawing in 3D can be huge fun, seeing something you have imagined coming to life.

It can also be a bit daunting at first, and without a clear structure to guide you, its possible to get a bit lost. This is why you need my course.

(Update, February 2018: link for students who want to learn basics first added)

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to design small scale projects with SketchUp
  • Any woodworker who wants to present a project to clients and public in 3D
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures02:42:12
Introduction
09:50
Welcome to SketchUp for Woodworkers; David Barron’s toolbox and a key method
Preview03:37
Template setup; I show you why its essential in this lecture
04:30
Keyboard shortcuts; a few of the most popular ones which can save lots of time.
00:38
Free basic SketchUp course available here…
01:04
Going over a few basics
3 questions
Outline design to detailed construction in one big step
19:17
Outline Box; start the design process in SketchUp with overall shape and size
03:43
Use your outline design as a template to start the construction of details
04:01
Front and Side Worksheet
02:31
Setting up dovetails is easy and adds realistic detail to your outline design
Preview05:49
Set Up Dovetails Worksheet
03:13
Components, Bounding Edges and Layers!
4 questions
Building the toolbox carcass or the meat and two veg setion
47:40
Cutting dovetails; if only it was this quick and easy in the workshop!
03:47
Cutting Dovetails Worksheet
01:28
Marking out the sockets; get out the virtual pencil to finish your dovetails
04:57
Marking Out Worksheet
01:51
Making the top: create a top with a tongue using the Push/Pull tool
02:44
Making the Top Worksheet
01:41
Cutting the top grooves by drawing rectangles on the top and pasting in place
Preview03:49
Cutting Top Grooves Worksheet
02:34
Cutting the bottom grooves using a great mirroring technique
02:54
Cutting Bottom Grooves Worksheet
02:20
Quiz 3; editing components
4 questions
Make the bottom of the toolbox in one easy move and edit!
Preview02:30
Creating the Bottom Worksheet
01:13
Splitting the side or get the virtual saw out
02:56
Splitting the Side Worksheet
02:10
Splitting the front or a bit more cutting with the virtual saw!
03:05
Splitting the Front Worksheet
01:05
Creating the linings; more drawing once, using twice
04:06
Creating the Linings Worksheet
02:28
Constructing the main tray
15:34
Main tray side and front: streamlining the Copy and Flip techniques
03:02
Main tray dovetails plus a few keyboard shortcuts
03:49
Main tray bottom and grooves: introducing the powerful Intersect Faces option
05:20
Adding dividers, and what on earth is a tangent arc?
03:23
Building the small tray
11:43
Small tray sides and building a grid with guidelines
02:56
Model the small tray dovetail to music!
03:26
Small tray bottom and grooves, finishing (almost) the construction
05:21
A slightly harder quiz!
2 questions
Finishing off and refining the details
25:27
Holes in the main tray ends
02:31
Filling in the jigsaw pieces
04:55
There’s more than one way to chamfer a top. Two in fact.
03:30
Rounding over the outer edges of the main tray
03:32
Starting the finger pull
05:51
Finishing the finger pull
05:08
Presentation of your model
32:20
Display basics
04:20
Applying materials
04:27
Working with wood grain
08:11
Styles – Edges
02:29
Styles – Faces
03:16
Styles – Mix and match
06:13
Shadow and shade
03:24
The next steps
01:28
Roadmap
00:23
Bonus lecture: additional drawing resources at my LineMine website
01:05

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