I am a complete and utter beginner on 3D model design.
I have opted to use Sketchup Web after doing research on the best free packages for my Mac.
I have been commissioned to write a book on (you can laugh), British telegraph poles. I need to model all the components - poles, arms (both in wood), insulators (porcelain) and spindles (iron) plus numerous other components. It’s a bit like a Meccano set. Once I have produced 3D models of all these components I need to be able to put them all together t create my completed pole design and then place it in a photograph. I hope that makes sense.
I have been valiantly trying to acquire the fundamentals of Sketchup free trial for the past three weeks and scoured the internet for tutorials for beginners but they all all pitched (I feel) at someone who has a fundamental understanding of the process - and I don’t.
Can anyone help point me to how I can acquire the knowledge and skills to produce what I need to produce?
I am happy to send some photos of these components so someone can tell me whether what I want to do can actually be done in Sketchup Web, since I will not be able to afford to buy the software.
Any response and help will be so very much appreciated.