Examples of Work


Attached are some Layout Sheets from some work completed recently for a Client.

I have utilised the brilliant knowledge taught to me by @DaveR for using Dashed Lines. Works a treat.


c07-2019-05 - b01 - proposed elevations and plan sections - rev c.pdf (812.5 KB) c07-2019-05 - b02 - proposed vertical sections - rev d.pdf (1.5 MB) c07-2019-05 - b03 - proposed plan sections - rev c.pdf (1.3 MB) c07-2019-05 - b04 - proposed steelwork elevations and detail - rev d.pdf (1.2 MB) c07-2019-05 - b05 - proposed steelwork isometric and details - rev b.pdf (1.4 MB)


You do nice work, sir. Thank you for sharing those pages.

And if I helped in any way, you certainly flatter the teacher. :wink:

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… and a Rendering showing the Proposed Finished Shopfront.

(Missed off the Roof but didn’t need it, and as long as it doesn’t rain, no problem :grinning:)



I just want to look at that for awhile.

Thank you @DaveR. Kind of you to say.

I’m pretty sure most of my knowledge of Sketchup is gained from the information you post.

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Very nice. My wife can’t walk past the Entertainer without going inside. “Somebody” appears to be making the storefronts very attractive. :smiley:

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The final completed store, just in time for Christmas. :evergreen_tree:



Great document set!

I think you enjoyed solving all that ? One of the reasons we are SU devotees…

Love your use of colour to differentiate elements, we don’t use it enough in documentation. underutilized capability of modern software tools…

No shadows to define form?

Did anyone ask for a DWG set?

Did you use SKALP for the section materials toning?

Are the sections individual details or cut from the main model?

look forward to the day we just give the authority, contractor, client the 3D model with all the construction information intelligently embedded in it…

Hi @gsharp

Thank you. It just looks so rather plain and simple considering all the Steelwork involved, for a basic Shopfront. To put it in Context, it had to reflect and be sympathetic to the adjacent shopfront which is out of site in the image.

Yes, it was a really good one to work on. Not many External Contractors, but I co-ordinated all the information. After producing the Model, DWG versions were issued to the HVAC Contractor and the Glazing Contractor. both in 3D format and 2D, (Sections etc.). Due to the tight time scales dictated by the Client, (as usual!), the Glazing manufacture was started on day one, before any works started on site. Therefore they relied on the drawings to produce the Glazing element. Obviously I had to make sure the Steel Contractor manufactured to the mm. They were also issued to the Stone Contractor as well, so that they could produce their proposal for the support system. This was then overlaid on the Model by myself to make sure there were no clashes.

Bizarrely, I never though to use shadows. I missed a trick there!

Skalp was used to generate the Sections, along with the Dashed Lines feature to add the Overlays, (after an excellent tutorial by @DaveR. Using that more and more in my work now :slight_smile: ).

All the Sections are from the Main Single Model. There were some changes along the way, and by using a single model, I could make sure and spot any potential clashes caused by the changes. I then modified other elements of the Model to incorporate the changes.

Once thing I need to do is make more use of the Description Field in the Component Dialogue, which means pulling the information into Layout Annotations would be more efficient. Everyday is a learning day I guess.

Absolutely agree with that. I’m working on, (taken over), another project where, so far, the drawings have been produced in what I call the old fashioned AutoCAD way, ie. each elevation and plan is a separate drawing in the Model. Depending on the modifications, it can sometimes mean making changes to 4 or 5 different drawings just to show one modification. Always a danger of missing something I think. I’ve produced a Model from these drawings and am producing all my drawings from that instead. Also, the Client loves the fact that they can see the proposal in 3D! Again, it shows any potential clashes between various elements.



Here is a detail through a glass canopy design, light shadows and grey background to emphasize the steelwork


Love the Entertainer image. Also the canopy drawing. Sort of nice to see for a working drawing. It might brighten the day for your consultants rather than the usual bland line drawing

That Canopy does look great! Makes it look more punchy and eye catching.