I am currently in the thick of writing the 2nd edition of SketchUp to LayOut. I’m starting to see, overall, what the book is going to look like, but I’d like to open a conversation and ask what would YOU really like to see covered in the book?
One of the most important things to me with this new edition is to include a comprehensive beginners section, so that anyone can pick up the book without ever having used SketchUp before. This adds about 100 pages of content to the beginning of the book. When I wrote the first edition, I omitted a beginner’s section because I felt like there was enough info out there to get people started. But I like the idea of having a complete guide all in one book, that way all of the readers are guaranteed to have a solid foundation.
Other updates I am making to the book:
- I am generating all new images for the book in much higher resolution.
- It will be formatted much better for various ebook formats, as well as print.
- I will be updating the information to all the latest features and workflows, as well as retiring some of the workflows explained as workarounds for older versions.
So what advice do you have for me to help me write the best beginner’s book about SketchUp and LayOut? Are there any concepts, tools, or workflows you’d really like me to include?