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Hope this is where I can introduce myself. I’m Charles Fox and live in Southern California and have been an avid scale modeler for more years than I can count.
I’ve tried SketchUp a few times, but something always interferes, so it’s back to basic, over and over. No great trouble, because I’m using it mainly to create sketches of items (for my scale models) that I will then try to scratch-build. Yeah, insanity for someone who’s 75. But I am determined to finish a model of my ex-car, an Audi TT, with brutally difficult wheels (who would ever design a wheel with 7 spokes!?). And my for-the-next-few-years project is a 1/9 Norvin, a Norton Featherbed frame with a great honking 1000cc Vincent v-twin engine shoehorned in.
I’m working on a Mac with Yosemite 10, an NVIDIA Chip Model 1024 MB, plenty of RAM and a huge screen. Good for old eyes!
I’ve been drawing, including “mechanical drawing”, on and off for a bunch of decades – though I sure find photography easier, especially nowadays. But SketchUp seems so darned intelligent and useful, I’ve got to dig back into it. And to that end, I’ll try to fire up another message to ask my first question. Of many, no doubt! Despite the fact that two guys in a machinists’ group gave our group instructions on how to get started. About 5 or so years ago . . .