Our New Guide for Getting Started with SketchUp


#1

My name is Alex Oliver and I’m the lead instructor at SketchUp School. We just finished creating a free guide for professionals that are getting started with SketchUp and I wanted to share it: https://www.sketchupschool.com/sketchup-guide

Here’s the guide’s Table of Contents (to give you an idea of what’s covered):

  • Is SketchUp Pro the right tool for you?
  • SketchUp Pro vs. Free vs. Shop (How to choose the right version?)
  • The SketchUp Tutorial every beginner should watch first
  • SketchUp’s more advanced features
  • Creating Photorealistic Renderings
  • Creating Design Presentations and Construction Documents
  • Creating Estimates, Takeoffs and more
  • Creating Models for 3D Printing
  • Using SketchUp in a CNC Workflow
  • Using SketchUp for Woodworking projects
  • Experiencing a SketchUp Model in Virtual or Augmented Reality

A special “thank you” to all of the SketchUp Sages here in the forums that gave us feedback on the guide!

Looking forward to hearing what people think about it…


#2

Thank you!

Soussan


#3

You’re welcome!


#4

Watched your video recently.

Enjoyed the precise, descriptive performance and the focus on mouse use. Some of those subtleties can be a barrier to professionals like myself who are “too busy to learn”.

FUTURE ITERATIONS
Could consider more graphics/animations to further grab the attention of mystified users.
Maybe a few additional points/charts on the business case for training in this type of intro video.


#5

One point I don’t see or hear mentioned is that you need a Pro or Shop licence for commercial use of any kind.

That aside, great introduction - haven’t yet had time to get further into the videos.