One of my favorite topics here is SketchUp as a Hobby. I thought it might be insightful to do a thread on SketchUp as a Career.
So my question is, for a person that loves using SketchUp as a Hobby, what are some potential career paths? Anyone who uses SketchUp in their career please chip in. I thought I would list a few that I know of, and I’ll give some info from the way I use it.
I use it as a project manager and concrete product design. No degree or certification is required, but they are available, and I do have a MBA and I am working on a project management certification (Project Management Professional, PMP)
Project Manager - use as a communications tool, to help illustrate worksite conditions, safety issues (thanks to the folks at Turner at the 2014 Basecamp for that idea). Probably use SketchUp 5% of my work time.
Manufacturing - as a communications tool to show clients what I am planning to produce for them. The clarity of 3d animations helps make sure that the customer fully understands what they’re getting. I also use it to communicate with workers to show how some more complicated things will work, when a plan and profile view just don’t make it clear. Probably use SketchUp 5% of my work time.
How do you use SketchUp for work? What percentage of your work time are you using SketchUp? Do you have to have an additional degree or certification to do your work?
edited to add more questions and information