SketchUp Make - dimensional lumber


#1

I hope this is the correct forum. I am using SketchUp Make (not Pro). I D/L it so I could do some planning for building small projects and I wonder if SketchUp Make has any built in dimensional lumber like 2x4s, 2x6, etc. If so, How do I access them?

Thanks


#2

You might find something in the 3D Warehouse but construction lumber is dead simple to draw and you shouldn’t need someone else to make it for you. It’s a simple rectangle and a Push/Pull operation to create a board.


#3

Thanks Dave, I know I can easily make it. My experience is with Visio where there are existing shapes for objects and I thought a similar concept might exist here.


#4

Did you search the 3D Warehouse? Search for ‘Lumber’.


#5

Another option is to make your own library of components in a local collection.


#6

I did and I found something that looks good. LOL… I am such a slow bonehead I have not yet figured out how to use it. I did D/L the skp file and I inserted it into my drawing. I see all the lumber but don’t know how to use them.

Today is the first time I have used the pgm so I will likely ask a few embarrassingly dumb questions in the near future.

SketchUp is quite impressive, I will say that. Sorry I waited so long to check it out.


#7

Would it help to have a little bit of live demo? I could do that in a little while.


#8

Sure that would help. How do we do that?


#9

I’ll send you a private message shortly after I get off the phone.


#10

Okay - I just tried to get into the 3D warehouse and am prompted for a Trimble(?) ID. Wonder what Trimble is.


#11

Trimble is the parent company of SketchUp. Sign up for an account.


#12

Thanks Dave, I will do that. I appreciate the offer of a demo however, company just arrived and I will have to pass for the moment and request a rain check.

Thanks, Don


#13

OK. We’ll figure out a different time.