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?
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.
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.
Did you search the 3D Warehouse? Search for ‘Lumber’.
Another option is to make your own library of components in a local collection.
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.
Would it help to have a little bit of live demo? I could do that in a little while.
Sure that would help. How do we do that?
I’ll send you a private message shortly after I get off the phone.
Okay - I just tried to get into the 3D warehouse and am prompted for a Trimble(?) ID. Wonder what Trimble is.
Trimble is the parent company of SketchUp. Sign up for an account.
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.
OK. We’ll figure out a different time.
I’m brand new to sketchup today. Saw your kind offer of help (a live demo) to another newbie back in November 2016, and thought i’d check whether i might take you up on it!
You can read a bit more about what we are trying to accomplish in my new user introductory post, Welcome to our forums! Please introduce yourself :) - #1874 by pbacot
You may want to start here: The learning Center This is by the Sketchup team. Lots of good info.
Yes. I can help you out. We’ll have to set up a time. Drop me a DM by clicking on my name and then Message.
By the way, you should probably edit your post and remove your phone number.