So Many Tutorials - Which One :-)


#1

Hi, i have been using SketchUp for a week now, and i absolutely love it.

I’ve watched so many tutorials and i am very happy with the progress i have made in 7 days.

However, i’d like to make sure that i am doing things the ‘right way’, so i’d like to follow some well thought of or highly regarded tutorials for beginners.

There seems to be so many people creating tutorials and a lot of them seem a little old.

Can anyone recommend a good set of tutorials to follow? Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

oo7

Be sure to go through the videos on our website. These have been broken down into catagories based on your experience with SketchUp - http://www.sketchup.com/learn/videos?playlist=58

Other than the videos we produce, have a look at the following YouTube authors:

SketchUp For Dummies, by Aidan Chopra - These video compliment the SketchUp For Dummies Book.

Igloo Studios has a great channel on YouTube called The SketchUp Show and they also provide a complete set tutorials on their website - https://www.sketchupschool.com/sketchup-tutorials

Check out the Matt Donley aka “MasterSketchUp” YouTube channel as well - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFBi30B8oBGrl48RdxgIiRA"

I hope this helps

CD


#3

Here is a tutorial series that I used to learn. The 60 videos cover every tool and a variety of functions.
http://www.harwoodpodcast.com
Sketchup is under "Technology"
Check it out.


#4

Great, thanks for the link.


#5

I also highly recommend some e-books and a download from the Taunton Press. They are geared to woodworking, but explain the basics of SketchUp in a clear, concise way. Here is the link:

http://store.finewoodworking.com/

The e-book is SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, by Tim Killen.
The download is Fine Woodworking’s Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers-The Basics, by Dave Richards.
Tim and Dave also maintain a SketchUp blog, called “Design.Click.Build” on FineWoodworking.com. It’s an excellent source of information about techniques and good practices that aren’t limited to woodworking.

Fuill disclosure: I edited Tim Killen’s book, and Dave Richards and I are good friends.

David Heim