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Hi, My name is Ken Moore

I’m English but living in and enjoying Italy I’m a Mechanical Engineer but happily retired.
I’ve just finished building a car and I wanted to model the chassis and body. I started to use SketchUp free but got sucked in and now I’m using SketchUp Pro 2019.
I’m already very impress by the SketchUp skill builder videos on YouTube and I’m about to look at the BaseCamps. I’m using a new iMac. My long-time friends MacBook Pro died recently and with SketchUp in mind I made the change.
Nothing to show off yet but I am starting to help a friend (a Blacksmith) here with realisations of spiral staircases and some fencing. Current challenge (apart from getting the Italian authorities to register my car) is to do some terrain modelling.


Hi, Phil here, Infrequent and casual user of Sketch up. Used your 2015 version of sketch up last and wanted to know how to retrieve my last model (open) from my hard drive.


Your vaulted ceiling is absolutely beautiful!


Hi, yes it is. The area you can see in the photo is a part of the house that was a stable and so the ceiling is left with exposed brick. The original part of the house has the same ceilings but they are plastered and not as nice3 to look at.
A future SketchUp project, I suppose.


Greetings from Canada

I am retired and have taken up woodworking as a hobby. I am using the free version of sketch up make and it has been an amazing help in saving trees. Pre-planning my projects on the computer saves many errors that would have been very costly had I just gone with my rough paper drawings and then discarded rather costly for me wood that was cut wrong.
I came on here to look for a solution to the viewer app bug (I use an ipad in the workshop to view my drawings) and found a lot of interesting info n the posts.

Just want to say thanks to Sketch up and the poster community.


First of all, a big thank you to Chippwalters who made me discover this forum which had, God knows why, escaped my sagacity till this very day.
That being said, a big hello to all of you. It seems to me that there are a few names I already know but I’m surprised by all the others I’ve never seen on SketchUcation…
I have been working with SketchUp since “At Last” and have been on the SetchUp forum since 2007. I stayed loyal to the V8 with a small addition recently with Make 2017 to be able to use plugins like SubD. For nothing in the world will I evolve to the new versions for the same reasons developed by Chippwalters in his post:

I stopped my activity as an architect in 2012 and now enjoy a happy retirement with plenty of time to have fun with SUP.
Glad to be here too!

Links to my current work:


Hello. I am a BEGINNER to sketch up. I was wondering if someone could help me out with a project I’m doing.

See link below:
Original Link


i m nilesh,thanks


Not so much anymore


Could someone help me with a project.
Link to full request


Who are you, who, who?
My name is Charles Traupmann I live in LA, CA, USA

What is your industry and profession?
Retired Aerospace Engineer, currently enjoying the fruits of my labors.

Where do you use SketchUp?
At Home

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?.
There is an ease to SketchUp that many other software packages don’t have, and the price is right. The great inventors who enhance the product every day with plug-ins and enhancements is at the top of my list of favorites.
I use SketchUp to design every woodworking job I do, and many I don’t get to.

How proficient are you in SketchUp?
Approaching Advanced, until I see what some others have accomplished, then I feel like a beginner.

What is your current set up?
Desktop/ Windows 10/ 32GB RAM/ Intel CORE i7/ Nvidia 4GB GTX980/ 3 screens/ SketchUp Pro 2019

Do you have a 3DWeb page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
Great idea, never thought of doing it. But I may just do that soon.

Anything else you would like to tell us?
First, I have been using SketchUp since it was a Google product. I bought in when it went Pro, and have kept it up since. I love SketchUp!
Just finished building my own SketchUp designed 48" x 48" x 10" NC wood router
Trying to learn Ruby for SU, but can’t seem to find the time. I did a lot of programming in C while working.

What is your favorite Emoji?
:the wink :wink:

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?
The beach is only 2 blocks away, and I find no time to hike down there to go for a walk, but the view is great: Sailboats, cargo ships, whales, dolphins, and Santa Catalina Island.


Hi everybody. I’m new to this forum but not new to sketchup. I am a contractor in New England and do design/ build work mainly for residential clients. I typically leave the drawings to the architect or designer, but sometimes find that drawing something myself helps with smaller budget projects or with being able to communicate effectively with clients and other trades. I’m willing to share my construction knowledge with anyone here, just ask. I signed up because I am about to post a question about solid tools and their limits. Thanks!


Hi all, my name is Linsay I operate a small building company “GADSBY BUILDERS” on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I’m still a novice using Sketchup even though I’ve been using the program for over 3 years.


Hi I’m Frank. I’m a Real Estate Developer. I use Sketchup in my home office. I use Sketchup for my personal use. I’m a Sketchup beginner. I’m looking to purchase a used computer for my Sketchup projects. Is a gamming computer a good purchase to use with Sketchup? Thank you for your reply.


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  • **`Who are you? Reginald Bolton
  • **`What is your industry and profession? Specialist Design Draughtsman in Light Steel Frame Construction
  • **`Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? Personally
  • **`Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? I want to start doing 3D designs for Client proposals on Facades. Using Sketchup makes it simpler than using Revit.
  • **`How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner
  • **`Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? No, but planning to.
  • **`What is your current set up? Web based.
  • **`Do you have a 3D Warehouse page with your models?
  • **`Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? Don’t live near the beach.


I’ve been trying to throw the AutoCad monkey off of my back for years but I still haven’t found its full on replacement yet. I love the SU 3D modeling environment but Layout is still not quite there for me, even though I wish it was. I do my 3D work in SU and then usually end up putting together my final construction (structural plans) docs (2D only) in AutoCad. I know, not exactly the perfect workflow, its a little broken but it works for now. I am really hoping that SU and Trimble put some more energy into Layout. I would like to see SketchUp eventually become the premier architectural software that it is destined to be.

I don’t think I’ve actually formally introduced myself on the forum even though I’ve spent way too much time here the past 3-1/2 years.

I was an practicing structural engineer in the State of Washington and I suppose I am still am but since about March 2018 I have become a full time SketchUp extension developer. It’s funny where life takes you some times


gosh ! Sara Are you a interior designer? but me too and i working in China and i very curious how to do designs works in New York and i hope to know interior designer from all around the world then we can learn something and improve together would you contact me i hope to see your products


hello Linsay nice to meet you


Hello Dimitri i wish to know designer how to designing and I’m a new sketch up learner would you help me ?


Hi all !!!

I’m Pascal from Montréal, Québec, Canada. First of all, i want to let you know that i’m a french speaking person. So dont pay too much attention to my english writing… I guess you would have figure it out anyway…

I’m a technical director working in the showbizz area. even tough there is plenty of specialize
software to do that, I’m using Sketchup to draw my lightning plans. I also use it to draw the constructions plans of the set design. Needle wire, i started making venues technical specifications and plans.

My main setup is on PC. Using 2 x 24 inches + 1 x 32 inches 4k monitors
On the road i’m on Macbook PRO 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7

OK ! Can’t wait to go explore my new community !