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#31

Hello Sketchup peoples, my name is Alex. I’m 26 years old from MN, I have a degree in Microbiology and unfortunately no interest in Microbiology :frowning: After graduating, I started gaining new interests at a seemingly exponential rate- computer programming, woodworking, dance music production… I’m all over the board however lately I’ve been settling more on programming as an actual career choice. I started using Sketchup when I began dj’ing weddings a while back. I wanted to custom build the ultimate mobile dj station/desk/setup but now its 3 years in the making and I still haven’t built the ■■■■ thing. I’ve got about a hundred different versions saved of it but I’m still trying to get that perfect balance of weight, visual appeal, portability, versatility, stability etc… I’ve pretty much used this project as a way to teach myself SketchUp but have also used the software for some construction work as well. I love it because the more I learn how to use it the more I feel that gain of creative power! I’m likely going to pursue an education in computer programming starting in the fall and will try to keep working with sketchup as I go. I’m really looking forward to integrating that the two together. I figure if I can learn to program well enough to be able to organize and control my digital world, maybe I can add SketchUp to the mix in order to fulfill my more “physical world” aspirations as well :smile:


#32

Hi Forum,
I’m Tim, been using Sketchup about ten years. I taught it at Columbia University for about six years and now teach it at ASU. I use it for architecture in Arizona. I’m probably advanced in some things.
I like that SketchUp is free and easy to learn. My 11 yr old daughter has professionally built models for other architects.
Cheers,
Tim


#34

I am Patrick an Architect in Connecticut USA. I use SketchUp 2015 professionally as a design tool, & for rendering. I have only been using it for a few months, & only beginning to get familiar with it, but see its amazing potential. I have a lot to learn.


#35

I’m a semi-retired architect that had taken the opportunity of the 2008 meltdown to sit back, relocate to near my grand children and spend time with them and reorient myself all around. I was quite active with AutoCAD up til then, since 1990, mostly in Hawaii. Did everything in 3D modeling, and worked out a system to use the models directly in documents, including construction, permit, shop drawings, etc. Now, getting back into things and liking Sketchup. It does things sort of how I did with AutoCAD but the modeling is much easier in some ways, though maybe not as fascile in terms of really complex models. Then again, I’m just learning. Haven’t started using it commercially, but it’s loads of fun to play with while I’m learning.


#36

Who are you, who, who? Hi i’m Risky Rismawan (Risky :v: not really :wink: )
What is your industry and profession? i’m a high school student (currently)
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? In my home, and my school
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? (sketch up is fun, and i like to create something new, and many more :smiley:
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced? I’m a Beginner teehee :blush:
What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc. (Just a basic laptop)
Do you have a 3DW page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? No ( not yet)
Anything else you would like to tell us? (e.g., you once saw a UFO & tried to model it in SketchUp to get a prototype 3D printed…) hehehe… creating the sims 3 house models :blush:
What is your favorite Emoji? :sunny: and :wink:
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? Yupp :smiley:


#37

What is your industry and profession? I am A Landscape Designer

Where do you use SketchUp? I use sketch-up for about 6 hours per day or more at work and for home projects designing my house etc

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? I was always dead set against the uncreative nature of Cad and sketchup changed my opinions completely. Once you master it you have more capabilities of being creative and it suites my design style.

How proficient are you in SketchUp? I would say pretty accomplished my models may not be ultra clean but I have produced a very efficiant and quick way of working.

Do you have a 3DW page with your models, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? all my Models get rendered and filmed and put onto Vimeo/ Youtube http://vimeo.com/iecholondon http://i-echo.london/

What is your favorite Emoji? Rolling eyes
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? oh Yes I love a stormy sea


#38

I’m old. REALLY, REALLY, OLD!

Worked for 30 years in mining, oil and gas and commercial structural design; trained as a naval architect but changed course early on. Didn’t care for job security (aka company-owned) so went self-employed as independent contractor.
Emigrated from UK to NZ for 7 years, then OZ for 25, then Norway and Netherlands, Turkey, Thailand & a few other spots.

Hardware? Forced to use Windows PC because no CAD vendor supported Mac OSX [AFAIK]. Otherwise prefer MacBook Air.

Long retired, my tool of choice was Microstation, also (under protest!) Auotocad and a tiny bit of SolidWorks. My licences are long expired so I tried ‘SU Make’.
As I see it this free version is well and good but hamstrung in not having proper solid modelling tools but that’s fair enough, pay for the ‘Professional’ version…

Perhaps I have it all wrong, or my prior ways of doing things strangled my attempts at using SketchUp? Anyway it is impossible for me to assess my capabilities from the strictures of this free version. Obviously from other users’ work it is capable of great things but… you know… old dogs, new tricks…

“Absolute beginner” is flattering myself. Having to ‘Select’ graphics before every action seems so outdated- is it so in the Pro version?
Same with graphic elements sticking together, having to make ‘Components’ so they act individually is very strange. Why would unrelated items ‘stick’ as the default behaviour? Yep, very hard to drop the old ways!


#39

Who are you, who, who? (show us those pearly whites smiley )
I’m Gadget.

What is your industry and profession?
Architectural home improvements; extensions, conservatories, sun-rooms, re-modelling…
Sometimes working with clients to find solutions within a budget, sometimes creating presentations for other people’s solutions.

Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
Sometimes used at work for clients that can’t ‘see’ normal 2D architectural plans, used at home as a way to doodle and practice creativity and find solutions to architectural spaces.

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? (Besides using it to impress the babes…)
I have used many 3d packages from simplistic line drawings to high performance, all singing, all dancing packages. Most require training and knowledge of the inner workings/commands/nuances. SU is really intuitive, stable (or at least recovers very well from crashes), has a great component library to ‘dress’ a model, is really easy to navigate and can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.

How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
Probably ‘advanced’, but still learning how to do stuff.

What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc. (Your lake house and Ferrari don’t count)
HP Envy laptop running SU15

Do you have a 3DW page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
Yes; https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/gadget2020 (… need to upload some more models…)

Anything else you would like to tell us? (e.g., you once saw a UFO & tried to model it in SketchUp to get a prototype 3D printed…)
I can use just about any drawing package - pixels or vector. I have used 3D images to generate presentations for clients for as long as CAD could generate 3D images. I am used to developing software solutions; finding ways that software can be more efficient, better laid out, easier to use and find information, and as idiot proof as I can make them. I’m always trying to find a different (/slicker) way to do something.

What is your favorite Emoji?
:tophat:

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?
yup.


#40

Hello Sketchup Community, I am Arnfinn Rian, a relatively new and definitely amateur user of Sketchup.
As of today I am not employed as a SU user but I have been looking for work as a CAD operator/designer on and off for a couple of years now. In Norway they aren’t really that many opportunities in the creative businesses.

I discovered Sketchup when I was studying 3D drawing in 2010 with Autocad and this program completely took me by my heart. I love how it is intuitive, easy to work, and that you never use the term “workaround” as you have to in AutoCAD and Blender.

By now I am probably little more than intermediate, but I am not a member of any social network where I can compare my work.

I work on a PC, Win7, 4GB Ram, double monitors and Logitech Anywhere MX cordless mouse. After Sketchup I discovered the value of a good mouse.

This is my 3Dwarehouse. please feel free to rate, rant and like if you feel for it.

Who’s Emoji?

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…Sure I fish all the time.

I’m 46, likeable, redhead, redbeard, I smile easily and don’t really know what else to say.


SketchUp opportunities in Norway?
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#42

Hi Guys,

I am an engineering apprentice who has used SketchUp for a few years now and have got quite good at creating complicated dynamic components. I work for Rubysketch, Rubysketch started as a company who draw 3D BIM Models for Australian brands and have now gone global and have created one of the most advanced and revolutionary SketchUp Plug ins (see more details below).

Here at Rubysketch we have made an amazing plugin for SketchUp called PlusSpec that I recommend you all look at. Check the link below for our website.

PlusSpec is a software created for construction professionals. As there was a lack of BIM and parametric modeling inside of SketchUp we were able to create PlusSpec to fill these gaps and now gives users the opportunity to model complex 3D BIM models in minutes instead of hours and days.


#43

I’m currently self employed consulting small businesses. For the month of April I have been contracted to build a website, a 3d animation and do market research for a company with a rod pump tool. The tool is used in horizontal liquid rich wells with pumps, to prevent gas interference.
I’ve spent my career in service: first restaurants, then hotels, next financial planning, small business and now oil & gas too.
I started researching 3D animation and was referred to several programs including SketchUP. I’m a beginner in this realm.
Currently using the PRO 2015 trial version with extensions.
Nothing to show off yet, however could use help. :wine_glass: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Thanking everyone in advance,

Jennifer Cockton
SystemsGirl


#44

#45

I moved a post to a new topic: Tutorials?


#46

Greetings!
I’m an amateur user who is using 2015 Make to do exactly that. I’ve not jumped into the extension pool yet but have been eyeing it. Currently I’m designing a computer desk from PVC (formufit) that will accommodate my twin 27 inc monitors as well as my 1 year old Bombay cat Mo. Eventually I’m hoping to take the skills even further and start making other items but one step at a time.

Now, off I go to seek some advice!


#47

My name? Abraham, that’s my name

Industry and profession? Automotive, i design bodyworks and specs for special purpose vehicle based on available chassis

Where do I use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? Mostly from home, both personally and professionally

Why do I use SketchUp and my favorite thing about it? (Besides using it to impress the babes…) Look at my profession, link it with how intuitive most operations in SketchUp are, you’ll figure it out. And I don’t have to spent any more money nor space for Tamiya or Dragon, etc. model kits

How proficient am I in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced? Should be an advanced right now, but I still CANNOT beautifully model cloth with its folds and crease, how would you categorize that?

My current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc. (kein problem, I have no lake house nor a Ferarri) Core I5 PC with WinXP OS. Somebody bought me SketchUp Pro 2015 this week, installed it, tried it, and now I’m back using my antiquated Ver. 6

Do I have a 3DW page with my models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? I do : https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/user.html?id=1391368901132240139533198 , just too busy to fill it with my private (just-for-hobby) models

Anything else I would like to tell you? Hmmmm… maybe if I get to know you better

What is your favorite Emoji? Er, what is Emoji?

Do I enjoy long walks on the beach…? Not really


#48

Hi !
I’m a sketchup user since few years for modeling objects for x-plane flight simulator add-ons.
I like skettchup for his easy use and nice final work.
I don’t think I’m an advanced proficient but I think I’m an intermediate.

See you !


#49

I moved a post to a new topic: Sketchup for my own tiny home designs


#51

Who are you, who, who? (show us those pearly whites smiley )
Hi my name is Chris Stewart

What is your industry and profession?
Residential and Building Design

Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
Stewart HomePlan & Design

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? (Besides using it to impress the babes…)
Well I just started using it because of all the awesome things it can do. I was using SoftPlan before but it has been fizzling out.

How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
Definitely a beginner

What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc. (Your lake house and Ferrari don’t count)
Windows 8.1 SketchUp 2015

Do you have a 3DW page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
No but as soon as I learn how to use it I plan on getting one

Anything else you would like to tell us?
I think that learning how to program smart dynamic components will be fun

What is your favorite Emoji?
Emoji? (I’m 54)

My wife is much smarter than I am -I leave all that other stuff up to her.


#52

HI am Gina a.k.a mmellow35,

  • what is your industry and profession? **i am a nurse and a university student, in the united states, **
  • where do you use SketchUp? personally/professionally? i will like to use SketchUp in a 3D chat game called IMVU, to make things like clothes,hair,houses as meshes and maybe for other personal use as time unfolds
  • Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? most of the creators on the game i mention above use sketchUp to make their products we buy with our real life money but my main goal is creating something unique where they will like to derive from whether its clothes, cars, shoes, etc
  • How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced? hmm…to tell you the truth am so new to 3D modeling and Sketchup though i have read so much on it, and don;t mind investing my time to become a PRO at it …lol my job has always been to save lives and make my patients comfortable,lol, but well life events i guess …interesting
  • What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc. i have a Windows 8.1 and i have the free version of SketchUp 2015, will upgrade with time
  • Do you have a 3DW page with your models, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? Haha… now this will be interesting, well like i mentioned earlier i will like to learn how to make stuff, so of course ! yes, …sure… :slight_smile: if i can get a tutorial to start lol i sure will
  • Anything else you would like to tell us? **i will appreciated tutorials,videos,to know my way around SketchUp, i speak french as well :smile: **
  • What is your favorite Emoji? :smiley:
  • Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? :slight_smile: i have never been to one but its on my buketlist of things i will love to do,

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