Who are you, who, who?
My name is Paul van der Marel, avatar 'Maerel', the middle age family name, being a blackbird.
What is your industry and profession?
I' m about to finish my working career in ICT (freelance project manager, consultant, architect). In order to follow dreams I'm using SketchUp more and more, establishing my own web presence, aiming to offer visual preview designs to home owners that want to extend and alter their homes, real estate brokers etc.etc.
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
Having some construction background as well, next to using ICT graphic tools and construction, design, how it's made, has always interested me.
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?
Last year we sold our house, the kids flown out long time already, it became to big. We bought a first floor apartment that needed 'some' refurbishment, SketchUp was a very good tool to visualise thoughts.
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
Since I started using Sketchup I've became quite proficient in using vs 2017 today. Designed a studio and den for the house of my daughter living in Curacao, drafted my own apartment extension and drew a few apartment extensions for a friend having a building, construction company.
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
No, not yet...bought video trainings and followed a few webinars by the reseller.
What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version...etc
Before I was using Windows throughout my working career but shifted to Apple since 3 years now: iMac 21", 8Gb and MacBook Air SSD (next to iPhone7 plus iPad as well....).
Do you have a 3D Warehouse page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
No, wasn't aware I could do so, although I've downloaded quite a few components for my designs already. I will check this out!
Looking forward to contribute and exchange thoughts.