Hello I'm Mike Caron
Currently live near Davis, CA
I work for the State of California as an architectural project planner. I use SU for side projects in retail design as a design consultant for several clients (contractors, architects, shop owners, etc.). I just love this software and its entire approach to design....of anything and everything. currently in my role at the S O CA I use the ever present Goliath - AutoCad (though SU is an adept David) and so I am always comparing the two. It's really like comparing work to fun! I would say I am an intermediate CAD drafter but relative newbie when it comes to SU.
What really sold me on the latest version is the way Layout has and continues to evolve as true substitute to other software in generating CD's for permit submittal. I used to use Vectorworks, and Autocad for that task. I am continually impressed with the users out there who have effectively incorporated that use of LO in their approach to creating CD's. Love it!
Currently I'm working on creating my own scrapbook items to include and use with particular graphic qualities used in CD's. I will post projects of my work after some further advancing and... deem it worthy of posting.
As for long walks on the beach? That's fine enough but I prefer to hike the high country of Colorado (my home state). I love the feeling standing at many of the view points (ports?) where you seem to be on top of the world. And I have a special affinity to the founders of SketchUp who are fellow CU'ers like myself!
Thanks for reading...