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My%20Face1 John McGuire.
I am retired. After a 30 year career as a bricklayer/ contractor, real estate appraiser on and off for 25 years during slow construction periods, then a B.S in Computer science. Followed by 15 years as an on-site computer support tech for a hospital corporation in Buffalo, NY.
I was very active as a runner and triathlete for 25 years. My retirement activities including working in a bicycle shop 3 days a week and teaching spinning 2 days per week. I own a couple of residential rental units which I manage and maintain. I started woodworking about 4 years ago and would like to develop that into a small business building and selling wood products.
I’ve always been impressed by what I see people doing with Sketchup so I am trying to learn Sketchup Make before I invest in Pro. I want to use it for house remodelling and woodworking.
I am a rank beginner and having trouble learning it.
I am interested in one-to-one training.
I use a Surface Pro computer.
No fav emoji.


Who are you? Dan Sadaka, Datakey, Inc.
What is your industry and profession? Southware ERP Software dealers and web developers
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? Have not used yet
What is your favorite thing about it? Integration and customization capabilities
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? No.

A client of ours designs food trucks. They do custom layouts but start with a few predefined packages. They need “intelligent” layout capabilities. e.g. “How much space is required around a stove?” They also want both 2D and 3D rendering which includes very good images of the applicances used. The bill of materials (BOM) will be stored in their ERP Assemblies system. We’re not sure of the best way to use SketchUp. Should we…

  1. Modify the BOM in the ERP and then export it to SketchUP?
  2. Do initial work in SketchUp (tweaking past jobs) and then export a BOM from it to the ERP System

Is anyone doing something similar? Perhaps for a different industry?
I’d be happy to discuss and possibly contract with one of you to get this project done.



我是一名机械工程人员 我没有photo在个人电脑里
我是个人用sketchup 经常把机械设备导入sketchup场景中
我觉得我是初学者 我会用sketchup的命令


I am Joe, I am an architect living and working in a small firm in Aizawl, Mizoram, North East India.
I am trying to install Sketchup 2018 trail version. I cant because “ThumbsUp.dll failed to register.” keeps happening. can you help please?


Did you install as admin?


yes sir, i did.


to be clear. You right clicked on the install file and selected install as administrator?


that’s correct


You might search the posts for your specific error. I see several posts about it. Open a new thread in Sketchup technical problems


ok thank you .


Who are you? Mickael from France
What is your industry and profession? Cartography student & computer science engineer
Where do you use SketchUp? Professionally
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? For 3D mapping
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? Nope
What is your current set up? Windows 10, Sketchup 2018


Creo que lo hacen demasiado complicado.
Me las veo y deseo para buscar donde responder y aún así, no sé si lo he hecho bien ahora.
Todavía no sé donde esta el foro inicial, así que ni se me ocurre pensar que haya foros para idiomas específicos, como pueda ser el castellano, que es el que yo hablo.
Es una pena, porque con cosas com esta, a muchos nos uede echar para atrás el usar este genial programa.
Y les aconsejaría que aplicaran el_ “una imagen vale mas que mil palabras” :sunglasses:

I think they make it too complicated.
It is difficult for me to find where to respond and even then, I do not know if I have done well now.
I still do not know where the initial forum is, so I do not even think that there are forums for specific languages, such as Spanish, which is what I’m talking about.
It’s a shame, because with things like this, many of us can backtrack using this great program.
And I would advise you to apply the_ “a picture is worth a thousand words” :sunglasses:


I am affiliated to Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology (ZAST). It is a non-government and non-profit organization in China that is part of the so-called AST system in China. ZAST is a provincial tier and I work out from its international department. I have been with the organization for over the last years, and always interested in public science education. Since 2013 I initiated the International science outreach program at the organization to try to learn different ways of doing science outreaches for enticing the public and university and school students as well. Recently, as I was developing a summer camp program which would use PLTW concept and design thinking in the process, I came across design tools such as Sketchup and TinkerCAD. I was immediately impressed by how easily someone can pick it up and use it to some extent. I really want to know more about and therefore, I started to find a way to learn. Despite its easiness, it is not used in public education at all in China. Maybe by architects. I thought it would be interesting for younger students to learn it and it will get them into using the tool early in the year so they can have it as part of the regular skills for their school work or for making purposes. Some of the colleagues think it is over the head for kids to learn. I just want to know more before I want to make a decision.
In the learning process I did find it not as easy as it seemed in the first place if one wished to work with specs and it is important that a good habit will decide the end result and experience in working with sketchup. So teaching has to be very careful with the balance of objectives.
I still think it can be learned by younger students with proper instruction and rooms for self-exploring.


Ik ben Anneke Tulp, 76 jaar, weduwe.
Vandaag (May 12, 2018 5:34 PM (Europe: Paris), May 12, 2018 8:34 AM (America: Los Angeles) ga ik beginnen met SketchUp. Ik gebruik het alleen voor mijn plezier.
In het verleden heb ik wel ervaring opgedaan met 3D, maar dat is tamelijk lang geleden en het was een heel ander programma (Droomhuis).
Ik zou graag in het Nederlands willen corresponderen, hoewel ik het Engels wel kan lezen.


Hi there! My name is Kevin Wilburn and I’m currently a senior in high school, eagerly waiting for graduation. After graduation, I will be attending Lawrence Technological University in their MA program and hope to open my own architecture firm soon after receiving my degree. I’ve been using SketchUp since the end of 8th Grade and while I’m no pro user, I’ve certainly improved since I started.

Here is a home I designed last month which follows ADA specifications.



Hello I am Sean.
I am teacher but I doodle with SketchUp and other tools like Unity3D, Blender, etc.
I teach Game Design at Skillshare and World & computer Languages at other locations.
I use SketchUp personally.
I like SketchUp because is simple and easy to use in my opinion.
I love to see what other people have created.
I am total Beginner. I never been to SketchUp 3DBasecamp.
I have state of the art gaming computer that I build myself with almost 8 Tb and 64 Gigs of Ram with 3 monitors and real good sound system.
I haven’t publish anything at 3D Warehouse yet.
My game design classes have almost 600+ students
I don’t have a favorite Emoji. I prefer Gifs. Like this one
[Happy Kitty!]


Very nice Kevin. It looks Great.


Ik ken geen Nederlands, maar welkom op het forum in mijn beperkte Nederlands!


Hi, I’m Sergio from Portugal, an Architect and use SketchUp personally & professionally.

Sketchup helps me put my thoughts & creative ideas into 3D, and what my favourite thing about it is that I can move from Sketch to presentation in (almost), one program. I would say that I’m an intermediate level.

Would love to go to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp … but I’m scared of Trump (lol) … getting undressed in front of customs (lol) … and would love it, if there was a basecamp near Portugal.
Hey, you should come to Lisbon; the web summit was a success !

I use both Laptop & Desktop Computers, two screens and wacom tablets with SketchUp 2018 on both computers.

I have one model on 3D Warehouse page… of a dynamic component door :smiley:

Some of my work can be seen on:



I started interior design in New York, but at this moment only decks, that’s wher I found very convenient using realtime landscaping. But somehow we need to go down to the village for plans on autocad, Architecture plans, I’m trying to do it on my own instead of going to someone and ask for it.