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#1198

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.


#1199

Who are you? – I am a retired Electronic Engineer living in Texas. I have used AutoCAD for many years. Now I found SketchUp and am sold! I attended a class for SolidWorks and have a free Students copy but it takes much less time to do the same job in SketchUp (even though I have had no training, the Knowledge Center is great!).
What is your industry and profession? – I am a hobbyist. I like to build RC and Full Scale airplanes.
Where do you use SketchUp? – I use it to design RC model plane plans. Also 3D printed parts for Full scale and model planes.
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? – It is simple and easy to use (if you are designing simple parts). I use SolidWorks for complicated parts. The best part is how accurate the printout is (both on paper for plans and 3D printing).
How proficient are you in SketchUp? – Beginer
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? – No
What is your current set up? – I have an older Dell desktop and a newer Dell Laptop.
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
Anything else you would like to tell us? My friend has an expensive handbag and an attachment broke. She couldn’t get the part, I drew it in SketchUp, 3D printed it and I was a hero! Another friend was trying to mount some switches and USB power ports on his full scale experimental aircraft. Using SketchUp I designed a mounting bracket and 3D printed it and every part fit perfectly even labeling for only a few dollars.


#1200

Thank you very much


#1201

Thank you very much for these questions and the follows are my answers:
I have always worked for ZAST(Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology) all my life so far. I retired last year and now I still employed by the office temperarily to help on some of the things. My work were always to initiate international cooperations and projects to promote the advancement of science and technology in China. ZAST is a membership based organization that part of the AST system in China. Most members of ZAST are mid-level or above professionals with either science or technology backgrounds. The best of job I loved and made me stick to my job was the freedom to do things of my realizations of their benefits to the community. I am current trying to advocate the concept of open community lab in Zhejiang for a more innovative China. There are many maker-spaces in China but very seldom a open community lab where any one can stop by to use its facilities almost for any educational purposes. Be innovative is its focus. I personal do not hold any skilled as an inventor except that I had a half-way formal education in computer science back in 1979. All my knowledge about computing are re-established through self learning. I came across sketchup as I was thought up about one of my recent public science education project - Insect Trap. My ideas behind it is to use the opportunity to set a insect trap, participants can be exposed to not only entomology but also engineering designs, data collections and use, physics, eco-diversity, design thinking, Project-Lead-The-Way learnning.
As soon as I openned up Sketchup I was impressed. I had earlier experience of using other 2D drawing softwares such as: caroldraw and photoshops around the time of 1980 to 1995. As the office has limited funding I had to do all the design myself almost for anything. Comparing to then, Sketchup really is incredible. Using it also made me realizing Sketchup really represent not only a good software but a good design thinking. Whoevers behind it know 100% welcome to make things simple for users. It is so smart to be able to define everything in the software as dots and faces, and it really simplifies the thinking and everything can then be supported by math which is the computer’s best ability.
I am still new to Sketchup. I am not sure if I annoyed anyone to have asked very simple questions so far. I am learning but slowly. I want to understand it more for myself and for my future projects for public educations. I do think Sketchup like other open source learning platforms such as: arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Microbits, should be tought to young students and it should become a regular tool for them to use when and where ever possible and needed.
With Sketchup it is tempting because of it is easy to see what it can do and my eagers shot up, and I have to learn to control it.
(Sorry for any writing mistakes)


#1202

A good looking design. Are you planning on building it?


#1203

hello…I’m Mathan . I’m from Philippines.I love using SketckUp thats why im here…and I’m an intermediate but I’m willing to learn more…I’m running SketchUp Make2017 on windows 10…thanks…


#1204

Who are you?
I am Mahdi Mashouf :slight_smile:
What is your industry and profession?
I am Architect and UrbanDesigner
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
I used SketchUp Professionally and Personally, and even teach SU for IAUCTB University Last Semester
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?
because with SU I do everything just as Imagined.
I love every part of SU.
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
I use SU from the Sketchup 7 and till now it is my main software.
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
no, I watched 3DBasecamps through Youtube, but I really like to go.
What is your current set up?
I do most of my jobs by laptop and SU 2018
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?
not yet, but I am running my website and will upload some of the ex-projects there.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
I like to make models of the Historical building in my city with details.
What is your favorite Emoji?
:slight_smile:
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?
I enjoy long walks on the streets of city.


#1205

Who are you?
My name is Jeremy!

What is your industry and profession?
I just graduated with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, but now I am working in Software Development in the Landscaping and Hardscaping Industry

Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
I use Ruby API in SketchUp professionally but I enjoy browsing the forums personally to learn more about SketchUp and hopefully help others!

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? (Besides using it to impress the babes/bros…)
I use SketchUp because the Ruby API is very useful for what my profession demands. My favorite thing about SketchUp is the awesome community and the knowlege sharing that happens here (User-made plugins, Forum participation, and all the fun happenings that get talked about)

How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
I’ve only been using SketchUp for around 2 months so I’m still a beginner, but I’m trying to become an expert in the Ruby API side.

Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
I have not attended a SketchUp 3DBasecamp, but it seems like a great place to learn more about SketchUp (but I don’t see the company I work for paying for a ticket…)

What is your current set up? [Computer type, SketchUp version…etc.] (Your lake house and Ferrari don’t count)
I just use my desktop at work with SketchUp Pro 2017.

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?
Not yet, but I’m working on some!

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…)
If you’re curious about using Ruby Code to place a texture nicely on a curved surface I’ve got the answer for you! (My main participation on these forums so far…)

What is your favorite Emoji?
:scream: , by far!

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?
I prefer hiking in the mountains or swimming in lakes (there’s a lot of those here in Minnesota)


#1206

Hello everyone!
My name is Aiden. I just graduated from high school and am an aspiring architect and engineer. I will be attending George Fox University this fall to pursue a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.

I have mostly just used SketchUp for fun, but more recently, have been using it for more practical applications. For example, my family is building a house (my parents’ profession), and I have been using SketchUp to realize various design ideas and (with Twilight Render) help my parents visualize the project as construction progresses.

I use SketchUp because it is free, easy to use, and surprisingly powerful. I have neither the time or money to invest in purchasing or learning professional modeling software, but Sketchup has provided an ideal platform for everything from just modeling random things for entertainment to the high level of accuracy and complexity demanded by my parents’ house project.

I would place myself in a high-intermediate or advanced proficiency category. I have never had any formal instruction in using SketchUp, but have spent countless hours experimenting and watching YouTube tutorials to learn as many functions as I can (I have not ever been to SketchUp basecamp). At this point, I can say that I feel quite familiar with all of the features and utilizing them to make the most of the time I spend modeling.

I currently use SketchUp Make 2017 on my desktop PC (which is fairly high power, but I don’t know the exact specifications as a friend built it), and my Surface Pro 3.

My favorite emojis are the winky and smiley faces :grinning::wink:

I live on the coast and can walk to the beach from my house. One of my favorite things to do is take long walks there!


#1207


The link above is my photo. I hope this is how you do it.
Hey, Folks!

I am a Residential General Contractor.

I use SketchUp Make for professional and personal design projects.
I started using SketchUp while I was the General Contractor and Construction Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity. During that time and because I was using it for a non-profit, Google SketchUp provided me with a free professional license. What I like about it was the ability to show my volunteers a picture while trying to describe a certain project needed to be done. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words! I believe that I am somewhere between “intermediate” and “advanced”. I have not gone to 3DBasecamp, but have used the tutorial videos. I am currently using my laptop to do my design work. I do not have a warehouse page. Yet. I do believe in UFO’s, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti and ghosts. My favorite Emojis are:joy::crazy_face::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. Yes, I do like taking long walks. Because my riding lawnmower died and I have almost 2 1/2 - 3 acres to mow, I walk a 21" x 14.8 mile swath once a week!