Hi, my name is Dan and I have been retired from an IT management job for about 5 years. I am married (40 years) and have a son & daughter.
I have been a hobbyist woodworker since before I retired. I was inspired by my grandfather who died before I was born. He was a senior executive at Texaco but still managed to make some amazing pieces of furniture. I probably fall into the beginner category for Sketchup although I’ve done my best to model a complex China Cabinet that I plan to build for my wife. I am modeling the China Cabinet to match a Buffet that my grandfather made. I completed the model and have begun the fabrication but I am scared that my design is not correct. I would love to find a mentor who can review my model and provide feedback.
Who are you? Hi! I’m Nik
What is your industry and profession? Custom wood furniture/Entrepreneur
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? Mostly professionally but I’m also using it for remodeling my house
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? (Besides using it to impress the babes/bros…) I’ve just begun using it so I don’t have an opinion now. It seems quite easy to use.
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced? Extreme Beginner
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? Not yet
What is your current set up? [Computer type, SketchUp version…etc.] (Your lake house and Ferrari don’t count) At this time I have a gaming desktop and I’m using the free version but my business will be up and running before the end of the year and I’ll be purchasing a new computer as well as the Shop Version
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
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 went to college for Architecture and Mechanical Engineering with Machining. My internship was in a table and cabinet manufacturer and I fell in love with furniture.
What is your favorite Emoji? I hate emojis
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? Yes but I’d rather hike in the woods.
I am working for my own company, but previously I was University teacher and physicist researcher for decades.
Right now I am interested in developing some ruby script to automate the creation
of buildings using special, lego like bulding element.
For this purpose I purchased Sketchup Pro 2018 about half a year ago.
So I would say I use Sketchup for my profession, but I am immersing into ruby World.
I alread designed about 10+ buildings with SU, so perhaps I can consider myself
SketchUp 3DBasecamp is something to still explore.
My set up?
Sketchup Pro 2018, ver. 18.0.16975 64-bit running on
Im John. Thats the best forum guidelines I’ve read - nice work
Im a jack of all trades, master of none
Presently working on my truck - planing to build a canvas cage canopy for touring
Sketchup has been great for putting mental images into a more tangible medium
Im still very much the noob - basic functions only but thats nearly all I need
I’ve got a fairly powerfull laptop with a GTX 1070 card - seems to do the job
Not presently using 3D warehouse - may have to for the help I need?
Knowledge is to be shared. I’m keen to share what I know … not much
My name is Midorin, a high-school student. I use Sketchup personally.
At first, I searched for a 3D modelling software to help my father’s work since he was still doing Architecture work traditionally. I like it because it’s first 3D modelling software, I guess?
I’m a real beginner on Sketchup, haven’t gone to SketchUp 3DBasecamp.
My current set up is SketchUp 2016 running on a Mid End Laptop(i7 Core Gen 4th, 8GB RAM , and GT 740), and no website to show off.
Don’t have favourite Emoji.
Do I enjoy Long walks on the beach? I don’t really like beach…
My name is Coach White. I teach construction technology at a high school.
I use SketchUp to teach the basics of blueprint reading and to have students design any projects they would like to build. I use SketchUp and Layout because the GA DOE purchased a statewide license for all students/teachers and it’s ease of use. I recently received a grant for the Microsoft HoloLens as well as the SketchUp Viewer App for the HoloLens. I allow students to design their projects and load them into the mixed reality viewer for to walk through and present their design.
I’m probably considered to be a novice when it comes to creating my own designs and with the SketchUp viewer app. I would to attend the basecamp but funding would need to be located first.
I currently am running Sketchup/Layout 2017 & SketchUp Viewer on a Dell laptop with upgraded RAM.
Most used emoji is the thumbs up.
I haven’t liked the beach since a shark ate my float when I was 10. I also dislike the sand.
Thanks so much! I just use a basic cannon inkjet but for presentation work, I take my images to a print shop and get them printed at A3. Would love to have a good A3 printer myself but I think they’re quite expensive
Hey dudes and dudettes, my name is James.
I’m fairly new to SketchUp, currently using it for academic purposes ( architecture freshman ). I made an account here to get some technical help with my models, because, as a beginner I experience a lot of troubles understanding the mechanics of the program.
I actually don’t have any models or projects I could post here, so just try to imagine the Burj Khalifa equivalent of SketchUp artwork, that should illustrate my skills quite well. ( tbh im on the level of making cubes and balls and stuff, so lvl. 0 )
Anyways… I’m glad I’ve joined your community, hope I can get some help and advice, and as my skill progresses, I hope I can help others as well.
Hi I am Danie Santos and I am an aspiring architect. Currently I work as a window and door specialist at Home Depot. My practice with Sketchup started summer 2013 when I took a class. My wonder with Sketchup has increased but unfortunately all my work was gone to waste after I lost a couple of hard drives with my awesome work.
Aside from my 3D modeling interest, I enjoy sketching, playing guitar, playing soccer and hiking. I’m going to school for Construction Management and plan on going to grad school to learn Architecture to get my license. M:expressionless:
That’s great having a full SU Pro license for teaching. I teach at a private school, and I’m not sure such a grant is available. I taught this past fall with SU for Schools with some success and battled some limitations.
Who are you? My name is Victoria, or Tori.
What is your industry and profession? I am an Interior Designer
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? I used it in school and am now trying to implement it at my work.
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? I am a visual person I like to be able to see how things will look before we make it permanent. Plus it is easy to use!
How proficient are you in SketchUp? I would like to say i am fairly intermediate.
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? No I have not. I looked at it but it was expensive.
What is your current set up? Computer type? I use a HP Laptop if that’s what that means. I am use to the Desktop version of Sketchup because of school, but I’m using Sketchup Shop. Trying to get use to it.
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? I don’t have a page of models. I have models that were saved when I had my desktop version, but I don’t know how to retrieve them, which is why I am on here.
Anything else you would like to tell us? Nope!
What is your favorite Emoji? Girl flipping hair emoji
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…? Sure!
Hello. I’m fairly new to SketchUp, but enjoying the flexibility it allows in modelling and setting out. I had a query about the later actually. My industry is furniture design, and we are trying to use Layout to its best.
Not sure if I can ask here, but 2 things I could do with looking at: Different Page Orientations in the same document in Layout; Saving text/dim settings into a Template. They save into a document, but not a template.