What is your 2020 SketchUp Resolution?

We have a new year is coming and we would love to hear what you plan to do to up your SketchUp game! Check out some of the solutions that our staff had here!

How do you plan to cram more SketchUp skills into your year in 2020?

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I remember the time when the 69 Dodge Challenger was a new project, Thomas :sweat_smile:

@ Peter: planning my own Passivhouse was the reason to try Sketchup in 2007 right after Google takeover …

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I’d like to gain a better grasp of using Sketchup to produce CNC instructions.

Shep

Connectinguinly trimbeling users with it,
Rubily yours,
Jack

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Achk… yea. The worst part is, the SketchUp version of this isn’t the real beginning. It started as a 3dsmax project some time before that.

For SU2020.0 I aim to write less extensions and actually complete some of my modelling projects, while learning how to work with Substance Painter and VfSU.

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Maybe Aaron should set me behind the camera for one of the modelling streams - forcing me to finish it. :rofl:

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I’m with @shep here. When I have some down time early next year I really want to tackle building a smooth reliable workflow out of Sketchup and into CNC. I’ve been trying to get this nailed down for a few years with mixed luck. I’m focusing of making 2D toolpaths for CNC routers / and Plasma cutters to begin with. I’ve been successful off and on but I’m am still plagued but occasional reversing curves on import. I think I need to sit down and document for myself carefully the metadata “rules” of which curves get reversed (L-R vs R-L) and be super careful about how the models are created. It feels so close to being reliable but it’s not there yet. This is the year to figure it out.

I want to streamline my SketchUp to construction documents workflow. At present it still has to much of trial and error and “muddling through”.

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My 2020 SketchUp resolution is going to be the same as it was for 2019: 1680x1050

Unless Aaron buys me a new MacBook Pro 16 inch.

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This can be arranged!

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This cannot be arranged!

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Shouldn’t you be in front of the camera instead?

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Finalize the Porsche 908 and starting with the 917K #23 - the first porsche win at the 24h race in le mans in 1970. :scream: and showing the progress if anyone is interested :nerd_face:

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You know I’ll just end up coding a new extension…

Is that a call for live extension coding suggestions?

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You mean like this?

2019-12-18_19h09_26

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I’ve made some nice outdoor furniture assembly instructions this year using LayOut to make A4 double side pages that fold into A5 booklets when printed. I spent quite a lot of time on those and got some good feedback. It’s nice to print them out and see them going into packaged items knowing I created them.

Making the SketchUp scenes with the fixings for the exploded views takes quite a lot of thinking out to get the message across to the customer simply and effectively. Then there’s the puzzle of nicely fitting the paper space with those scenes and notes. It probably took much longer than it should, so I’ll be looking to speed up that process up a little.

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That’s using the native exporter right? How did you get on with Simple DXF, did you have success with that?

Thanks for remembering Ian, I did initially get it to work I think but didn’t play with it enough to have faith in it. I was under a crunch so had to just redraw in vectorworks and move on. I’ll circle back around to that this year to really build a pathway I feel confident about. I wish I could just get native to work.