Google SketchUp Pro 8 step by step

GetPro Books
Free sample

Created to provide an experience closer to drawing and modeling with real objects, SketchUp has won over a host of loyal users year after year. SketchUp stands out for its speed and ease when creating volumetric objects and studies, being used to produce from simple to highly complex designs. The ability to exchange information between various programs in the CAD industry and other innovations such as integration with Google Earth, Google Street View and the availability of inumerous free libraries, through the Google 3D Warehouse make SketchUp stand out. This book aims to provide a high quality learning experience. All the described procedures are illustrated; at the end of each chapter there is a summary of the main topics addressed and exercises.
Read more

About the author

Architect João Gaspar wrote SketchUp Pro 2013 step by step the author's 4th book about SketchUp.
Read more
8 total

Additional Information

GetPro Books
Read more
Published on
Sep 1, 2017
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Computers / Educational Software
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
The SketchUp to LayOut book is the essential guide for woodworkers, carpenters, architects, contractors, builders, and designers who already know the basics on how to use SketchUp, but are looking to create stunning presentations to visualize their ideas with their clients using LayOut.Learn the workflow for creating models specifically for LayOut

Before you even begin modeling that first rectangle, you'll need to fully understand which type of model you should be building for LayOut. Don't make the mistake of creating twice the amount of work for yourself because you didn't properly organize your model ahead of time.

I'll teach you how to save time and frustration by organizing your model so YOU are in control of how your model viewports look.

The entire first half of the book is dedicated to preparing your model for LayOut. From organizational workflow, to scenes and styles. I share with you my 5 point method I use to visualize and prepare every scene I create for LayOut.

Not only will you understand exactly what those five points are, you'll learn multiple ways to control them. Using these methods, you will gain complete control over the look of your viewports in LayOut. You will master every aspect of a SketchUp scene and style, to enable you to create impressive presentations and drawings in the least amount of time possible.

Is this too advanced for me?

This book is designed for construction professionals who don't have any prior experience in LayOut at all. But it's also structured in a way that lets you look up specific tasks or methods without having to read the book cover to cover. I’ll save you all the time and frustration that I went through when I first learned LayOut by quickly orienting you with the workspace, then jumping right in to creating your own titleblock, inserting SketchUp models, and adding dimensions.

You should have some basic knowledge on how to use SketchUp. But if you're just starting out, you'll have complete access to my entire library of tutorials and videos for free on my website to bring you up to speed quickly.

Every important aspect of LayOut is explained in the book, with step by step instructions for you to follow along. Learn exactly what you need to know and skip over all the little details you don’t need to worry about. The book has been updated for 2014 so you'll even learn about the new Auto-Text tag feature, saving you a ton of time on those redundant text edits.

You’ll see REAL examples

The sample projects in the book are real projects, not hypothetical meaningless shapes and boxes, so you can see exactly how to apply the concepts you learn in context with the real world. Plus, the SketchUp and LayOut files are included with each book download so you’ll be able to follow along and discover for yourself how to organize a similar project of your own. The sample projects include a woodworking table project, akitchen project, and a three story house project.

At the same time, each step by step instruction can be read and followed independently from the project. So if you need to go back and reference a certain part of the book to learn how to do something specific, you'll be able to do that too.

Advanced Techniques

I’ve consulted with many of the best SketchUp gurus in the world! I’ve hung out with Nick Sonder at the SketchUp basecamp conference. I’ve interviewed Aidan Chopra, SketchUp evangelist and author of “Google SketchUp for Dummies”, Eric Schimelpfenig from, and Alexander Schreyer, author of “Architectural Design with SketchUp”. I’ve also consulted with Mike Brightman, author of “The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture”, Daniel Tal, author of “Rendering In SketchUp”, and many other great SketchUp experts.

The present AutoCAD reference guide is, basically, an extension of our teaching, training and working experience in the CAD (Computer Aided Design) field and covers only ~200 commands of AutoCAD. In a productivity war, not only fewer weapons (tools and commands) force us to imbibe the defeat, but more than enough weapons are also suicidal (because we have less time for selection of weapon, too). So a compromising balance has been tried to achieve the optimum.

The available average good books on AutoCAD are horribly containing 2-3 thousands of pages for main text, with dozens of pages, only for their contents. All these mess is full of unnecessary details of even very simpler commands, which user can easily learn intuitively. Even after the bulk of pages they skip some really useful commands, which could otherwise boost the productivity of end user. 

While this reference guide is intended to provide a compact guide of AutoCAD to a wide range of working CAD professionals and students, ranging from engineering streams (architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) to non-technical streams. We are relying heavily on the AutoCAD’s user friendly interface while writing the reference guide, as after entering the command alias in AutoCAD, it,  itself, tells ‘n asks for minimum ‘n necessary details through command line. So, practically, there is no need of written procedural details.

As this reference guide book is complimentary with the ‘AutoCAD-Advanced’ and ‘AutoCAD-Professional’ courses of ‘4Dimensions’, most commands given in this guide need at least one time lab training on real projects by an experienced tutor/professional. Each command, once mastered, doesn’t need the whole procedure to be remembered exactly (as different versions may have different procedures).

Content Development Team

4 Dimensions

O livro 101 Conceitos de Arquitetura e Urbanismo na Era Digital é uma coleção exemplar de verbetes, escrita e organizada por professores e pesquisadores que são conhecedores das novas tecnologias e conectados com a realidade da academia e do mercado, no Brasil e na América Latina. Como se trata de um guia de referência único em língua portuguesa, acreditamos que ele tem tudo para ser uma indicação "obrigatória" por professores de disciplinas ligadas à tecnologia nas escolas técnicas e faculdades de Arquitetura e Engenharia em todo o país. Texto da Contracapa: "Se o final do século passado ficou marcado pela incorporação da prancheta eletrônica nos ambientes de projeto com a utilização dos programas de CAD, percebe-se, nos dias de hoje, uma maior exploração da tecnologia CAM, a propagação da plataforma BIM, bem como dos recursos CAE e o uso de máquinas CNC, equipamentos controlados por computador, nos meios de produção e concepção arquitetônica. Portanto, há uma mudança não somente do desenho arquitetônico, mas sim uma inovação no próprio processo de projetar. O franco desenvolvimento da lógica CAAD (computer-aided architectural design ou projeto arquitetônico auxiliado por computador) vem revolucionando a tarefa de pensar, projetar e produzir arquitetura. Diante de tais circunstâncias, somos chamados a "reinventar o desenvolvimento urbano e repensar o papel da arquitetura" MITCHELL, 2002, p.28), pois "não temos escolha; na realidade, não podemos optar"; estamos na era digital!"
Revit é um software BIM desenvolvido pela Autodesk, criadora do AutoCAD. Com o Revit é possível criar um projeto completo em 3D, e é a partir deste modelo (que pode ser chamado de edifício virtual) são extraídas perspectivas, pranchas de documentação, tabelas e todo o tipo de dados e informações que estão associadas aos objetos do modelo. Dessa maneira, você não estará mais desenhando linhas que representam uma parede, por exemplo, mas estará desenhando uma parede "real", que contém informações sobre sua altura, espessura, componentes, aberturas, entre outros dados. Assim como as paredes, as lajes, vigas, pilares, portas, janelas e todo tipo de objeto inserido em seu modelo contém (ou pode conter) todo o tipo de dado a respeito de si mesmo. Por causa disso, o modelo resultante se torna algo além de um objeto 3D normalmente usado para se obter plantas, cortes, elevações e perspectivas automaticamente; trata-se de um banco de dados completo sobre o projeto, que pode ser aproveitado em softwares de coordenação e compatibilização de projetos, análises estruturais e de eficiência energética, orçamento e planejamento da obra, e gestão da edificação depois que estiver pronta, só para citar alguns exemplos. Aprendendo a usar o Revit você estará preparado para atuar profissionalmente com um dos métodos mais modernos de concepção, desenvolvimento e produção de projeto existentes hoje para o mercado de AEC, ou seja, arquitetura, engenharia e construção.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.