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Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« on: April 27, 2006, 11:15:25 AM »
Download your FREE Sketch-up Now...... :D ;D :'(
http://sketchup.google.com/index.html
« Last Edit: April 28, 2006, 07:54:56 PM by jraabe »

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Re: Come and Get it
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 07:44:26 PM »
That's one of the coolest free programs I've ever seen!   Thanks!

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 10:12:13 AM »


Learning is fun!

glenn-k

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 10:10:13 AM »
Here is Gadwin to turn your drawings into postable jpeg's.

http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 09:22:31 PM »

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 03:28:43 PM »
This is a cool software to play around with.  I downloaded it and played around with it some.  I like it.

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2006, 07:20:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum -- there's lots of neat stuff and info here.

Freeholdfarm

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 04:33:13 PM »
I just downloaded SketchUp a couple of days ago -- what fun!  Now I have to figure out how to share my designs.

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 05:34:12 PM »
Listed above is Gadwin Printscreen - it is free and will copy your creation from the screen to JPEG to post here just like a photo.

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2007, 06:51:03 PM »
Okay, I down-loaded Gadwin, and captured a picture of a plan -- now how do I get it into a post here?  Can somebody help me with it?

Thanks!

Kathleen

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 07:37:19 PM »
That will usually be saved in your computer as    My Documents/Printscreen files.

Start a free account at Photobucket  

Register- log in - go to-- Upload Videos/ Browse  click the browse button - it will look on your computer - browse to the My Documents/Printscreen files/screenshot 001 or the name of the file you want.  

This also works with other images/pictures  on your computer.  Double click the file name then click the upload button.  

The picture will appear on your Photobucket album.  Below the picture are 3 tags.  

Copy the img code tag --click on it and it should copy -- if not then highlight it - right click - copy then paste it into the message reply window with your message.  This works for all photos or screenshots.

Example - note that I added the quotes and the first hyphen to keep the file from appearing so you could see what I am talking about.  Even though this looks complicated, it isn't - the program names it and everything -you just click buttons and copy and paste.

  "[IMG-]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/glennkangiser/ScreenShot004-1.jpg[/IMG]"
« Last Edit: January 04, 2007, 07:40:58 PM by glenn-k »

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2007, 04:18:36 PM »
Version 6 now available.
http://sketchup.google.com/

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 02:32:15 AM »
I've been using sketchup. I was introduced to it at the local tech college here in Hobart, Tasmania. It's pretty good.

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2008, 06:24:26 AM »
Got in a hurry the other day sab and failed to say Welcome to the Forum, so - Welcome to the Forum.

I used it a bit but haven't had time to sit down and play with it much.  It is quicker for me to just sketch something up with pencil and paper than do it on the computer, but for a computer program that is free, SketchUp is nice.  It also can save your work --if the hard drive never crashes and you have made backups. :)
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2008, 08:40:08 PM »
Figured I would post some of my Sketchup designs.

I use a different program for houses, but I've used Sketchup to design several skateparks.








Its a relatively easy program but its also pretty advanced aswell.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2008, 09:56:31 PM »
That is some outstanding work, Curtis.  I have played with it a little but very little. 

I can be pretty good at this stuff - have in the past, but never take time to learn it or even play with it seriously any more.  Too many things to do.  I learned some of the early Autocad long ago.  It's likely gone now...
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2008, 10:10:27 PM »
Thanks. I just started on an underground home design about an hour or two ago. I'll definitely run it by you when it is finished, it will be my first actual attempt to create a home of some sort in Sketchup

I could never get into Autocad, I know nothing of it.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2008, 10:18:14 PM »
Sketchup will be better - Lots and lots of stuff in Autocad - too complicated for most who don't use it often including me not to mention it cost thousands of dollars for one license.

I'll be glad to review your stuff and give you some ideas.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 08:39:10 AM »
What a cool use of Sketchup!  Used to be a boarder when I was a kid in the mid 70's and the skateparks were just starting to appear in Santa Cruz County where we lived.

YouTube has a whole series of tutorial videos (over 60 of them) called Sketchup for Dummies, they are really great for quick learning. - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sketchup+for+Dummies&search_type=&aq=f
 I have been using Sketchup for years and it is one of my most indispensible softwares.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2008, 10:45:14 AM »
Well this is what I did last night before I crashed. I'm on my hour break right now at work, so I can't do more but i'll go ahead and post what I started as I think its a nice idea.



What you're seeing is the second elevation change. Going up those long steps will lead to the kitchen / dining area, Those windows that are visible in the rendering are directly above a dinner table, and would help light the kitchen area, aswell as the light from the entrance and other windows that I haven't put in yet in the front wall of that area. All of that would be underground aswell, except the front entrance which would lead to a decent outside patio kind of like described in the $50 and up underground house book.

The level shown would be an entertainment / living type room, with a bathroom going in on one side, and a bedroom / sleeping area on the other that would widen it more.

None of the support posts have been made, and I know I need to go back and makes the windows higher off the ground, etc, etc.

Just posted up the first couple hours of work, that is all.
-Curtis

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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2008, 11:01:30 AM »
Cool, Curtis.  We can start an owner builder project thread on this if you want then your stuff will be easy to find and track as it evolves -- I can move this there if you want.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2008, 02:04:41 PM »
Neat idea. If members have some basic models of some of the standard houses we could share them as downloadable models that others could work with.

3DHA and BH&G Home Designer are better for producing scale floor plans and they are generally easier to learn, but SketchUp is much more flexible and creative.

SketchUp is also great at showing how things go together when you are trying to explain something. I just haven't yet gotten the basics down to be able to do too much. d* It probably needs a few days of spending an hour or two learning it. ???
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2008, 05:11:10 PM »
Cool, Curtis.  We can start an owner builder project thread on this if you want then your stuff will be easy to find and track as it evolves -- I can move this there if you want.

Thanks.

Actually i'll start a new thread to track the progress after I post the new rendering. I'll keep a link to it in my signature, so its easy for everyone to find.
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2008, 05:36:54 PM »
No problem. :)
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Re: Free Download - SketchUp 3d modeling program
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2009, 06:29:32 PM »
Download your FREE Sketch-up Now...... :D ;D :'(
http://sketchup.google.com/index.html

Has anyone here used recent versions of SketchUp on a Mac with Leopard OS (10.5.6 to be precise). I tried it briefly before buying my new Mac last year and really enjoyed playing around with it, but I've heard that there are problems (slow running, various tools don't work right, etc) running the latest versions of SketchUp under the most recent Mac OS versions, and I'm kind of scared to try it again.  :-\
The download of the free version that will work on my old computer is no longer available. Any info?
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