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by Aidan Chopra

ePub Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies download
Author:
Aidan Chopra
ISBN13:
978-0470916827
ISBN:
0470916826
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Publisher:
For Dummies; 1 edition (December 28, 2010)
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Subcategory:
Architecture
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I have found the Google Sketchup 8 For Dummies book to be a good guide for getting into Sketchup.

I have found the Google Sketchup 8 For Dummies book to be a good guide for getting into Sketchup. It is comprehensive and detailed enough to get you up to speed fairly quickly. After reading and practicing with only the first five chapters, I was able to design a new bathroom vanity, including raised panel doors and a drop in basin.

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily. Aidan Chopra is the product evangelist for SketchUp at Google. Библиографические данные. Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies -For dummies.

Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life

Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life.

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows.

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Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies - Aidan Chopra

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies - Aidan Chopra. The good news is that you can get the whole chapter in digital form on the Web site.

Go 3D with Google's exciting architectural design software for Mac and Windows

Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you're just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows. There are even video walkthroughs on the companion Web site.

Google's exciting 3D modeling software offers hobbyists as well as architects, engineers, and industrial designers a less complicated tool for architectural rendering, urban planning, set design, game design, and other uses This guide explains both the free and professional versions for both Windows and Mac Covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and how to build a 3D model, print or share your work online, export your drawing to another design package or Google Earth, and create a detailed set of plans Companion Web site features video walkthroughs

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily.

  • Like most of Sketchup users probably, I just decided to jump in and give it a try based on the intuitive nature of the program, to see how far I would get. This approach has its pros and cons, as in everything, but as a person with little patience I dont really like to go thru manuals first, and then try; just do it and see where it stops. What it resulted in for me, was, apart from a complete in- and outside model as well as a walk-thru animation; a list of questions of things I kept running into. It was then that I started to look into this book, and was able to very quickly locate answers to, or parts of the book that related to, my questions ! This creates more confidence to keep on going with the program. In short; a valuable resource, when doing it on your own just leads to less than best or plain wrong practices, or seemingly 'insolvable' problems/questions ! Definitely recommend this one !

  • This is a well illustrated book with a companion website. The author goes into great detail about how to do things in Sketch and then demonstrates it by using the examples on the website. I've tried to use Sketchup for several years and each time I started, I got frustrated and took a nap. Mr. Chopra though kept things interesting without getting too far into the weeds. One other thing, "Dummies" books can for the most part, be too cutesy for my taste, but Mr. Chopra keeps that down to a minimum. After I read the first five or so chapters, I started to experiment more and more with Sketchup and so put the reading cover to cover aside and use the book as a reference now.

  • The book is very well organized and written. Mr. Chopra injects lots of humor in his writing, but still get his point across. I was
    already fairly well versed in other CADD programs, which isn't always an advantage. You get a little set in your ways regarding how to accomplish certain functions. Mr. Chopra is very familiar with this idiosyncrasy, and hammers home the correct way. He doesn't treat the reader as an idiot, as some "Dummies" authors do. From what I can tell, this guy has been with the SketchUp program for some time, and it shows in his very positive teaching style.

  • I have found the Google Sketchup 8 For Dummies book to be a good guide for getting into Sketchup. It is comprehensive and detailed enough to get you up to speed fairly quickly. After reading and practicing with only the first five chapters, I was able to design a new bathroom vanity, including raised panel doors and a drop in basin. I was also able to design a remodeled master bathroom with tiled shower and soaking tub. It has certainly met my needs. However, like any piece of software with substantial capabilities, you have to spend time with Sketchup so that the essential drawing techniques become second nature.

  • I am a very experienced design engineer who knows Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, and UG. I was hoping Sketchup would be a nice alternative to use at home, but I just could not get into it. The book makes it all sound so easy and fast, but it is a bassackwards program that is clunky and frustrating. I think the book sugar coats how clunky the program really is. Like I said, I am an experienced design engineer. I have designed parts on just about every major car on the road today, but I could not get into Sketchup or the book.

  • The book is filled with just the kind of information I was seeking about SketchUp. I would highly recommend the printed book version.
    Unfortunately, the Kindle Fire version is a major disappointment and not worth the money. I bought the Kindle version to use for guidance while using SketchUp on my computer. The book is very graphics intensive because it illustrates graphic procedures. Try as I might going over and over Kindle instructions, I was unable to get any kind of useful enlargements of the book's illustrations. Long before they are large enough to try to read, they are so blurred, rasterized, and out of focus that they are illegible. Kindle did its customers and the author a major disservice by failing to convert the printed illustrations to vector graphics which could be usefully enlarged.
    Other problems:
    - No useful table of contents - it doesn't readjust page numbers to fit Kindle's floating pages.
    - No index. Move to the 'End' looking for an index, and Kindle thinks you're finished and wipes out your position and bookmarks.
    - If Kindle has solutions to any of these shortcomings, they should stop hiding them.

  • The trouble with being an expert is that you can't see the problem that the dummy sees.
    Mr Chopra starts off, by identifying the taskbar headings, but only glances over what they do.(admitted by Mr Chopra)
    Later chapters he refers to them by totally different names, without telling you where to find them.
    There are no specific headings for tasks other that a global, say, " learning about Components", everything thereafter is written within the body of the text.
    I've still not found out where "PURGE" is to be found, or what it actually means !
    Lots of the Subheadings in the list disappear, if you don't have your model/Component "Highlighted" (in Blue). Then you have to search in 4 different columns for the "Component" Menu that will help you, 2 of which only tell you what the name of your component is !
    I've a long way to go, before I can even, reach the feet of Mr. Chopra
    (is that him standing in the corner of the model ?)
    Please Mr. Chopra, have a Dummy sitting by you the next time you come to revise this book !

  • I'm trying to learn SketchUp on my own and this book has been very helpful. One of my biggest disappointments is the index. I've worked with CAD software for 25 years, and standard CAD commands like "flip" or "mirror image" are not represented, but that may be the SketchUp software's fault.
    That being said, if you have internet access, using this book alongside the Youtube videos should be all that's necessary to get you started drawing in 3D.