• Best CAD sites

    Best SketchUp Site

    3DConnexion recently did an article on where CAD professionals can get tremendous value and support. The SketchUcation community was listed as one of the best places for SketchUp Professionals.

    As we approach nearly 400,000 members it is exciting to see the community getting the recognition it deserves. It speaks volumes that an independent and unbiased community of users can build something so amazing.

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  • April SpaceMouse Winners

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    Congrats to both Traupmann and Written4 who place 1st and 2nd respectively in the SketchUcation SpaceMouse raffle for April 2015.

    May's raffle is open for business. For those eligible, please get your unique raffle code by clicking the button below.

    Best of luck!

    Enter Raffle

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  • PlusSpec Sneak Peek

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    Our good friends down under, RubySketch, have released a series of videos showing new features coming to PlusSpec.

    From 2D plans in minutes, steel structure and electrical layout, kitchen and furniture design and landscaping. This is a huge leap forward for time saving design in SketchUp.

    With quantifying happening as you design it is proving that PlusSpec are leading the charge for making SketchUp the BIM tool architects, builders and designers have craved for years.

    To see all the new features watch these 4 amazing videos for PlusSpec from it's Business Development Manager Andrew Dwight.

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  • SketchUp to LayOut for Architects

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    Hot on the heels of the immensely popular SketchUp to LayOut training series Matt Donley from MasterSketchUp has another gem planned for release soon!

    SketchUp to LayOut for Architecture is a co-operative effort with LayOut guru Nick Sonder. This meeting of minds is sure to result in killer, tips, tricks and techniques for architects.

    Nick is synonymous in the arena of Construction Documents using only SketchUp and LayOut. Whilst Matt has a well established pedigree in SketchUp Training. It's the perfect combo.

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  • Ancient Rome Render Competition

    3d humster challenge

    Soak up the atmosphere of Ancient Rome with its beautiful architecture, culture, mythology and striking history by entering this great competition from the team over at 3DHumster.com

    There's an insane amount of prizes for the lucky winners. From hardware, software and renderfarm time. The competition closes in May so it would be great to see SketchUp well represented.

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  • Wanna meet up in the UK this summer?

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    Some of SketchUp's brightest and talented users have banged heads for the last few weeks. The reason? Well it's about time Europe had it's own SketchUp get together!

    To help us find out if this is indeed as awesome as it sounds in our heads then please take 5 minutes out of your day to let us know.

    Take Survey

    We love to see an event for SketchUp users this side of the pond. You can help make that happen!

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  • February SpaceMouse Winners

    win a spacemouse

    Congrats to both Ton Baeten and Mear2010 who place 1st and 2nd respectively in the SketchUcation SpaceMouse raffle for February 2015.

    March's raffle is open for business. For those eligible, please get your unique raffle code by clicking the button below.

    Best of luck!

    Enter Raffle

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  • January SpaceMouse Winners

    january spacemouse winners

    Congrats to both JQL and Phil Meadows who place 1st and 2nd respectively in the SketchUcation SpaceMouse raffle for January 2015.

    February's raffle is open for business. For those eligible, please get your unique raffle code by clicking the button below.

    Best of luck!

    Enter Raffle

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  • Studio setup in V-Ray for SketchUp

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    Cars included in exterior renders of architectural scenes help with the scene composition. Some 3D artists prefer to add them in post production using an image editor application. I prefer to include them in my scene using SketchUp.

    At times there is a specific need of a car render look. By learning it, you are capable of outputting nice renders of cars, motorcycles and all other vehicles. So this tutorial focusses on how create a car paint and an studio set up for car rendering using V-Ray for SketchUp.

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  • Save $125 on Thea Render 1.4

    To celebrate the release of Thea Render 1.4 we have a great deal for the Christmas period. We have knocked $125 off the price for the Thea for SketchUp bundle.

    For only $300 you get a Thea Render Studio licence, Thea for SketchUp plugin licence and 2 node licences. This amazing offer runs until the 10th of January.

    Premium Members get a further $25 discount, paying only $275.

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