- SketchUcation Resources
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About the Forums
The SketchUcation Community Forums were founded in May 2007 and is the leading resource for SketchUp support for both professional and hobbyist SketchUp users. With over 250,000 members and nearly 500,000 posts it is jam packed with solutions for just about any SketchUp query you might have.
- New members can introduce themselves here and if your are new to SketchUp it is the best place to get beginner tips and tricks.
- Our Getting Started guide to the forums lists the do's and don't's of forum ettiquette.
- Looking a collection of beginner SketchUp tip and tricks the community has an incredible collection ready and waiting...
About the Shop
Premium Members receive a 20% discount on all shop items plus tons of free SketchUp models, materials and styles to download.
Premium membership - with our new site, we introduced "Premium membership" for our members. This comes with tons of "Premium only" free content and discounted shop items, a free "Private consultation room" to discuss, troubleshoot and learn from experienced SketchUp users.
Plugins - our Plugins Index is currently a sticky forum topic in our Plugins Forum. It has been our long term wish to create a more usable and sortable Plugin Repository which will allow members and visitors alike to browse the extremely rich collection of plugins developed by our author contributors or external parties from all over the World. Keep an eye on this secion as we might surprise you with a new Plugins Index any time.
Tutorials - with the new site up and running, we decided to collect the best and most complete tutorials in our new Resources / Tutorials section. With many experienced and generous SketchUp users on-board, this section is an ever growing place where you can find a lot of useful tips and tricks.
- There is still a "Tutorials " subforum we have where members also share some useful tips and tricks.
SketchUcation is pleased to offer its member some exclusive offers* on 3Dconnexion products.
Buy a SpaceNavigator®, SpaceMouse® Wireless, SpaceNavigator® for Notebooks, SpaceMouse® Pro or SpacePilot® Pro and receive a 20% discount.
This offer does not apply to purchases made in 3Dconnexion's educational webshops.
How to take advantage of this exclusive offer:
- Visit your local 3Dconnexion Webstore using the links below
- Add a qualifying product to the cart
- Enter voucher code SKETCH20PROMO and press the “refresh” button next to the voucher code field.
- Complete checkout as normal (with or without registering)
3Dconnexion Webstore Links
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*These offers are fulfilled on the 3Dconnexion Webstore and are available in the US and Europe only at this time. The offers are not available on 3Dconnexion’s educational products.
If you have any questions about this offer, contact 3Dconnexion here.
What is a 3D Mouse?
A 3D Mouse is an input device for smoothly and intuitively positioning digital 3D content or camera views in SketchUp and more than 100 other architectural, design and engineering applications.
3Dconnexion offers products for occasional / hobbyist users right up to power users looking for the most sophisticated hardware available.
How do I use one?
The 3D Mouse is used in your non-dominant hand while you continue to use your standard mouse in your normal hand. You gently manipulate the 3D mouse’s controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D content. 3Dconnexion 3D Mice include buttons (up to 31 depending on the model), giving access to a wide range of useful features.
Why should I use one?
As the 3D Mouse takes care of 3D navigation, your standard mouse is free to do what it does best – moving the cursor to select menu items or parts of your model to draw and edit. Not only is this two-handed work style faster (21% on average), it’s more comfortable as you have to move and click the standard mouse a lot less.