I've been struggling for a long time with sketchUp untill I started with these videos. Will take some time no short cuts here but you will really be better off for the best on the Web I know from lots of searching. http://www.srww.com/blog/?p=1335 Step by step into all you need to know for great projects.
I been using the above link to the Swamp Road guy. I like the lengthy explanations that he gives. The Follow Me tool is just giving me such a hard time, especially, for instance, around cabinet tops as crown molding. I'm sure I'll get it in time. I am making progress and not as discouraged, but mildly burned out. Thanks everyone. ocd
I would like to report to the group that some light bulbs have turned on, and with the help of Dave R, I have progressed past groveling in the dark. Haven't really drawn any original work yet, but have feet on the ground. I am pretty sure now I did the right thing by giving my niece all my drafting stuff and using SketchUp instead. Certainly freed up room in my small shop. I will be back on this Forum, and wanted to give an update. Sincere Thanks for your help. ocd.
My real breakthrough in learning Sketchup came when I purchased "Sketchup Guide for Woodworkers-The Basics" by Dave Richard, published by Taunton Press. It was a very well presented video of Sketchup design, detail joinery concepts, and development of shop drawings. Subsequently I purchased "Sketchup Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques". Thanks Dave R.