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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby massimo » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:47 pm

Yes, but it wasn't me. :)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:00 pm

It wasn't me either.

Check the logs for an edit at that time.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Having analyzed the Mods' logs I can see no one editing that post - although an Admin might do so with no trace ?
It's just a mystery... I might mistype 'SolidSolver'... but making it something else that is so specific is very very unlikely.
I do have AutoHotkeys AutoCorrect, but looking through the look-up list there's nothing you could type that would end up with that phrase ?
A mischievous imp ??
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Admin can't do what you're suggesting.

I await an apology
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:26 pm

No apology.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:48 pm

Oh well
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:52 am

TIG wrote:Having analyzed the Mods' logs I can see no one editing that post - although an Admin might do so with no trace ?

If you look at the logs, they are full of me also logged so admins actions are also logged.

Confess TIG that it was you and let's get over this little Freudian slip. ;)
(We all know you from BaseCamp anyway) :)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:44 am

Ahh... but perhaps Admins can also 'edit' these logs [unlike mere Mods] so their footprints could be erased if they so desired... I do not know these things...

But I am not 'accusing' anyone of anything [although this IS a very 'Rich-like' trick].

I just find it all but unbelievable that I would mistype that exact mistake; as a mistype that is a meaningful phrase, but bears little connection to the original meaning or letters is just weird [SolidSolver >>> SolidSilver or SolidsLover maybe, but SolidBananarama is very unlikely :? ]

I mistype often and these typos are underlined in red in my FF browser, so that I can spot them and correct them as I go...
Also I have AutoHotkeys' AutoCorrect, which corrects many common typos automatically ['hte' >>> 'the' etc].
So I also suspected something awry there... but I found nothing when examining their lookup-lists either... :?

I do suggest that we need to keep an eye open for other similar occurrences - SCF could have been 'hacked' and this is a subtle check to see if it has worked, and/or was spotted?
Or alternatively I just have pre-senile dementia :roll: - so please kill me now...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby nicebutdim » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:42 pm

Hi Everybody!

This looks an absolutely awesome site and no doubt I'll be spending a lot of time here sucking up information (& Plugins!). Recently was involved in creating a small interior design company based in Asia, however we are currently outsourcing all 3-D design work. As I am always one to count the pennies I decided to really jump into things myself. Have used the free Sketchup program for a couple of years just for basic concept and Floor plan stuff (had no idea how good it could be!) and just got the Pro version. Am so so on computers but I'm excited to get to a good skill level so I can show attractive rendering to my Clients.......... but no doubt I'll also now be spending my Friday nights in modelling Optimus Prime as well :lol:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby bsintzel » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:20 pm

Hi to all from Canada's Capital - Ottawa Ontario. Permit me to introduce myself, BSintzel.

I've come to this forum to share with (and learn from,) other forum members. From what I've experienced so far, this forum includes a 'lot' of good folk that share my belief that there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. This has been my mantra throughout my career. That said, I look forward to sharing what I know with others, and learning a bit more each day by asking, what some may consider, dumb questions.

My background is somewhat varied, as I've been around for a long time (62 years) and I have enjoyed careers ranging from aircraft and auto mechanic, Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Lotus Notes developer, ER Modeler and scientific programmer at Canada's National Research Council (NRC).

My experience with computer-aided modeling has been mostly limited to parametric modeling with 3DS Solidworks. Although intellectually challenging, I found that Solidworks didn't meet my 'rapid/low-cost' modeling needs. Since discovering Sketchup a year ago, I've found that I can achieve most (if not all) of my home design goals without having to endure a steep learning curve, or paying a fortune in software fees.

I've used Sketchup to successfully model my new deck prior to building it. I'm now using Sketchup to to model my new kitchen and living room before I renovate them. That said, I've found myself up to my neck in an organic modeling conundrum that I'm hoping more experienced Sketchup enthusiasts can offer some guidance in solving.

Specifically, I've been modeling a brass & glass end table. All was going well until I tried modeling the table's feet. As shown in the attached photos, they are are truly organic in design. I'm not entirely cer
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tain if I can continue forward using Sketchup to model them. If there is anyone who can offer some suggestions on what plugin or technique to use to successfully model these feet, I would be very appreciative.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pbacot » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:38 pm

Welcome BSintzel! Try posting a thread on this in the Organic Modelling forum and see if any ideas come up. Good luck. Nice background idea ;).

Peter
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pleasantbud » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:13 am

Hi. I'm brand new to Sketchup, using version 8. I hope I can hang around and learn something.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Welcome, Bud:
Happy modeling.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby calcyfer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:57 pm

Hello everybody.
Am an Italian set designer, i subscribed to increase my chances with this beautiful software.
I hope to give a concrete contribution to the community.
Good work!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TheAmateurArtist » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:09 pm

Hello everyone! I'm TheAmateurArtist, but feel free to call me Ethan. I really want to go into 3D modelling for video games and that's what lead me to SketchUp. I hope to learn all that there is to know when it comes to modelling and, maybe, I'll share some of my creations on here.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby psne » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:17 am

Hi,

I have been using sketchup now for 3 years, and have been a committed sketchup forum stalker! Always searching for news and information about my drawing program of choice! The last 12 months have seen my sketchup use increase and there for my need for efficient and particular results have also changed. I can now no longer be a closet sketchup forum stalker! So here I am!

Looking forward to being involved, in order to keep learning, and improving my sketchup and layout skills.

Cheers,

P.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby OiD » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Hi all! Miles here!
I've finally decided to try out sketcher. I have some experience with 3D modelling so I hope it goes smothly! See you around!
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Hi SketchUcation Members

Postby Doodler » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:32 am

Hi Everyone in SketchUcation, I have used this forum in the past to learn about SketchUp and did not post messages because I was learning what I needed for my simple project. I designed what I will call a shelf system for my shed that I bought from Suncast. The project came out great. I knew how many 2 x 4's to buy and angle cuts needed and how much OSB to buy and how to cut it. After using AutoCad, I found SketchUp very user friendly. I plan to design and build my own shed. I see a lot of sheds in the warehouse, but I cannot find an example for me to get good ideas from. I plan to use lots of layers and turn every part into a component. I hope in the end that it will be a great model for members to get ideas from and show off what SketchUp can do. Keep Drawing, Joe :enlight:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby brigidite » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:29 am

Hi everyone,

I am a new member here, but been using SketchUp from months for my assessments...Just found this Forum, and hope this will help me develop my design skills!

Cheers,
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby FieldEngMi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:35 pm

John Ellison here, sketchup for hobby work.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby jeffreyguy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 pm

hi, my name is jeffrey, I am a high school student who enjoys woodworking and desiegning things like hovercraft. I joined this forum to gain access to the huge amount of knowledge and recources regarding sketchup so I could make better use of an already great program.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Tilinfinity » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:52 pm

Hi All,

Modelling my house for an ambitious extension application. I'm learning fast but need a better place to find good textures and models, because the 3D warehouse is useless.

I hope to contribute how I can.

Frank
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Thanks for the welcome

Postby mazzamike » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:47 am

I'm pretty new to skp, but it is already opening new doors for me; out of the prototype workshop, off the tools and into a world of quicker design results. A lot to learn, but this platform is proving useful from the get go.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Budikoer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:24 am

hi, I'm Budikoer from Jakarta Indonesia, I was introduced to sketch up about two years ago, and use it for my interior design ideas. Hope I'll learn more and more about sketch up with joined in to sketchUcation.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby hikako » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Hi everibody. just signed in.
I was looking for somthing to reduce mi model dimensions and saw Cleanup plugin by thomthom.
i'm working for my accademy thesis on a reconstruction of my quartieer (first time of using SU) with much image file inside. I'm at half work now an my file is over 400MB... SU start havin moments of stop very often. maybe i have to buy a new graphic card because i need to show my project during the thesis makin a walk inside the model... :shock:
Thank for this assistance
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:39 pm

Hi Hikako and welcome!

Indeed TT's Cleanup plugin is one of the best in that category!

As for images: note that by default, SU will only display images up to 1024x1024 pixels (or double of this size if you enable large image files under your Preferences) so anything that is bigger, can safely be resized for SketchUp. 400 Mb is extremely large - and I doubt that any new card would help much.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby RedFoxy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:04 am

Hello everyone!

I am pretty new to sketchup but hope to get better and better with some help from this forum...

Now I am gonna go and inhale this knowledge ;)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Woody Longspike » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:09 am

Hello Everyone,

My name is Chris, I've been haphazardly using/learning SU since ver. 5. I had gave up many times along the way as it seemed to difficult and confusing, not to mention time consuming, to learn and use. Glad to say I consider myself between novice and intermediate user now. I recently discovered the updated video tutorials, started watching those from the beginning again, they helped tremendously. I highly, highly, recommend these to anyone using SU new or old, they are so much better than the old vids, and give a whole different approach to SU use. Lurking around this site has taught me many tips and tricks, and now starting to discover plug-ins and other resources which will come in handy. Thank You SketchUcation!!!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:15 am

Hi Katt and Chris and welcome. If you have any problems, do not hesitate to ask questions. There are no "stupid" questions in the newbie forum! ;)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby bbouling » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 pm

Hi All,

Ben here, I've been using Sketchup Pro for now more than a year by now to design industrial plants for my company and produced construction documents with Layout. My colleagues are stunned by the possibilities and the quality of the produced documents.

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