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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:22 pm

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Welcome!

Post questions about Ruby 'processes' in the Developers' Forum...
Someone will try to help... :D
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Sminky » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:59 am

Hi all, my name is Michele, I'm from Italy but I live in Japan since 2007.
I am still a beginner of SU but I really enjoy using it both for work and for hobby.
I use it at work as a presentation tool for solar business and then at home I just model common objects for practice.
Thank you all for putting so much knowledge in this forum.

Here is a simple rendering I made of a moka coffee pot.
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Postby amm079 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:55 am

hey, my name is alfonso i am new in this forum , where can I ask about sketch for mac , I m new with my mac and sketch is not working good there. thank a lot
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:52 pm

Hi, Alfonso, and Welcome:
Post a question in the Sketchup Discussions Forum. Give as much detail as you can about the symptoms. Likely, your issue has been discussed before.
Someone will answer.
Again, welcome to Sketchucation.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:55 pm

@Sminky:
Welcome to you, also. Very fine job on that coffee pot. :thumb:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby amm079 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:29 am

Thank, that my problem sketch is working so slow , I have a file with 12 mb ,it is only raised floor and some decoration on the walls , an image materially, dont much more , i dont know if i need to fix something in sketch or in Mac . It's MacBook Pro retina 2.7 gh 16 RAM .i think is more than enough for sketch Thank to everyone and sorry for my english
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:26 am

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Have you used Model Info > Statistics > Purge Unused... ?
Check for things that are hidden [View > Hidden Geometry > ON] and/or on OFF layers: switch them 'ON'... decide if you need to keep them...
How big [kb] are the images you have used as textures for materials ?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby ArthurTeixeira » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:17 am

Hi I'm an architect,working with sketchuo 2 years and am always visiting the site in search of news.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pbacot » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:03 pm

Welcome Arthur!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Furniture50 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:53 pm

Hi there, I just joined. I'm into furniture design. My wife studied architecture and got me interested in furniture, so it all kinda took of from there. Seems like a very nice site, looking forward to learn :ecstatic:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Furniture50 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:07 pm

OK sound just fine, good to know my stupid questions wont be rejected :) will try to make sure to post in the right categories. Thanks for the update. :enlight:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:05 am

Welcome to you, Morten. Was someone whispering in your ear on another channel? :) I think this community would value your membership because of your unique insight, and we await to help you if you have questions.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Furniture50 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:53 pm

mitcorb wrote:Welcome to you, Morten. Was someone whispering in your ear on another channel? :) I think this community would value your membership because of your unique insight, and we await to help you if you have questions.


Thanks man, Actually I found the website just searching for "sketchup" stuff. But I am getting my wife to sign up too, and she might be the most active, as she is the real designer in this little family :|
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby baldan » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:17 pm

good morning or good evening. I am a newcomer and I thank you for what you are doing. are an Italian venice and not knowing your language well I use the google translator.
the work you do and 'wonderful long time I use your tools reperendoli from the web.
I finished working for years and now I can dedicate to my hobby.
The main hobbies include wood carving, modeling, .... and of course the design.
thanks again and good work.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby David Munford » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:10 pm

Hi All,
I'm a newbie SketchUcationer and this is my first post.
I work with a landscape architect, and use SU to help work out design ideas and create final presentations to help clients better visualize projects.
I'm interested in honing my skills as a SU modeler, and look forward to learning more about SU from the folks at SketchUcation.
Looks like a great site!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby elianab » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:35 am

Hi,
My name is Eliana. I've been a website designer for the past 15 years, and looking for a new career. I just started learning SketchUp, and I wonder if one can make a career out of it, without being an architect, landscape designer, product designer...
What's the best way to get started? Does this site have a series of online courses, or do you pick and choose from the tutorials?
Thanks,
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby EdlinA » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:31 am

Halo.. I'm from Malaysia and would love to learn as much skills as I'm allowed. :)
I'm currently a student in product design. Still new to all 2D n 3D software so I'm having problems doing my work, especially presentation panels.
Anyway, what is a mood board or concept board? Fashion lecturers say it is something that tells a story about our product and made into 3D form (this is for minor class on footwear design) but Industrial Design lecturers say it's a compilation of pictures that explains about our product (this is for major class on product design). I'm confused..
2nd question is what software should i use to open sketchucation's plugin downloader? My computer can't open it. Something about .rbz, I think.
Nice meeting everyone. Thank you for your time. :)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Adey » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:22 am

Hi, I'm Adey. I am just starting out in SketchUp, purely as a hobbiest. I have no experience in Architecture or Design, but plenty in learning software, so the plan is to play around with SketchUp and to just have some fun, and see where it leads.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pbacot » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:06 pm

Hi Adey and Nur. Welcome to Sketchucation. Have fun!

Nur: load .rbz within Sketchup under Preferences / Extensions "Install Extension"

http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/38583

I'd say until you pass the course the concept board is whatever your professor says it is.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Reekardo » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:02 am

Hi, I'm Reekardo. I'm trying to make plans for my house remodel. I'm a newbie in drafting, construction, and Sketchup.

I've bought Sketchup Pro 8 and naively thought that Layout 3 would be adequate for this project. It seems to me that Layout 3 is pretty unpolished and I've been struggling with it.

I've been trying to proof my ArchD sized drawing on my HP LaserJet printer. Everytime I print, it only prints the upper left hand corner of the drawing. Is there someway to get tiled pages printed so that I can tape together a full size drawing?

I've tried to export to a PDF and have used two different third party PDF print drivers without success. I've tried to do this on a Windows 7 64 bit computer and my ancient Windows XP desktop. I'm upgrading to a much hotter desktop with a boatload of memory very soon running Windows 8.1 and hopefully that will help.

Ultimately I might just use InDesign because I just bought a 64 bit version of Adobe CS6 and I'm kind of familiar with Adobe products.

Any suggestions for successfully printing? Is it possible to layout on a letter size drawing and then somehow scale it up to a D size (36" x 24") drawing?

When can I join the forums as a member in good standing?

Thanks!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Reekardo » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:15 am

For what it's worth I managed to print out my ArchD drawing by exporting it to a PDF and then printing that from a PDF viewer. It tiled the printout to letter sized paper like normal. Not sure what I did wrong before.

In any case, I'm improving my skills in LO and may just get my drawings done entirely in SU/LO.

One more time, are we notified when we are allowed to post in the regular forums?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Box » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Reekardo wrote:One more time, are we notified when we are allowed to post in the regular forums?

You can post anywhere you want, you are not specifically limited to this thread. One more post will need to be moderated after that your posts will be done in real time.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby joker_b » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:48 am

Hi, my name is Kevin & I used Sketchup back in the early Google days, had a long while of inactivity (usually my work in games and films has centered around Maya or in-house tools), and came back to it last year to find the environment much-changed for the better!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby budzy123 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:44 am

Hi all. I just joined less then a week ago. I have a garden train and I thought building a reprap 3d printer would help me in different areas of creating figures and such. Really enjoyed building the printer and it went well and prints good. BUT taking a skp 3d file and get bit ready for printing is something I wasn't expecting. I posted my first situation in newbes hoping I will learn something about stl files. I like the 3d warehouse as there is a lot of people files there. but haven't had any luck printi8ng any yet. but I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong. I love fourms as there is so much intelligent there and always wanting others to succeed. I have been reading so much trying to get a handle on this I think my eyes are getting carpal tunnel vision.

Thanks, So much to learn so little time. :D
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby SUBUTUP » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:02 pm

Hi y name is Simon, i'm novice in SU, i have a tons of question !
Thx !
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:50 pm

SUBUTUP wrote:Hi y name is Simon, i'm novice in SU, i have a tons of question !
Thx !
Welcome... Ask away...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby kevcott9 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:12 am

Hi
I'm a fiddler with various 2d and 3d graphic programmes. I like to draw things before I make them as it makes measurements and alignments easier.

I've been looking but am unable to find suggestions on how to set a model up. That is, do I centre it on the axis, offset it a certain distance etc.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Krisidious » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:15 am

kevcott9 wrote:Hi
I'm a fiddler with various 2d and 3d graphic programmes. I like to draw things before I make them as it makes measurements and alignments easier.

I've been looking but am unable to find suggestions on how to set a model up. That is, do I centre it on the axis, offset it a certain distance etc.

Cheers


That's up to you and the use of your model.

A model saved into the component folder becomes a "component" and the axis center is the insertion point, so some of these components would be good to center, others might be better to build in one direction or another.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Since you can always 'swap' one component type for another, then it makes sense to at least have some consistency across each kind of thing.
So for example - always make your columns with a central insertion point at the base [floor-level ?], then swapping one kind for another will leave them still located logically.
If you had different corners or rotations for different columns then they'll jump around as you swap them !
A WC pan is another prime example: its insertion should be central on the wall it will go on ?, on the floor/wall junction, with consistent direction etc, or even gluing set to vertical-faces, so a swap to change the ref/manufacturer, isn't a major remodeling issue afterwards...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby astute1 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:04 pm

Hi everyone. This is my first post and its going to be a little different than what you might see. I need some info and some opinion, so fire anything at me you feel may be useful, as i have to start somewhere.

Firstly, to be clear, I am a complete pre-beginner at sketch up.

I am interested in 3d visualization because I see it can be of so much benefit to clients in the residential building and construction industry. It seems it is massively under utilized. I have worked in this industry at the building end for some 15yrs a portion of it being as a project manager.

I think the 3d graphic and animation used on the English "Grand Designs" with Kevin McCloud, needs to be taken to the masses. Almost all people I have come into contact with, who have had bespoke homes built would have had been hugely advantaged both in confidence and budget, to have been able to virtally tour their home before the construction phase. It would have enabled early design alterations, material choices and color options.

So question 1 easy one
Is this 3 d animation possible with sketch-up?

Question 2
I am not a designer and would never pretend to be. But I am good at making design a reality. I would like to now make it a virtual reality. If a building is drawn on say auto-cad by a designer or architect. Can Sketch-up or some other program read this and take it some way into the 3d imagery or do you have to manually take the drawings over?

Question 3

I feel there is a gap in the market here in New Zealand for this type of product. I would love to set up a business where designers and the like would contract this work out. Is that some thing that is occurring elsewhere in the world.

I said this was a weird first post.

I know I can learn the programs, but in relation to basing a business on it, is :?: this possibly viable or am i just blowing smoke out my A.

All comments welcome


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