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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby mitcorb » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:20 pm

Hi, Simon:
Welcome to the forum.
The answers to your questions, generally, is Yes.

But, if you take some time to peruse this site from the Board Index, or do keyword searches either internally or on the web, you will see a wealth of information to explore that is Sketchup related.
Also, for instance, take a look at the Gallery subforum here to see what folks are doing with Sketchup and rendering programs.
As you will discover, there are members from all over the world, including New Zealand.

Again, welcome.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby RI_Design » Sun May 25, 2014 10:03 am

Hey Everybody. Im coming from the Solidworks community and wanted to introduce myself
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Postby cotty » Sun May 25, 2014 1:23 pm

Welcome!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby osicka » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:12 am

Hello! I have just registered to be able to download the RoundCorner plugin. However when I try to do so, I get "You are not authorised to read this forum" message only. Do I need to do something else?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:47 am

osicka wrote:Hello! I have just registered to be able to download the RoundCorner plugin. However when I try to do so, I get "You are not authorised to read this forum" message only. Do I need to do something else?
You need to post a couple of times before you are recognized as legit... you might be a spam-bot !
Once you are able to get that "RoundCorner" plugin, remember that you also need to install "Fredo's Lib" for it to work...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby osicka » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Thank you for you answer. Is it enough for me to post few posts in this topic? How many is "few"? I do not want to bother you or anyone with the download but so far it seems that there is no other way.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby massimo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:46 pm

How many is "few"?

Few. Are you here just to download a free plugin?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:57 pm

You only need to be logged in to download anything from here....

http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby TIG » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:04 pm

Please remember that this is a community... so sharing knowledge and giving something back is nice - but it's not compulsory... :roll:

As for 'few'... :?
If you make another sensible post on the forum you'll probably have enough 'credits' to start downloading etc.

Most importantly - remember to switch off any Ad-Block add-on you might have on your browser, just for sketchucation.com - it's part of the ToS you agreed to when joining - if you have one active and you are not a Premium member, then you may be barred from seeing images, downloads etc - the modest income derived from the small ads on the SCF pages help to pay for the site to exist... :ugeek:
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby osicka » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:51 pm

Thank you guys for the information. Yes, originally I came to this forum to download a free plugin. I have found multiple WWW pages saying that RoundCorner is great and that it is free. I just wanted to quickly show how some furniture will look like in our new house to my wife.

Since I could not download the plugin apparently because of the local activity-credit system, I made the round corners by the Follow me tool as I always do, it just took 1-2 hours longer than it probably would take when using the plugin. Plus about an hour chatting on this forum:)

I use Sketchup only for testing architectural features of our house so I do not consider myself an expert to give advice to others. This means that I won't be able (not mentioning to have spare time) to contribute to this forum which in turn won't allow me to download. Seems like chicken-egg problem.

I'm describing my situation for local admins to consider the download limitation for newbies. For me it means that I'm leaving this forum (at least for a while) abandoned with the Follow me tool to do round corners. Who knows, since I have over 20 years of programming experience (I also know Ruby but not from Sketchup), I could provide it to this community based on my experience with the plugin downloaded. But this won't happen now because I have nothing to look at.

Thank you for your time!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Box » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:32 am

As pointed out above, it's your adblocker, popup blocker or firewall that is preventing your download, not your number of posts. A few posts are moderated to see that you aren't posting spam but many thousands of members happily download everything they want without ever posting.
It only requires registration and the acceptance of a few sketchup related Ads to see images and downloads.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Sandy Jackson » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:10 am

Hello all
just joined tonight.
been using sketchup for a few years, I've learned enough to get by but I want to learn some new chops. I've gone stagnant in my learning, happy to find this site. Picked up a coupla things from the "tips for new user thread" already.
I've been using the program long enough to be an intermediate user I guess but it seems my skill level is probably "beginner".
I seem to be familiar with the components, groups, exporting 2d drawings and I've gotten fairly handy with all the tools but..............
short list of stuff to learn would be, layers, plug ins, space mouse? go to pro version?
layout?
I'm a cabinetmaker not a computer jock and an old fart at that. A bit intimidated by all the info on this site. Any guidance to particular posts would be welcome, until then I'll just continue plowing through that newby tip section.

Thanks
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Phillip H » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:35 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for the warm welcome and all of the informative posts. Greetings from Houston, TX. This being my first post, so I thought I would share a little. I have worked or dabbled in a little bit of everything it seems. I'm an old man with a young kid inside.

Started with computers building Motorola, Zilog and various other 'computer on a chip' kits, mainly playing with 6800 and z80 series chips sets. Did a lot of machine code programming with dedicated microprocessor stuff from a hex pad. My how things have changed.

These days I'm learning to use SU to plan and build projects for the needy. My last project was an emergency shelter based on Paul Elkins plans found here: http://www.elkinsdiy.com/stationary-she ... y-shelter/ My material and size requirements differed from the original so I had to make some adjustments.

I claim an intermediate user level but that might be an exaggeration. Though I can get around in SU, I have a lot to learn and will share what I can. I look forward to stealing all your ideas. ;) Thanks in advance.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby ghanson » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:36 pm

I am using SU for planning and modeling woodworking projects. I started with SU 2 weeks ago so I'm definitely at the Beginner level.
My first projects have been a workbench and a washer/dryer pedestal. The good news/bad news scenario is now that my wife has seen the SketchUp models she is coming up with all kinds of new projects for me!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Will C » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:50 am

Hi. I came across this forum to download some plugins, for what I've seen this seems like a good place to get plenty of help and advice. I'm an intermediate Sketchup user mostly using it for level design. I have improved my skills the past year and I hope to continue to improve them by reading the tutorials on here.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby santodomingo » Fri May 01, 2015 9:55 pm

Hello, I come from AutoCAD and now I'm starting with sketchup because I think a great program. I was told about this site to learn and have resources and plugins. Thank you for allowing me to participate
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby fearfeasog » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:39 pm

Hi all, others have replied here with intros, so here's mine.

I'm Mark, I work at a pretty well known art museum in New England dedicated to picture book art. We currently don't have any 3D design going, and it makes exhibition design a rather clunky thing, so I am teaching myself Sketchup. I have messed around with it in the past, but I'm now trying to learn the neat,tidy adn functional way to do things. Hopefully with a little time each day and a little patience I'll be able to build a nice usable template of our galleries, learn how to make picture frames of various sizes QUICK, and import images. I'd like to create our cases as components too. Lighting in Sketchup--not so concerned about that for now.

Anyway, if anyone has any tips about any of this, particularly the picture frame and image import thing, I'd appreciate it very much if you'd point me in the right direction.

Best to you all, and I look forward to reading the forums!

ff (Mark)
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby fearfeasog » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Hi all, I think my first post got lost (I submitted it days ago and no approval--maybe this forum is dead?) so I'll try again.

My name is Mark, I work at a well known picture book art museum. Starting to learn SU for exhibition design.

Can anyone point me to any good tips/posts/resources for learning this?

Thanks!

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:28 pm

fearfeasog wrote:Can anyone point me to any good tips/posts/resources for learning this?


Best way to find out stuff is to ask. Usually the quickest means of getting good advice around here. Welcome aboard
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Mahoot » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:20 pm

Hello all.

I'm new to SketchUp but beginning to pick things up. I Used the month free trial before upgrading to 2016 pro a couple of weeks ago. First time 3D modelling for me so with no previous experience, my learning curve will be steep.

My background is in home interiors and building custom made fitted furniture. With a passion for design, it is my aim to concentrate on the design side of home interiors now my body is starting to wear out.

I came across here from SketchUp Community (Scooter over there) with a recommendation of a plugin that @DaveR told me about. The Fredo Round Corner. Its taken me many hours of reading all the issues that others have had and many attempts at trying to install the plugin. But I succeeded in the end. I may well post up my 'computer illiterate' way at some point for those who struggle with zips and toggles or whatever else holds this stuff together. Another day perhaps.

Looking forward to expanding my knowledge with you all here.

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby november92 » Sun May 01, 2016 11:18 am

Hi, Im november92 ;) ,
I have used SU for years but because of too much other work there was not much time to keep working with it. Im still a very enthusiastic SketchyPhysics user.

The latest versions I have are
- SketchUp 7
- SketchyPhysics 3.1

Now Im looking for the latest S-Version and the best matching SU-Version.
And.. after Trible's acquisition of the 3D-Warehouse I noticed a strong increase in the use of the forum. Which makes me very sad.
Has the use shifted to another place or is the warehouse still the best place to swap model?

Thanks a lot for some helpful answer.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby bheath35 » Tue May 24, 2016 8:02 pm

Hello! I am a new University user for SketchUp Pro. My interest in SketchUp is to create airfoils/wings for a foam cutter. Having some difficulty getting a straight leading edge using Simple Loft and am attempting to download CurviLoft. No success as of yet.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby faust07 » Wed May 25, 2016 5:10 pm

@november92: I can remember models from you in the 3D Warehouse. The best thing is to look through the posts regarding SketchyPhysics and MSPhysics to find the latest versions. Both plugins have been further developed and are very stable. MSPhysics is still under development and needs testers ...
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pbacot » Wed May 25, 2016 5:18 pm

bheath35 wrote:Hello! I am a new University user for SketchUp Pro. My interest in SketchUp is to create airfoils/wings for a foam cutter. Having some difficulty getting a straight leading edge using Simple Loft and am attempting to download CurviLoft. No success as of yet.


Welcome Bruce! Just post your progress / questions in the SketchUp forum and see if anyone has some ideas to help.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby bheath35 » Wed May 25, 2016 5:34 pm

Thank you,
CurviLoft appeared yesterday in the LibFre06 app?/menu item?
Thank you.
I was finally able to get a straight leading edge on the airfoil.
:fro: NOW on to bigger things!
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby GigiCray » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:47 pm

Hi all, i'm an interior designer and have taught myself SU with great success, however, I'm curious...does everyone do their lighting layouts in SU or layout? is there a tutorial?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby snoyes » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:37 pm

Strictly speaking, I'm not a new member, as my first (and, until now, only) post was 5 years ago. But my second and third posts have been sitting in moderation for 24 hours now... I'm not that easily mistaken for spam, am I?
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Blind Lemon » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:20 am

Howdy, just reg'ed and thought I'd stick my head in and say Hi.

This is all so new to me, I have absolutely no experience with any type of design software. I am a woodworker and electronics technician, mostly vacuum tube gear. Most of all the circuits/layouts and woodworking project I design are hand drawn. What actually got me to sketchup was I am wanting to build a new shop and I saw House builder and thought it was very cool. Really piqued my interest. I have no idea if sketchup is what will work for me, but it does look interesting.

If you have a suggestion as to where to start, let me know.

Blind Lemon

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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:10 am

Blind Lemon wrote:Howdy, just reg'ed and thought I'd stick my head in and say Hi.

This is all so new to me, I have absolutely no experience with any type of design software. I am a woodworker and electronics technician, mostly vacuum tube gear. Most of all the circuits/layouts and woodworking project I design are hand drawn. What actually got me to sketchup was I am wanting to build a new shop and I saw House builder and thought it was very cool. Really piqued my interest. I have no idea if sketchup is what will work for me, but it does look interesting.

If you have a suggestion as to where to start, let me know.

Blind Lemon

I have a lot of reading to do


Welcome, Bob. I'd suggest you outline what you need to design in a new post and take it from there.
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Re: A Welcome Message to New SketchUcation Members

Postby pics » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:13 pm

I just started to learn SketchUp and wanted to say hi. I never used a program like this but when I saw what a friend did with this I thought it was just too cool not to try it. I recently became unemployed so I've got some time on my hands, so I'm going to give this a shot. I wish I had found SketchUp when my brain was a little younger but at 61 I still enjoy trying to learning new things. So with some perseverance and help from this great community I might just get it.

Thanks in advance,

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