Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

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Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Hi All,

This discussion relates to the book I recently published and is available on SketchUcation here: https://sketchucation.com/shop/books/intermediate/227-sketchup-for-construction-documentation-2020.

I'd like to share some of the insights in the book, and some free resources that relate to it. It's also a place for constructive criticism of the book and it's contents.



The basic idea behind the book is to take a completely project-focussed approach to learning SketchUp. This goes from start to finish of the process of building a model, setting up views (including plans and sections), bringing into LayOut, creating notes and dimensions and then exporting out fully titled drawings. In addition, a 3D detail is created- based on the model profile. This forms part of the project output from LayOut.



The 3D detail approach has been inspired by Nick Sonder who takes all the "detailing" burden away from the main plans. This creates a clear distinction between "setting out" drawings and detail drawings. Thanks to Nick for showing us the way!

I'll be adding further points to this discussion, including my "ace" shortcuts contained within the book and why they are useful for rapid modelling. Other points are about some of the workflows used.

I'll be talking about some of the errors that came up while reviewing the book too. Apologies to anyone confused by these in earlier iterations.

Here's a link to the video I created which explains some of the reasoning behind the book:

https://youtu.be/f035_AJg6Mk

3D Warehouse Models:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/001745b8-82f2-4518-8301-40066f088320/Construction-Documents-SketchUp-Pro-2020Details-Companion-File

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/683cd5a2-804e-4905-811c-0b60b23e6f1e/Construction-Documents-Using-SketchUp-Pro-2020-Training-Course-Support-File
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:36 pm

Updates on the book

I had confirmation yesterday of a completion of the course which is awesome (that's not to say that there aren't many more who have also completed it- Most of the people doing it don't have contact with me.) There were some more minor errors to clear up but in general everything seems to be running smoothly with the material.

One comment was that some of the illustrations were a bit small. I'll pick up on this where it's pointed out. I've already had great help from a teacher in Estonia- He prefers to keep his name private- He picked up a couple of embarrassing errors which I quickly put right.

There are one or two smaller ones pointed out in the model downloads which I must take a look at now. I'm very happy to get any other observations/ corrections. They just make the book better, and I really appreciate them whether bad or good.

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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby KrisM » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:44 am

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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:27 pm

Introducing Dave

Dave is a Dublin builder with a big mouth and a no BS attitude. Love him or hate him it doesn't matter, but at least he gives you honesty. If you're an architect or engineer you might want to take a deep breath. Truth hurts.

Here's Dave.

Enjoy. :lol:



https://youtu.be/63X40pleVhU
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby pbacot » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:10 am

Your post above has blank links "requested model does not exist", at least for me.

Dave reminds me of Le Corbusier for some reason.
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 am

pbacot wrote:Your post above has blank links "requested model does not exist", at least for me.

Dave reminds me of Le Corbusier for some reason.


Yes, I'm getting that too- I'll remove them and just leave the links. Thanks!
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:28 am

pbacot wrote:Your post above has blank links "requested model does not exist", at least for me.

Dave reminds me of Le Corbusier for some reason.


Yes I've noticed some similarities too.... Very curious indeed....
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby juju » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:49 pm

fionmacool wrote:Introducing Dave

Dave is a Dublin builder with a big mouth and a no BS attitude. Love him or hate him it doesn't matter, but at least he gives you honesty. If you're an architect or engineer you might want to take a deep breath. Truth hurts.

Here's Dave.

Enjoy. :lol:



https://youtu.be/63X40pleVhU

I'm convinced...!!!
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Re: Book: Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro 2020

Postby fionmacool » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:09 pm

https://youtu.be/63X40pleVhU

I'm convinced...!!!


Dave says: "Cheers bud! Noice one."
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New Free Videos to go with the book!!

Postby fionmacool » Wed May 27, 2020 1:25 pm

Hey LeCorb here with exciting update to the Construction Documents book. These are in fast mode but are great for speeding through the process to stop and view each step. Enjoy! And let me know what you think...

I've posted 6 videos here:

VIDEO COLLECTION: https://viewsion.ie/#videos






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