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  • Sketch-Up Tips

    Since a lot of us have started using Sketch-up I thought we should have a thread to exchange tips in.

    1) Don't start doing anything in it if you are supposed to leave or do anything anytime soon - that thing's addictive!

    2) The measuring tool is your friend - guidelines will save you a lot of hassle positioning things.



    So, what are some of your tips?
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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  • #2
    Re: Sketch-Up Tips

    Excellent tips...definitely learn to use the guide...
    play with follow me up and extrude functions if you want to look at your picture with color and things like brick and concrete block
    Best
    Dutch
    "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
    "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch

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    • #3
      Re: Sketch-Up Tips

      What the heck is sketch-up? Is it like CADD?
      fb66

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      • #4
        Re: Sketch-Up Tips

        Google SketchUp - Home
        "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

        "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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        • #5
          Re: Sketch-Up Tips

          Thank you,
          This is a free download right.
          fb66

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          • #6
            Re: Sketch-Up Tips

            Yes - pretty good program, too.
            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

            "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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            • #7
              Re: Sketch-Up Tips

              cool program,
              I am going a little crazy learing how to use it. MY EYES ARE BURNING!!!!
              fb66

              I took a semester of CADD in school
              fb66

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              • #8
                Re: Sketch-Up Tips

                Originally posted by fullback66 View Post
                MY EYES ARE BURNING!!!!
                Wait till you fire your oven for the first time!

                Dang, there should be a college course on building WFO fires!
                My thread:
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                My costs:
                http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                My pics:
                http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                • #9
                  Re: Sketch-Up Tips

                  Well, this is pretty close:

                  Originally posted by Seven Generations Natural Builders
                  Wood Fired Cob Oven

                  Earthen ovens are a great introduction for everyone who is interested in learning to bulding with earth. We will learn to mix cob and earthen plaster, and provide you with the skills to build an oven in your own back yard.
                  Source

                  "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                  "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                  • #10
                    Re: Sketch-Up Tips

                    found this today.School - Sketchup Podcasts, Videos, Education, News, Tutorials, and Classes

                    No affilation but it looked good - was trying to figure out how to make a sphere - half sphere to be exact....

                    Christo
                    My oven progress -
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                    • #11
                      Re: Sketch-Up Tips

                      Coolness!
                      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                      "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                      • #12
                        Re: Sketch-Up Tips

                        Does anyone have the Dummies guide to sketchup?
                        I like the program and need alittle assistance.
                        Is the book worth it?
                        fb66

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