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Forum: SketchUp

SketchUp is a 3D application, currently taking the 3D design arena by storm. Since it can import and export DWG, it's the perfect partner for AutoCAD.

  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A new home for SketchUp

    Trimble has acquired SketchUp from Google. Announcements here: http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-home-for-sketchup.html http://ww2.trimble.com/3d/ Discussion at SketchUcation:...

    Started by boofredlay‎, 26th Apr 2012 03:10 pm
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    17th Jun 2012 02:33 pm Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: SketchUp Information

    I've only recently started working with SketchUp but I am really impressed with it. It's more intuitive than AutoCAD but it uses a lot of the same moves. For example, if you like object snap tracking...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 10th Nov 2005 05:15 pm
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    7th Mar 2012 09:02 am Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: SketchUp 8 has been released.

    http://sketchup.google.com/ There is a bunch of new and updated goodies so check it out. Here is the "What's New in GSU8" page: http://sketchup.google.com/product/newin8.html

    Started by boofredlay‎, 7th Sep 2010 04:30 am
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    9th Sep 2010 11:56 am Go to last post
  1. Will an Intel i5-3570K CPU w/ 8gig of ram and HD 4000 graphics (onboard) run SU Pro?

    I'm interested in solid modelling in SketchUp Pro with the set-up described in the heading. My models will be rather simple---commonly, nothing much more than a cube perforated with the subtraction...

    Started by Sid‎, 5th Jul 2014 03:40 am
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  2. move origin point but keep axis same orientation in sketchup ?

    Hi, Sketchup Make 2016. I simply need to move the origin point, as when working with perspective match the origin on the model must match the origin in the photo. Currently the only way I know how...

    Started by DBenz‎, 20th Apr 2016 03:29 pm
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    20th Apr 2016 03:29 pm Go to last post
  3. changing line thickness

    does anyone know how to change the line thickness in SketchUp? If not, how can I make certain lines finer than others? Can I change the colors of the lines? Thx B

    Started by mutant_kittykat‎, 28th Jul 2006 02:06 am
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    20th Apr 2016 02:00 pm Go to last post
  4. Smile Need a way to bypass the initial trial period in SU Make.

    Hi, gang! I would like to forgo the trial period in SU Make so as to immediately experiment with the features of the free version only (sans the added features of the full version). I'm having...

    Started by Sid‎, 2nd Oct 2014 05:28 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Apr 2016 04:11 pm Go to last post
  5. Sketchup to AutoCad

    Hi all, need some help! How do I convert Sketchup files into Autocad files?? As much detail as possible please. Many Thanks RR Architectural Consultancy

    Started by RRARCHITECTS‎, 5th Nov 2007 05:03 pm
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    12th Mar 2016 04:47 pm Go to last post
  6. Trimble RealWorks and SketchUp Pro

    Hello everybody ! I'm really new in 3D scanning. I'm using the TRIMBLE TX8 and the post-processing software TRIMBLE REALWORKS 9.0. My current aim is to modelize a building As the modeling module...

    Started by ChrisZuckerberg‎, 14th Dec 2015 04:56 pm
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    16th Dec 2015 03:10 pm Go to last post
  7. Create outdoor - Sketchup

    Hi all, How are you? I have a condominium entry file from sketchup and I like to add a outdoor. I'm begginner in sketchup and I need some help. Thank in advance. Fabricio

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 11th Nov 2015 05:50 pm
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    23rd Nov 2015 05:02 pm Go to last post
  8. how to solid 3D a sketchup item ?

    Hello, I m quite a beginner in this but I like to use sketchup for drawing 3d items. But I will perhaps have to use Cad in times because I m working on a musical tool. So I need to build it an...

    Started by allanbg‎, 26th Oct 2015 06:23 pm
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    26th Oct 2015 06:23 pm Go to last post
  9. section problem

    Hi, I'm very new to sketchup so don't know what I have done that is causing the problem, so struggling to find how to cure it! I have drawn a building (sketchup 14) and its almost finished (far from...

    Started by alec‎, 9th Jun 2015 09:38 am
    section plane
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    26th Aug 2015 07:02 pm Go to last post
  10. Embarrassed where is BG color in vray 2??

    Hi guys In sketch up 8 there is a "BG color" icon in environment roll like this: but in "sketch up 2015" there is no "BG color": so where can I find it? Please help

    Started by remizana‎, 31st May 2015 05:31 pm
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    9th Jun 2015 02:31 pm Go to last post
  11. Merge different groups into single one...

    How can i merge different groups created in sketchup into single one? thanks in advance....

    Started by trilok2047‎, 24th May 2015 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th May 2015 06:14 pm Go to last post
  12. Export dwg from Sketchup.Problem with attributs created on every groups.

    Hi drafters, hope you can help me with that one. It's a question concerning Autocad but also sketchup. When I export a 3D model to dwg, and I open it with autocad, I notice that sketchup (or acad)...

    Started by jonathanpiette‎, 7th May 2015 11:51 pm
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    8th May 2015 04:18 pm Go to last post
  13. Sketchup 8 Vray Render Problem

    I have been practicing with sketchup lately and i have encountered with this rendering problem. Every time i render my scene it only renders up to this point. I have this problem with this drawing...

    Started by iskalipsi‎, 9th Feb 2015 06:30 am
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    10th Feb 2015 06:28 am Go to last post
  14. Draw Me a Floor Plan?

    Does anybody fancy drawing me a floor plan in SketchUp for some cash? I have 2 jpeg image files already (attached) so basically you could just trace over the top. I would want it as close to the...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 24th Sep 2010 06:04 pm
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  15. problem in colors while rendering

    hey guys i'm new with sketchup rendering. i changed the tile color and apply on wall but when i rendered it using vray... it showed me the original color of tile not the modified color. any help to...

    Started by moaz‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:53 pm
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    14th Nov 2014 12:29 am Go to last post
  16. SketchUp 2015 released - 64 bit!!!!

    Both Pro and Make editions of SketchUp 2015 were recently released. Both are now full 64-bit applications. Some plugins might need to be updated. Pro now starts with a 30 day demo instead of the 8 hr...

    Started by f700es‎, 6th Nov 2014 04:27 pm
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  17. SU 2014 Trial Version Takes Forever to Load.

    A bit of background: I'm new, and have posted only one other thread regarding recommendations for a good low-end card for running SU 2014. I have since installed the new GTX 650 that you guys...

    Started by Sid‎, 18th Jul 2014 09:47 pm
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    16th Oct 2014 01:54 am Go to last post
  18. Does SketchUp MAKE have 3d modeling tools?

    Okay, here's the deal behind my most recent post: The primary reason I am looking for a way to bypass the 8-hour trial of SketchUp (full version) is, I want--no, make that NEED--to know whether the...

    Started by Sid‎, 7th Oct 2014 12:42 am
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  19. Problems importing Cad dwg into Sketchup 8 Pro

    I know I've seen many similar posts on this subject, but all the suggestions still haven't fixed my problem? I'm trying to import a Cad 3d drawing into Sketchup 8 Pro. The cad drawing is saved...

    Started by JBradhurst‎, 6th Jun 2012 07:48 pm
    cad, dwg, import, sketchup
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Sep 2014 11:04 am Go to last post
  20. Upcoming Webinar - Create interactive 3D presentations from your SketchUp projects

    Next Wednesday 21st May the guys from **** have scheduled their first webinar where they will teach how to import s SketchUp model to *****, add interactivity and UI elements and connect them with...

    Started by LucaVido‎, 9th May 2014 03:05 pm
    3d webinar, architect webinar, architecture, webinar
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Jul 2014 09:16 pm Go to last post
  21. Trouble Importing AutoCAD dwg file into SketchUp

    I am new to this community ... so a little patience, please. I have SketchUp 8 Pro and AutoCAD LT 2014 on W8 OS. I have never been able to import a dwg file from ACAD. Now I have the time to try to...

    Started by JAE-GrupedZn‎, 24th Jun 2014 01:09 am
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    25th Jun 2014 06:17 pm Go to last post
  22. Smile Triangle with corner edges

    Hi All Im a newbie to CAD work and what im trying to achieve is a very simple Triangle with corner edges. I cant see to do this, what is the best way. I have only the free QCAD and Google...

    Started by Kingdom32‎, 28th Apr 2014 01:49 pm
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  23. rubys scripts for SketchUp 2014

    Hi all I keep "playing" with SketchUp. I am reading a Pdf I found about it and practicing a little and I saw that there are many Ruby Scrips to intall in it. Do you recommend me some one...

    Started by sajicor‎, 8th Apr 2014 02:20 am
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    8th Apr 2014 01:16 pm Go to last post
  24. Learning SketchUp - Advice

    Hello I have always worked with AutoCAD for 2D drawings, I have made some 3D models with 3DsMAX and I have been learning how to use Revit for the last 3 months. Now I want to have a look how...

    Started by sajicor‎, 20th Mar 2014 04:29 am
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    3rd Apr 2014 03:14 am Go to last post
  25. How do I create hills from on OS map?

    I has tried this with no success and I would be very grateful for some advice. I have looked at the sandbox tools and also tutorials but cannot find a good one. Do I need to raise all the lines to...

    Started by br0604bom‎, 11th Jan 2014 02:51 pm
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    15th Jan 2014 12:16 am Go to last post

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