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SketchUp & LayOut for Architecture – Review

SketchUp & LayOut for Architecture – Review

  SketchUp & Layout for Architecture, by Matt Donley and Nick Sonder has recently been released. This new book, looks at the workflow of Architect Nick Sonder - and how he uses SketchUp as his main tool when designing houses, from concept through to...

SketchUp Help and Tutorials

SketchUp Help and Tutorials

In this post I want to introduce you to MasterSketchUp.com. This is a website run by Matt Donley who is doing amazing stuff in the sketchup world. His website has loads of sketchup tutorials that you will no doubt find really useful. You can head straight there by...

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Following on from the how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth video, this tutorial shows you how to use a cad drawing as the starting point for your 3d model.In this video we look at:- Setting up your cad drawing for exporting to...

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

In this video, I show you how to scale a drawing or image in cad, using either the scale or align tool. I also show you how to import an image into cad for tracing.   

Quick CAD Tips – Working with layouts and viewports

Quick CAD Tips – Working with layouts and viewports

In this video, I show you how to set up and work with viewports in your layout sheets. I look at the difference between paperspace and model space, setting up different scales in your viewports so that you can print a layout with different scaled drawings....

How To Create A Site Model In SketchUp

How To Create A Site Model In SketchUp

Following on from the site analysis videos, this tutorial shows you how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth.In this video we look at: -Adding a location to your site model- Using google earth to import 3d models of surrounding...

Quick CAD Tips – Dimensions

Quick CAD Tips – Dimensions

In this short video I explain how to work with dimensions in AutoCAD, and how to use dimension styles to make your work faster and easier. 

Quick CAD Tips – Text

Quick CAD Tips – Text

In this short video I explain how to work with text in AutoCAD, and how to use text styles to make your work with text faster and easier. 

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.