SketchUp Classes at Woodworking in America 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, my next scheduled SketchUp class is at the Woodworking in America conference, September 30-October 2. These sessions will be about two hours long, the first part a presentation, followed by Q & A. There will be two different presentations.
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SketchUp Essentials: Friday at 9:30am and Sunday at 9:00am
SketchUp is a three-dimensional computer modeling tool that can make you a better woodworker, if you know how to efficiently use the software. This session outlines the stumbling blocks most new users face, how to overcome them and what to practice. Learn to build your next project on your computer, and head to the shop armed with detailed information about all the parts and how they fit together.
The SketchUp Gold Mine: Saturday at 9:30am and Sunday at 11:00am
A good SketchUp model enables you to practice building a project before you get to the shop, and you can use it to gather detailed information about every bit and piece. You don’t need to learn how to make a model to make use of this. Hundreds of models are available online for free, and this session shows how to use an existing model to generate full-size patterns, exploded views, accurate cutlists and printed drawings.