In 2010 I wrote and published “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” in enhanced PDF format. Staying digital let me put videos in along with the text and images. A lot of people liked it and said nice things about it. Aidan Chopra, the SketchUp product evangelist said “videos in-line with the text; that’s hands-down the best way to learn, in my opinion.“ Five years is a long time in the world of software and the internet, and while the instruction is still valid, the book, like its author was showing its age.
In this new version, all the screen capture images (hundreds of them) are brand new, using the latest release of SketchUp. The videos are also new, there are 51 of them within the 222 pages of text. Almost all of the text has been revised, and there are a few new chapters on topics like making SketchUp models from photographs, the advantages of SketchUp Pro and how to make the program behave itself when you print.
I’ve streamlined my techniques and added a few new tricks. If you want to make the most out of 3D modeling for your next woodworking project, “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” will show you how to model efficiently and easily so you can get away from the computer and out to the shop. When you arrive, you will have all the information you need to build. With that wealth of information you’ll save time and materials, and you’ll likely catch (and fix) a boneheaded mistake or two while you model.
Please note: this enhanced PDF format requires that Adobe Reader be used to allow the video content to function. Adobe Reader is a free download and most PCs already have it installed. If you’re on a Mac, Preview will display the text and images, but the videos will not play. Adobe Reader is also available as a free download for Mac users. On the iPad, the video content will not function with either Preview or Reader. Other apps are available that allow video playback. Click here for info about the iPad.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN ISSUES WITH VIDEO PLAYBACK IN MY PDF SKETCHUP BOOKS, DUE TO ADOBE’S “END OF LIFE” FOR FLASH.
ALL 51 VIDEOS WITHIN THE BOOK ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE, AND EACH VIDEO IN THIS BOOK IS LINKED TO THE ONLINE VERSION.
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You can now download the new, revised edition of “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” for $34.95
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