After a good deal of trial and tribulation, an updated version of “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is now available with links to online videos. In the earlier versions of this work, the 51 videos embedded in the text played nicely within the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader. That changed when Adobe decided that Flash had reached its “end of life”. The videos still existed, and still played, but the visible controller vanished into the ether.
Thousands of people have learned to make 3D models of their woodworking projects using this guide. There have been some updates to SketchUp after publication, but the content is still relevant and valuable. It took me a while to realize that Adobe was not working on a solution to find an alternative controller for the embedded videos to function in a PDF document. Adobe may be willing to leave their customers hanging, but I can’t do that.
I have uploaded all 51 videos from this book to this website, and added links within the book to each one. This isn’t quite as neat and tidy as it used to be, but the online videos have a controller that allows you to pause, rewind and control the volume. You can also enlarge the online player to make it easier to see and use. In many cases, a quick look at the video is the best way to refresh your memory about how to perform a task. The new file still contains bookmarks that link to chapters, topics within each chapter and all of the videos. It’s a great way to learn, and easy to use as a reference.
If you already own “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” visit this page to request your free update as a download.