- excellent primer Review by Thomas
This is an excellent primer for learning the basics of SketchUp. The author has an in-depth knowledge of what woodworkers need in a 3d CAD/Model tool and he provides many hints and "tricks" to get you going. Within a few hours of watching the video and practicing I was able to draw some fairly complex models and develop a good cut list. Well done!
(Posted on 12/21/13)
- Great learning experience. Review by Tom
I’m so glad I discovered this training. I’ve been struggling to master SketchUp for a couple of weeks through YouTube videos. I stumbled on Bob’s training video in my search for more. What a bargain. If you follow along and duplicate all his moves, it’s like attending a two day, hands on seminar. I almost chose the advanced lesson which would have been a mistake. He only spends the minimal time on the basics, and then it’s off to designing and creating a couple of rather detailed and realistic projects which could actually be built. He also shows how to make changes and use the software to create materials lists. The pace is fast, no time is wasted. You must follow along duplicating his moves to understand and you will find yourself pausing and backing up a lot. He’s an excellent instructor, and I think his voice is fine, in fact one of the strengths of the video. His narration is calm and very clear, easy to understand. I can’t wait for part 2.
(Posted on 2/7/13)
- Drink some water Review by Kevin
I found the tutorial fairly well done. But the person teaching it is very dry and monotone. One thing that was nearly intolerable for me was listening to his saliva. He has some major pasties and you can hear saliva in every command and period. I had to adjust the volume so I could make out the words just barely, and then I'd hear his mouth much less.
(Posted on 3/14/12)
- Great Tutorial for Woodworkers Review by Ron Michaelsen
Bob did a great job of teaching how to use this drawing program. Most tutorials are geared toward architecture. This series is perfect for woodworkers. I highly recommend both Sketchup and this series of lessons for anyone who wants to learn how to use Sketchup to draw their work first. It is far easier to make mistakes and correct them on the computer!
(Posted on 12/7/10)
- Bob's a great teacher Review by CQ
Bob Lang is the ideal teacher for this. His instructions are simple, easy to follow, fascinating and devoid of any narcissistic nonsense. I took some of the Lynda.com lessons in sketchup, but this is much more valuable for woodworking. Well worth the money.
(Posted on 4/16/10)