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ShopClass: SketchUp for Woodworkers – Part 1: Getting Started CD

By Robert Lang

Format: CD

SKU# Z9860


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SketchUp for Woodworkers - Part 1: Getting Started

This ShopClass is comprised of our series of 12 lessons in the basics of using SketchUp (a free 3D-modeling program from Google). The video lessons on this CD take you step by step from setting up the software to gathering information from your finished model. So you'll head to the shop with all the information you need to build any project with confidence. You'll know the exact sizes of every part, and how the parts go together – before you ever cut any wood!

    • Bonus: 4 Complete Models from the Lessons
    • 2 Hours of Expert 3D Computer Modeling Instruction
    • Learn at Your Own Pace
    • Build on Screen Before You Head to the Shop
    • Learn the Basics of Google SketchUp
    • Master the Skills You Need
    • Techniques for Quick Designs
    • Set Up SketchUp for Efficiency & Accuracy

About the Presenter:
Robert W. Lang is the executive editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and the author of several books on furniture styles and design. With more than 30 years experience designing and building furniture and in CAD and computer illustration, Bob brings a practical style to teaching 3D modeling with Google SketchUp.

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Additional Information

SKU Z9860
Author/Speaker/Editor Robert Lang
File/Trim Size 7.5 x 5.5
Format CD
ISBN 13 9781440308819

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12 lessons on the basics of using SketchUp (a free 3D-modeling program from Google). Step by step techniques for building any project with confidence!

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Great tutorial but missed a home run Review by Jay

I really enjoyed Bob Lang's introduction to Sketchup. Bob does a great job building your understanding of how to model a wood working project. As you proceed through the lessons you build a deeper understanding of the different tools in Sketchup and the tricks to use them efficiently. After watching the videos I was immediately able to design a simple woodworking project using Sketchup which was not the case after using the tutorials on the Sketchup web site. Now my one complaint. There needs to be an index so a month from now when I'm coming back to Sketchup to design my next woodworking project and I can't remember the most effective way to use one of the tools I don't have to search through 2 hours of video trying to find it. This would be a great ongoing reference tool if there was an index that just laid out all the detailed topics covered, what video file each topic is covered in, and how far within the file you need to go to find it (i.e. 6:16 into file Sketchup-Started_5-7). If this index existed I would definitely raise my rating to 4 stars.

(Posted on 3/30/11)

Excellent Resource - Poor Audio Review by Richard

This is an excellent resource for any woodworker wanting to quickly get up to speed using SketchUp. Robert clearly demonstrates designing/building pieces before a blade touches wood, saving both time and material. The audio is poorly done. Hearing every smack, swallow, etc. of the presenter is incredibly distracting. Had this been properly recorded it would have received a solid five stars.

(Posted on 5/24/10)

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