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Woodworker's Guide to Google SketchUp

Complete Book on Disc In Enhanced PDF Format

By Robert W. Lang

Format: CD

SKU# Y2978

Details

  • 49 Click and Play Videos in the Text
  • Table of Contents Links
  • Bookmarks for Easy Navigation
  • 184 Pages of Step by Step Instruction
  • 391 Detailed Screen Shots

This is a comprehensive reference, designed to teach woodworkers how to use the popular, free 3D design tool, Google SketchUp. From the basics of setting up the program to the fine points of making detailed models of your next project, Woodworkers Guide to SketchUp provides the answers in an easy to use, easy to search digital publication. Robert W. Lang has years of experience as a professional woodworker and designer and shares the secrets of designing furniture and cabinets efficiently on your computer.

This Woodworking eBook is a new approach to learning. Place the disc in your computer's drive and launch Adobe Reader. It looks like a book, with clear step-by step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, and you can print a hard copy for off screen reading and reference.

Read on your monitor and follow along in SketchUp. Video tutorials are embedded within the pages. Just click on the image and a short video plays to show you exactly what to do. Built in bookmarks and search functions find the information you want instantly.

This digital publication comes to you on a single disc in Adobe PDF format. Requires Adobe Reader, and can be read on both Macs and PCs.

Additional Information

SKU Y2978
Author/Speaker/Editor Robert W. Lang
Shipping This product ships from Craftsman Plans.
File/Trim Size 6 x 6
Format CD
ISBN 13 9780578059723
Number Of Pages 184
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From the basics of setting up the program to the fine points of making detailed models of your next project, this guide provides the answers in an easy to use, easy to search digital publication.

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Way to expensive Review by scott
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Sending digital media is supposed help lower the cost of the printed book. This author decided to pocket that extra amount. Not only do I have to pay shipping vs. download, I have to use my PC to read this document while using my PC to use Google Sketch Up.

(Posted on 10/21/13)

Shipping---How much!!!!! Review by Chris
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I was very interested in this e-book. I even added it to my cart, but when I checked the shipping cost I decided not to buy it after all. $42 to send a DVD to the UK seems a bit much. I will carry on looking for a similar product that has a reasonable total cost.

(Posted on 3/29/13)

Woodworker's Guide to Google Sketchup Review by Suzie Tindall

This is an excellent introduction to using the free software program,Google Sketchup, for furniture design. It is well organized, progresses step by step, is easy to understand and once you are finished with this course you are confident in using sketchup for designing all your projects. After downloading the program you can put this course on the left side of your computer screen and the sketchup program on the right and get down to learning. The program starts with the basics of how to set up sketchup for woodworking, then discusses navigation, use of basic tools and fundamentals of drawing and measurements. Then it's on to moving, copying and rotationg objects, and then come a number of projects including dovetail joints and a raised panel door. Circular work is discussed. The process of designing a piece first with a conceptual design, and then secondly with detailed components is emphasized. There are lots of hints about additional resources to consult, and finally information on making cutlists and printing your work. With each chapter is a short video which demonstrates the topic and proves to be very helpful. I spent a couple of hours each day for about two weeks with this e-guide, and I now feel quite confident in using Sketchup. Cudos to Bob Lang.

(Posted on 8/16/11)

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