SketchUp tutorialsThese tutorials use the free Google SketchUp. A "pro" version of SketchUp also exists.
Pro adds some extra features, but for most applications, the free version is sufficient.
I drew all my plans with the free version.
Tutorial 1: Navigating a drawing, and objects.The plan that I'm loading is this student desk plan
Tutorial 2: Drawing objects with accurate dimensions - drawing a simple table
Tutorial 3: Drawing mortise and tenon joinery
Tutorial 4: Embellishing the drawing - adding colours rounds and chamfers
You can download the SketchUp model that I finished in the above video.
Tutorial 5: Using scenes and layers together to make multiple views
You can download the model that I created in this tutorial.
Tutorial 6:The behaviour of nexted objects, layers, and colour inheritance
You can download the sketchup file that I started with in this tutorial.
A bit more about how I use sketchup:This video is a bit about how I make a printable 1:1 drawing using my BigPrint program
My BigPrint program
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