Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2009 - Architecture - 362 pages
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Google SketchUp for Site Design illustrates a holistic approach to SketchUp: how it works and more importantly, what to do with it.

Filled with tutorials from front to back, the book focuses on the start and completion of projects that include rich detail and expression. Each part and chapter of the book builds on the previous chapters and tutorial.

You will learn how to approach modeling site plans, buildings and site elements: from modeling each of these exterior environment elements to piecing them together to generate a singular and expressive model.

The book culminates with tutorials demonstrating effective and simple ways to include grades and terrain using the Sandbox tools and how best to integrate the entire approach with AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Also included are links to supplemental on-line resources such as YouTube tutorials and free tutorial and example models from 3D Warehouse.

The book is useful for all SketchUp proficiency levels including beginners, hobbyists, and professionals.

 

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Contents

Process Modeling
8
Basic SketchUp Tools
14
Healing the AutoCAD Elatwork Base 318
21
Components and Groups
26
Components within Components
32
Problem Solving
39
AutoCAD CleanUp Ruby Scripts 322
43
Installing Ruby Scripts
45
Preparing the Drafting Trace
76
Create the Elatwork Base Group
85
Planter Walls Adjustments
91
Custom Site Furnishings
98
Custom Architecture
125
Arranging
145
Creating and Exporting Scenes
153
Architectural Tutorial
160

Next Steps 328
49
2D 3D
51
Organizing Models
57
Adding Component Windows and Doors
68
Adding Detail to the Building
185
Ruby Scripts and Sandbox Tools
197
Additional Tools and Concepts
203
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Daniel Tal, ASLA, is a practicing landscape architect in Denver, Colorado, and a SketchUp specialist who conducts workshops and seminars on SketchUp for landscape architects and architects. Daniel also consults on SketchUp tools and future SketchUp developments to meet the needs of landscape architects and architects, and helps Beta test SketchUp releases.

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