Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture
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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Basic SketchUp Tools
Healing the AutoCAD Elatwork Base 318
Components and Groups
Components within Components
AutoCAD CleanUp Ruby Scripts 322
Installing Ruby Scripts
Preparing the Drafting Trace
Create the Elatwork Base Group
Planter Walls Adjustments
Custom Site Furnishings
Creating and Exporting Scenes
Next Steps 328
Adding Component Windows and Doors
Adding Detail to the Building
Ruby Scripts and Sandbox Tools
Additional Tools and Concepts