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Check out the most up-to-date SketchUp-For-Construction course available anywhere.

Are you still using 2D CAD as your primary Construction Documents tool? Are you tired of drawing AND modeling- Doubling the work? Want to let your model to do all your drawing work for you? Go CAD free!

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Download the 2 free SketchUp Course Files (Required to be used with the book.)

Construction Documents Using Sketchup Pro 2020

This is a detailed step-by-step guide to building a house model from scratch and transforming it into finished construction documents. The contents includes two model files containing embedded components that are inserted during the modelling process.

The course is hands-on rather than being a reference manual. While such manuals are a vital resource and I would definitely recommend having them as companions for this book, they don’t provide the same kind of focussed workflows to be found here. There are reference sections in this book which explain the various tools and settings we’re using in isolation.

The course goal is illustrated on the front of the book. The student starts from scratch and proceeds to build the model in stages. It’s easy to leave the project at any stage and come back to it.

What will you get from this book?

By following the exercises in this book, you will be competent at 3D modelling a house model, and creating live, updatable 2D plans/ sections from it. In addition, you will understand how to build 3D details from your model. Finally, you will be able to present these drawings in LayOut as final completed documents.

Who should read this book?

This book is for anyone involved in creating documentation for Construction whether architect, builder, engineer, interior designer or DIY enthusiast.

It is recommended that the user should be familiar with SketchUp’s tools and concepts before attempting the exercises in this book. While the lessons are quite self-contained, familiarity with modelling, navigating the model space, and model management is strongly advised.

Why read this book?

If you’re looking for the most immediate way to access SketchUp Pro for construction documentation then this book is for you. The workflows contained here are the same ones that the author has employed for years to execute the successful design and construction of multiple projects, both domestic and commercial.

Final Note: This book is the first major follow-up to the successful publication of the same name from 2013. It was the first ever book on the subject of using SketchUp Pro for documentation. SketchUp has been developed extensively since that time, and these changes are reflected in this publication.

If you’re unhappy with your purchase within 30 days, I’ll give you a full refund!

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