Skalp For Sketchup Plugin

Skalp for Sketchup plugin - Learn the fundamentals of Skalp for SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the Skalp work flow.


Skalp Video tutorial: getting started



Sketchup City Planning Workflow

Sketchup City Planning




City Planning Workflow - 1: Downtown Master Plan




City Planning Workflow - 2: Details and Illustrator Work




Nick Sonder Process 6 - SketchUp Model tips

Nick shows how he builds and structures a SketchUp model and what level of detail he adds. He also covers how he resolves the complex roof forms that are often part of his designs.


Nick Sonder Process 5 - LayOut tips

Nick covers the basics of various LayOut tools and shares tips along the way including movement, dimensions and editing and output quality.


Nick Sonder Process 4 - Detailing

"Detailing in SketchUp and LayOut is a wonderful tool for really showing how a building assembly works." -Nick
Get an understanding of how Nick creates complete 3D detail "vignettes" and how these have been hugely successful in communicating with his contractors.


Nick Sonder Process 3 - Using Scrapbooks in LayOut

Nick uses scrapbooks as a checklist to quickly add elements and notes to his drawings and to assure they are done accurately for various building departments. Nick shares some tips for creating your own scrapbooks.


Nick Sonder Process 2 - Generating different drawing types from a single...

Nick shows how he uses 1 SketchUp model as a reference for creating various drawing types, including sections, elevations, reflected ceiling plans, etc. All line work is created in a similar maner as was explained in the overview video.





Nick Sonder Process 1 - Overview and clean line work

Nick shows the overview of using a SketchUp model and LayOut to create construction documents and focuses on creating a floor plan using the Section tool. He also shows a method to keep LayOut performance high by vector rendering only the section line work which provides rich color detail in the model and crisp line work for optimum working, printing and dimensioning.


3D Basecamp 2014: SketchUp Extensions and Modeling, Daniel Tal

3D Basecamp - Daniel Tal, the author of Google SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering in SketchUp, reviews specific SketchUp Extensions that he uses for modeling site plans, terrain and architecture. Learn how to generate detailed rocks walls, quickly-detailed building facades, and complex forms and amenities. The demo is specific to the extensions and SketchUp tools used. Daniel also covers where to obtain all these various tools and how best to organize, download and install them.


3D Basecamp 2014: Creating Clearer Drawings with Sketchup and Layout, Ni...

3D Basecamp - Architect Nick Sonder's innovative techniques for using SketchUp Pro and LayOut to create complete sets of construction documents are the subject of a series of in-depth videos on SketchUp's YouTube channel. Nick's approach to turning models into drawings is both unconventional and visually compelling; he uses color, textures and 3D model details to create documents that communicate clearly with clients, builders, and city officials. In this session, Nick provides an overview of his method.







3D Basecamp 2014: The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture, Mike Brightman

3D Basecamp - Watch Michael Brightman present some tips and techniques from his book The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture. 

You won't see a more amazing display of LayOut wizardry and finesse than demonstrated in Mike's approach to construction documentation. If you're looking for ways to make SketchUp Pro your only tool for creating complete sets of construction documents, this is the video for you.




LayOut Tips

In this video we look at more of the available tools in LayOut.


Getting Started with LayOut

LayOut is part of SketchUp Pro, designed to make printing, presenting and documenting your SketchUp models fast and easy.

Getting started with SketchUp - Part 4

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. 

In Part 4 we create a hallway table to emphasize the use of groups and components in SketchUp. We'll copy and mirror parts of the table and create detail and accuracy.


Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 3

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. 

This is Part 3, which focuses on an interior space. You will use the tape measure tool to create reference edges, learn more about the offset and push/ pull tools, copy objects and finally paint surfaces and bring in additional models from the 3D Warehouse.


Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 2

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. 

This is Part 2, and will accelerate your process by creating a more detailed house with some drawing tips and the follow-me and offset tools.


Getting started with SketchUp - Part 1

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow.

This is Part 1, and will introduce you to the navigation tools so you can orbit, pan and zoom around your model, then create a simple house with a few drawing and modification tools.


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