Installing the Datasmith Exporter Plugin for SketchUp Pro
Still not sure which version is right for you? We can help you figure out which version of SketchUp you need. Just click here for help. We’ve all heard somebody say that SketchUp is ridiculously easy to learn.
Trimble – SketchUp Pro 2019 – Upgrade from SketchUp 2016-2018
Still not sure which version is right for you? We can help you figure out which version of SketchUp you need. Just click here for help. We’ve all heard somebody say that SketchUp is ridiculously easy to learn. Unfortunately, this is an exaggeration. The truth is that if you plan to use SketchUp professionally, you should plan to invest some time and money into learning how to do things the right way. This chapter will help you invest wisely. Watch This First!
We created a free SketchUp tutorial that we recommend you watch before you get started with SketchUp Pro. The video tutorial covers 5 critical concepts that self taught users either don’t know or have had to learn the hard way.
Watch it, and your future self will thank you. Now, let’s talk about how to master the fundamentals. Before we do that, we want to share a story that one of our former students, a Residential Architect named Tom, told us before he took a class with us: Everybody told me that SketchUp was easy to learn. So I downloaded it, and immediately tried to model my own house.
And I was doing pretty well at first. But the closer I got to completing the model of my house, the more often I got stuck and had to search the Internet for help. Eventually though, I got to a point where I decided my SketchUp model was done and felt good about what I had accomplished.
I was on a deadline, everything in the model needed to be right, and when design changes came up, I needed to be able to make them. And I couldn’t do it. It was a total disaster. I was in way over my head.
Lots of people make the same mistake Tom made. But it’s completely avoidable. You just need to invest in some training. You need take a well-structured class with a curriculum designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to SketchUp. Good news: It’s in our Video Course Library, along with other courses on more advanced professional topics.
We’ve just broken them down into bite-sized video tutorials that provide a more convenient and economical way for professionals to take our classes. Now, if you’re the kind of person that needs to be sitting in a classroom with an instructor, tell us where you’re located and we’ll see if we can make a recommendation. If you can’t afford to invest in professional training We’d recommend starting with the free tutorials on SketchUp’s website. You might also want to check out YouTube.
Just be careful: When you’re new to SketchUp, it’s hard to tell the difference between a good tutorial and one that teaches you the wrong way to do something.
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