MSP 004 : 10 ways to communicate your Sketchup models

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Sketchup, at its core, is a communication tool. It provides us a way to visualize our ideas and thoughts so we can analyze them ourselves, or share them with other people. In this episode, I discuss 10 ways you can share your model with other people.

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In this Episode

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I work in the commercial construction industry, and I use Sketchup all the time to help me visualize tricky details on jobs we work on.

Many times, I like to include some form of my model in a correspondence to the architect or contractor, so they understand exactly what we intend to build.

Most of the time, I can’t just send them my Sketchup file and say “Here’s what we’re going to do…” I’ve got to do some work and prepare the file as a 2D presentation, turn it into a PDF, or do a screenshare with the project manager to discuss the detail. I’ve used many different methods of sharing my Sketchup model and in this podcast episode I go over 10 different ways you can do just that.

In this episode you’ll learn about

  • The 3D warehouse
  • The Sketchup viewer program.
  • Exporting your model as a 2D image
  • Exporting your model as a 2D PDF.
  • Screen sharing your 3D model.
  • Render your model to create photorealistic images.
  • Collaborate with other project team members with
  • Using Sketchup Pro & Layout
  • Share your 3D models on the web with Sketchfab
  • Explore your models using augmented reality
  • Let people explore your model with LumenRT’s LiveCube.

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Matt Donley

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Matt has been creating SketchUp tutorials since 2012. After writing the book SketchUp to LayOut, he conducted the "Into to LayOut" seminar at the official SketchUp conference in Colorado. Matt writes about how to use SketchUp for design, construction and 3D printing.

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