Sketchup Tutorials

Here’s a collection of Sketchup tutorials on I try to explain every step in each tutorial so that it’s easy to follow along, even if you’ve never used SketchUp before. If this is your first time creating a model in Sketchup, try modeling a table or a vase.

Getting Started With Sketchup
10 tips every Sketchup modeler should know
aligncenter Tutorial - How to Draw a Table
Sketchup Tutorial - How to draw a Vase
Sketchup groups and the outliner
Sketchup Layers vs. Groups & Components
Sketchup keyboard Shortcuts
Expert Tips from Sketchup 3D Basecamp 2014
Everything you need to know about SketchUp 2014
10 Tricks for the Move Tool in SketchUp
Rotating Objects in SketchUp
8 Tips for Scaling in SketchUp
7 Tips for SketchUp Materials
Using Guides in SketchUp
Sketchup Styles for Performance
Soft, Smooth, and Hidden edges
Soften/Smooth Selection
 Configure your Sketchup Workspace
How to create a floor plan
How to model any IKEA furniture in Sketchup
How to draw a house in Sketchup
Sketchup Inference System
Sketchup symmetry with components
SketchUp External References
Sketchfab Youtube for 3D models
Color By Layer For Alternative Material Assignments
Saving Section Cuts to Scenes in SketchUp
Add Logos to your SketchUp Workspace using Watermarks
Double your speed in SketchUp with keyboard shortcuts
Common Sketchup Style Misconceptions
Migrating plugins, materials, components and other settings to SketchUp 2015
Everything you need to know about SketchUp 2015
SketchUp Rotated Rectangle Tutorial (New tool in SketchUp 2015)

LayOut Tutorials

LayOut is a program included with SketchUp Pro. It takes your 3D model, and helps you create 2D presentations with it. Here are some of the tutorials I’ve created specifically for LayOut.

Quick Document Creation in LayOut
Sketchup to Layout
LayOut Pattern Fill and Hatching
3 LayOut Tips I Forgot to Mention in the Webinar
8 Tips for Creating Dimensions in LayOut
Pulling data into LayOut from your SketchUp model using Dynamic Components & Labels

3D Printing Articles and Tutorials

3D printing has become very popular with the large increase in desktop 3D printers. They allow you to take a digital 3D model, and literally print out a 3D object in plastic and other materials. You can buy your own printer, or use a third party printing service to have them print your model for you.

What is 3D printing
8 tips for 3D printing
Design Considerations for 3D Printing
Best 3D Printing Plugins for SketchUp
create a custom 3D printed bracket
Working with STL Files in SketchUp for 3D Printing