SketchUp Basics with Mark Sterner May 18-19, 2019


Key Points:
*Practice using mice and keyboards to manipulate SketchUp objects
*Using the computer to interact with the “3D world”
*Building complex objects from simple shapes
*Using groups and components reduces your workload
*Overcoming common problems
*Understanding the core concepts behind 3D design software

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Many woodworkers feel ill-at-ease when they first try to use their computer to create a digital furniture design. Many try once, find themselves overwhelmed and never try again. In this course, students will address the difficulties that regularly defeat users new to 3D CAD using the default program for the hobbyist woodworker, SketchUp. Students find that by learning the key concepts behind 3D CAD while exploring the basics of the SketchUp program in a low-stress environment, they can reduce their learning curve significantly. This course is also excellent preparation for those looking to delve into the more advanced features covered in “Supercharge SketchUp with Bob Lang” August 10-11. Mark will base his workshop around the use of basic SketchUp features and concepts while constructing and manipulating a 3D drawing of a simple real-life example – a rolling worktable that currently sits in Mark’s workshop. If you are already using SketchUp to successfully create original designs, this class may be too basic. If, however, you are frustrated by your past CAD experiences, this class will offer alternative approaches that will enhance your appreciation for digital design.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.