Supercharge SketchUp with Bob Lang August 10-11, 2019


Key Points:
*The content of this class is driven by input from students
*Topics and methods that participants need to work on
*Learn efficient methods to plan your work, perfect the plan and extract information from your plan
*Compare design variations and discover the power of copying
*Prevent mistakes in the shop by building a virtual model of your next project
*Use geometry from one half of a joint to create the matching half
*Generate accurate 3D cut lists showing every art and every joint

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


This class is for those who have taken a previous SketchUp class, or have some experience in 3D modeling with SketchUp. The class will start with a quick brush up on the basics then explore advanced topics for designing, planning and problem solving any woodworking project. Students will learn to efficiently model, modify, and manipulate parts, which will then be combined into basic furniture forms in ways that will simplify both the design and the building process. The information in a good design is a powerful tool for the shop, and Bob will explore ways to extract and use that information to generate printed working drawings, create accurate cut lists, and plan work sequences. In SketchUp, the design process is similar to the building process and students will learn how to create typical furniture forms, joints and details by applying shop strategies and how to use the SketchUp board stretcher and other tricks to rapidly add details. Design techniques and strategies will also be covered including methods to quickly create a model to determine proportions and appearance, and then use that model to create a completely detailed accurate representation of a project. Methods to create a model from existing two-dimensional plans or photographs and extracting and sharing information from a model with images or printed drawings will be demonstrated.

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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.