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"This book illustrates a holistic approach to SketchUp, how it works and more importantly, what to do with it." (San Francisco Book Review, November 2009)
Google SketchUp for Site Design
A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture
The design professional?s guide to harnessing the power of Google SketchUp
Site design professionals can now use the powerful tools of Google SketchUp for their own practices. This clear and focused illustrated guide explains how site professionals can use the SketchUp tools and functions to construct expressive models of exterior spaces and architecture.
Utilizing the methodology known as SketchUp Process Modeling, the guide takes you step by step from the basics to more advanced methods that incorporate terrain, AutoCAD, and the creation of complex forms. Covering drafting, modeling order, and organization, you will learn how to:
Use the SketchUp Sandbox Tools to design conceptual grading, terrain, and elevation
Design and model a variety of custom components including architectural detail, pedestrian lights, benches, and other site elements
Integrate AutoCAD and SketchUp to easily create 3D-articulated models
With helpful tutorials and useful tips for both beginners and advanced SketchUp users, Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture will quickly have you creating models that are highly detailed and organized, easy to work with, and optimized for computer performance.
Included with the book are Web links to free SketchUp exercises, models, and YouTube tutorials that expand on book concepts.
Really well done. I highly recommend this for anyone learning to use SketchUp as the examples and activities are clearly explained AND hands on. Read morePublished 12 months ago by mic2536
I am a beginner at Sketchup, experienced AutoCAD user. I thought this book was wonderful. Even though it was written quite a while ago, almost everything in it seemed current in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carolyn Cooney
I bought this as a present to my husband (he is a landscape architect) so I wasn't sure if he would be interested in it because he doesn't use sketchup at work.... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kimberley Ryan
The chapters are written clearly and in logical sequence. It is ideal for those wanting to learn about conceptual site modeling. I will use it for real estate development. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steve J. Hodges
Daniel makes it easy and understandable. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn Sketchup and learn it well.Published on July 23, 2013 by B Rad 16