Sketchup for Interior Design books

Sketchup for Interior Design books
Now Sketchup 2013 for Interior Designers

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wood Carving and customized kitchens in Sketchup

For those of you that want to have 3D models of corbels, legs, brackets or cabinet moldings you can find numerous options in Drawing a customized kitchen or a Queen Ann leg in SU can be a matter of no time.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Official Google SketchUp Blog: New SketchUp books for interior designers

Official Google SketchUp Blog: New SketchUp books for interior designers

"And now there are books, too! Adriana Granados is an architect and interior designer who happens to know an awful lot about SketchUp. She's written a series of mercifully short, to-the-point manuals collectively titled Google SketchUp for Interior Design & Space Planning that are available for sale online. The books are printed in full color and I think they're really helpful."

What is missing in Sketchup 8 for Interior Design

We had lost the chance to set the solar orientation in the Free version. Shame, since in interior design we have to set the light manually in many occasions. For those that work with the Pro version activate it in View/Toolbars/Solar View.
In Google SketchUp 8 -free version-, north is fixed in alignment with the internal Y-Axis. The green drawing Axis is aligned with north when the drawing axes are in their default position.
So for those that work in the free version rotate the model to achieve the relationship to north you require.
Then use the Axes tool to position the Drawing Axes to suit working on the model. Take into account that wherever the Drawing Axes are positioned, north always remains aligned with the internal Y-Axis.