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Metalwork Design Tools

DrawMetal™ provides plugins (extensions) for Google SketchUp® that draw a variety of spirals, curves and tapered shapes (tapered extrusions).

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DrawMetal

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If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Then you should be all set to head for the lumber yard to get all of the materials that you will need with no return trips.
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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

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Creating a Spring

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Creating a Spring (Tutorial)

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The Spring Plugin allows you to create springs or coils of any length, pitch, diameter and gauge; using a simple dialog box to input the required dimensions. Springs can be used in a variety of engineering, architectural and sculptural applications. To get the free Spring Plugin, click the download link below and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Creating a Spring - free spring plugin

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RpWallMaker Free is a free add-on for Google SketchUp (Windows or Mac) to create wide walls (3D walls with thickness), edit them and cut holes in them.
The custom walls are generated by drawing the center line of the wall in SketchUp and the wide, 3D wall is automatically generated. 






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RpWallMaker - Free plugin

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The Mirror Tool plugin created by an unknown author at the Ruby Library Depotis a useful tool to have when using SketchUp. It allows you to mirror as you would in AutoCAD.
To use the tool all you need to do is click the object you want to mirror and click the “mirror selection” button. Then you can signify the mirror line simply and click enter. This tool though also allows you to keep selecting axis’ to accurately mirror the object the way you like. This comes in handy particularly when you need to mirror about an axis that is not one of the main axis’ on SketchUp.
Overall, the Mirror Tool plugin at the Ruby Library Depot is an essential plugin to have especially for AutoCAD users. At the time of this review this plugin is free and is available at the Ruby Library Depot. I give this plugin 5 out 5 stars!


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Mirror Tool Google SketchUp Plugin

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Part I: Adjusting the GI settings

Step 1. First render
1.1. Open the scene (which can be found here).
1.2. Assign VRay as the current renderer.
Since the default VRay settings are not very well suited for a fast initial preview, we'll make a few quick adjustments before the first render.
1.3. Check the Override mtl option in the Global switches rollout, click the button next to it and select a default VRayMtl material.
1.4. Set the Image sampler type to Fixed.
1.5. Set the resolution to 400 x 325.
1.6. Set the Region size in the System rollout to 32 x 32 pixels.
1.7. Optionally, you can turn on the Frame stamp to print the render time on the image.
1.8. Render the scene:
VRay Tutorials - Rendering an interior scene tutorial
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VRay - Rendering an interior scene (Tutorial)

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Nice little tutorials on how to make a nightstand in Google SketchUp.


I’m a firm believer in keeping the saw sharp.  Really sharp.  So that means you gotta sharpen the saw regularly.
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Make a Nightstand in Google SketchUp (Tutorial)

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This is begining of a previous story.

I downloaded Google’s SketchUp just to check it out. I was actually thinking of doing some landscaping (figuring out what trees and shrubs to plant and where to plant them on a little piece of barren land I own). But I got a bit distracted and since I want to create a clothes rack of some sort, I thought I’d give it a go.
Final results:
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How to create furniture in Google SketchUp

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Interesting story from drawing to furniture!



indigo furniture render
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Turning SketchUp 3D Furniture into Real Furniture

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Here is video building a house in sketchup,from begining,even stairs,roof and everything, and some music too :)
Enjoy!


Source YouTube
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Building a House in Sketchup (Video)

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Regular Polygon has published a keyframe animation for SketchUp version 7 & 8, Free or Pro.
Main Features include:

  • Keyframes are easily added, deleted, renamed, and reordered.
  • Any group or component can be animated.
  • Animated groups (components) can be nested.
  • Animated groups (components) can be nested inside of non-animated groups (components).
  • Animated groups (components) are interpolated between keyframes by translation or rotation.
  • The interpolation lasts for the entire keyframe transition time.
  • Keyframes can have independent transition times.
  • Keyframes can have independent delay times.
  • The keyframes can be converted to a slideshow of ordinary (non-animated) scenes, called tweens.
  • The number of tweens depends on the frame rate you set.
  • The tween slideshow can be exported to an AVI movie, or to image files (PNG, JPEG, TIF, or BMP)
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Regular Polygon Keyframe Animation Plugin (Video)

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Instant Roof, by Chuck Vali of Vali Architects, is a truly great SketchUp Ruby script. Its purpose is simple – you use Instant Roof to quickly create gables, hips, sheds and trellises anywhere you need them. This script has everything going for it:
It's easy to install. Pop one file into your plugins folder and you're done.
It's easy to learn. Chuck (the script's author) has put together a huge pile of fantastic instructional PDFs and videos on his website. The in-product help is also comprehensive and well-placed.
It's easy to use. Everything's right there in the Plugins menu, so you don't have to memorize and keep track of a bunch of little tool icons. The input method for telling the script where to put gables and sheds couldn't be simpler.
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Plugin: Instant Roof, instant productivity

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When you're working with rounded objects whose edges have been smoothed, it's sometimes hard to make things look good. That's because curved surfaces don't automatically produce a profile edge that helps to differentiate them from the background. You can see what I'm talking about in the images that follow; notice the (what I consider to be) unsatisfying outline of each of the rounded objects below?
Without Profiles turned on, rounded objects don't stand out.
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Making your rounded models look better

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Google Apps recently launched an improvement that made dozens of Google services available to Google Apps users for the first time. As part of this launch, Google SketchUpand 3D Warehouse are now available to our Google Apps users for free with their Apps accounts.
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Welcome, Google Apps users!

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What amazing things sketchup do!

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FREE Chair
FREE Model chair
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Free models

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Now bring to you comletely free models to download for sketchup,updated weekly!
FREE MODELS on sketchup furniture models!

Consider Donate for more free models...
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Updated FREE models for sketchup

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Edge lines are a perfect way to show off detail in a SketchUp model. But what happens when the user wants to render a high quality image of their model? If edge lines aren’t used, the details can be washed out due to lighting and material choices. Using rendering software that can support edge lines can give the user a high quality image as well as helping to make the details of their model stand out.
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How to Improve Renderings

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Jim has released Find Shadow Window which resets the Shadow dialogue box when it decides to vanish off screen. A real handy Plugin to have for those who move their windows around the workspace. Currently it’s PC only.
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Interesting plugins for sketchup from sketchyphysics

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“A new & easy tool for architects and their clients, discover how fast you can create high quality movies.”
Certainly a bold statement, but given the pedigree, Act-3D™ B.V. have delivered a product designed from the ground up for creating breathtaking 3D visualizations. With Quest3D already under their belt Act-3D™ B.V. has released Lumion after months of anticipation.

Lumion®


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Lumion looms large!

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The Google headquarters in 3D
[Photo by Sweet Onion Creations.]
Sweet Onion Creations is a company dealing with 3D printing. In the video, they show you how they load a model located in Google Earth (and perhaps available in the Google 3D Warehouse) into Google SketchUp, check it for integrity, and then print it. They describe the printing as follows:
The process starts with a very fine white powder that resembles cornstarch in consistency. The toxicity is so low that it is almost food-grade in quality. On the computer, a house or hillside is sliced up digitally and made into an outline or “pancake.” From here it is fed into the machine and each outline of that pancake traced out using a small dispenser on an “x” and “y” axis. A sugar and water binder is applied to temporarily glue each layer together.

It’s commonly referred to as an “additive process”. The best part is it generates the least waste (97% is recycled back through) which means less cost for our clients and easier on the environment.

However, the success of the architecture model hinges on a perfect “water tight” Computer Aided Design (CAD) file called a Stereolithography or STL for short. Preparing this file is typically the most tedious and difficult task of the entire process of going from 2D drawings on the computer to the 3D model in the hand. If not carefully produced, a corrupt CAD file causes the model to “blow up” in the machine and the results are fragments of building materials that simply crumble upon removal.
Sweet Onion Creations offers to turn your 3D models into reality, paid via Google Checkout, so you might want to browse the 3D Warehouse (or create your own design) if you’re looking for a unique gift.

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Turning 3D SketchUp Models Into Reality (VIDEO)

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