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Offline Reiska

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2011, 07:53 AM »
If you do want to make SketchUp usage more bearable and less of 'draw -> space -> rotate tool -> rotate -> space -> box tool -> ....' rince & repeat you might find this gadget very helpful and wrist saving:

http://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacenavigator.html

I've got the home user basic version and it makes working with the model so much faster and less clicky  [cool]
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2011, 03:54 PM »
I am wondering if there is a way to relocate the 'placement handle' when pasting a component into a drawing. It seems like whenever I do a paste, I am holding the component from the end making placement rather inconvenient.
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2011, 05:12 PM »
I am wondering if there is a way to relocate the 'placement handle' when pasting a component into a drawing. It seems like whenever I do a paste, I am holding the component from the end making placement rather inconvenient.

Don't know if this what you're looking for, but worth a peek:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/41609/component-insertion
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2011, 06:39 PM »
swingman, thanks. I had looked into this. Maybe I keep moving the axis to equally useless points although I think i would have picked up on the change. I'll play with it some more
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Sketch up on iOS
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 07:43 PM »
I enjoy using sketch up but when I want to show someone a plan that I'm developing I would like the portability of my tablet or phone.  Is there a way to view saved sketch up plans on iOS via an iPhone or iPad.  Or possibly minor editing capabilities through an app of some sort.  Thanks Bill

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Re: Sketch up on iOS
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2014, 07:53 PM »
I enjoy using sketch up but when I want to show someone a plan that I'm developing I would like the portability of my tablet or phone.  Is there a way to view saved sketch up plans on iOS via an iPhone or iPad.  Or possibly minor editing capabilities through an app of some sort.  Thanks Bill

Screen shots emailed to yourself is the only way I know of at this point.

Tom

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2014, 03:50 AM »
There's an app called 'SightSpace 3D' that allows you to view SketchUp files on an iPad or iPhone (there's also a version for Android). I've got the iPad version.

There's a free basic version which allows you to view files, pan, zoom, rotate, walkthrough, etc. If you're just wanting to show the model, then the free version will do that fine.

The paid version uses Augmented Reality, so you can superimpose models on the real world, in real time, using the iPad's camera. It uses the gyroscope function of the iPad so you can move around in the model by moving the iPad - really good if you're showing a model of a room - so you can stand in the middle of the existing room & move the iPad around, basically using it as a viewing window to see the virtual room.

You can also view bookmarks, scenes, and make notes on the model.

I bought the full version about 6 months ago, and it was definitely worthwhile. I must add though, when I bought it I think the full version cost around £12; it's now £28!!! You don't have to buy the full version, though, you can get the free one & then buy additional options individually.

There are various videos on YouTube showing it, just google 'sightspace 3d'.


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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2014, 08:25 AM »
Johnny,

Thanks for the info on the app.

Tom

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2014, 09:57 AM »
There's an app called 'SightSpace 3D' that allows you to view SketchUp files on an iPad or iPhone (there's also a version for Android). I've got the iPad version.

There's a free basic version which allows you to view files, pan, zoom, rotate, walkthrough, etc. If you're just wanting to show the model, then the free version will do that fine.

The paid version uses Augmented Reality, so you can superimpose models on the real world, in real time, using the iPad's camera. It uses the gyroscope function of the iPad so you can move around in the model by moving the iPad - really good if you're showing a model of a room - so you can stand in the middle of the existing room & move the iPad around, basically using it as a viewing window to see the virtual room.

You can also view bookmarks, scenes, and make notes on the model.

I bought the full version about 6 months ago, and it was definitely worthwhile. I must add though, when I bought it I think the full version cost around £12; it's now £28!!! You don't have to buy the full version, though, you can get the free one & then buy

additional options individually.

There are various videos on YouTube showing it, just google 'sightspace 3d'.


I don't see the free version unfortunately only the pay for version, $41.99 CDN.

John


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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2014, 10:05 AM »

AFAIK

The free one on iOS is called SightSpace Free-D

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sightspace-free-d/id567219670?mt=8

The free one on Android is called SightSPace View

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.limitlesscomputing.sightspaceview

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2014, 07:27 PM »
Unfortunately Sightspace Veiw has most of the useful features disabled and the reviews aren't that great. At least for the Android version.

John

Offline Dionysus480

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2014, 09:22 AM »
Just out of curiosity, are people using this as much as prior to the Trimble development.

I enjoy using it, but it looks like without the Pro ($$) version that it may have less utility.  I've currently been using the free trial (having upgraded the computer recently.)  Does LayOut work? 

I'm trying to decide whether to put drawings into it, or just sketch them on the iPad and get out in the shop.

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Re: Sketch up on iOS
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2014, 04:04 PM »
I enjoy using sketch up but when I want to show someone a plan that I'm developing I would like the portability of my tablet or phone.  Is there a way to view saved sketch up plans on iOS via an iPhone or iPad.  Or possibly minor editing capabilities through an app of some sort.  Thanks Bill

Might want to try an IOS app, "Cubits". Available in the App Store for US$4.99, it does allow you to view, zoom, orbit your SketchUp 3D model, exported to a *.kmz file on both the iPad and iPhone. I've been using it in conjunction with DropBox and my iPad for client presentations the past couple of years.

Simply File/Export from SketchUp, to the DropBox folder on your SketchUp computer. You can then access the .kmz file using the DorpBox IOS app with "Open in" the Cubits app. The Export option is quick and efficient IME, just takes seconds.

No editing capability, but it is useful for presentation, particularly so if there is an AirPlay flat screen TV involved. What I find useful is I can set up optional design choices for the client using "Scene"s in SketchUp, then Export a separate .kmz file for each scene.
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2014, 04:13 PM »
Just out of curiosity, are people using this as much as prior to the Trimble development.

I enjoy using it, but it looks like without the Pro ($$) version that it may have less utility.  I've currently been using the free trial (having upgraded the computer recently.)  Does LayOut work? 

I'm trying to decide whether to put drawings into it, or just sketch them on the iPad and get out in the shop.

Except for the few "Solid Tools", the function of which can be done any number of ways in the free version; and the ability to make Dynamic Components; the basic drawing/modeling functionality of the free version is the same as the Pro version. Layout is only included with the Pro version, and while useful for presentation purposes, it is not necessary for modeling.

If you don't need to make presentation and construction documents, then the free version will serve you well.

And yes ... more folks are using SU today than ever before. I built a $350k custom home for a client about five years ago using SketchUp for all permitting, bidding and fabrication documents (except for the foundation plan, and I ended up modeling it to the project's great benefit, since the foundation was unusual/unique due to the local soil characteristics.

As a builder/GC, I'm seeing more and more Architects using the program exclusively the past couple of years.
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Offline Sean G

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2014, 06:18 PM »
Hello,

Have been away from FOG for awhile, happy to be back. Planning out a very basic storage shed for bicycles and as a learning exercise am using SU. I found sketchupforwoodworkers.com, and it's been helpful. Planning on giving the shed a sloped roof. My question is, how do I draw 18mm panels in sketchup that are not rectangles, i.e., a panel that's 1125mm on one end and 1200mm on the other? Thank you! 
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2014, 07:34 PM »
Hello,

Have been away from FOG for awhile, happy to be back. Planning out a very basic storage shed for bicycles and as a learning exercise am using SU. I found sketchupforwoodworkers.com, and it's been helpful. Planning on giving the shed a sloped roof. My question is, how do I draw 18mm panels in sketchup that are not rectangles, i.e., a panel that's 1125mm on one end and 1200mm on the other? Thank you! 

Assuming the two lines are parallel and the center points are on the same axis you would use the line tool. Draw a line 1125 mm long, find the center and add a perpendicular guideline. Drop another guideline ? mm (you didn't give this measurement) and draw a 1200 mm line along this guideline. Move the 1200 mm line along the guideline until the center point is on the first perpendicular guideline. Connect the ends of the two lines, delete the guidelines and you now have a trapezoid that can be manipulated in any way your heart desires.  ;D
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2014, 01:37 PM »
Hello,

Have been away from FOG for awhile, happy to be back. Planning out a very basic storage shed for bicycles and as a learning exercise am using SU. I found sketchupforwoodworkers.com, and it's been helpful. Planning on giving the shed a sloped roof. My question is, how do I draw 18mm panels in sketchup that are not rectangles, i.e., a panel that's 1125mm on one end and 1200mm on the other? Thank you! 

draw a rectangle 1200 x X then select one of the corners and then use the move tool to move the corner towards the other by 75 mm. or alternatively select the corner, use the move tool and start moving the corner towards the other then enter 75 mm in the dialogue box at the bottom right of the sketchup window.

Offline Sean G

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Hello,

Have been away from FOG for awhile, happy to be back. Planning out a very basic storage shed for bicycles and as a learning exercise am using SU. I found sketchupforwoodworkers.com, and it's been helpful. Planning on giving the shed a sloped roof. My question is, how do I draw 18mm panels in sketchup that are not rectangles, i.e., a panel that's 1125mm on one end and 1200mm on the other? Thank you!  

draw a rectangle 1200 x X then select one of the corners and then use the move tool to move the corner towards the other by 75 mm. or alternatively select the corner, use the move tool and start moving the corner towards the other then enter 75 mm in the dialogue box at the bottom right of the sketchup window.

Ding ding ding ding! Thank you Tim! This is what I wound up doing. I had been trying to ''grab'' the panel using move after I had given it the 18mm of thickness, but couldn't get it to behave. Started over with the rectangle like you suggested, then used Push/Pull to get the thickness. Cheers.

Edit: And thank you too, Colonel Panic, but when it comes to Sketchup, I'm General Confusion, and your suggestion flew over my head!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 07:35 PM by Sean G »
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Offline Reiska

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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2014, 08:01 AM »
Well, what do you know Trimble has published an official SketchUp Mobile Viewer app for the iPad... At 8,99€ I haven't felt the need to purchase it but at least now there is an official option to taking your SketchUp plans to the clients or workshops without having to buy the astronomically expensive SightSpace 3D...
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2014, 04:41 PM »
Well, what do you know Trimble has published an official SketchUp Mobile Viewer app for the iPad... At 8,99€ I haven't felt the need to purchase it but at least now there is an official option to taking your SketchUp plans to the clients or workshops without having to buy the astronomically expensive SightSpace 3D...

The reviews in the US say it's not worth the $9.99. Doesn't work with DropBox. You have to upload your models to the warehouse. Also it doesn't display dimension lines. Both features I want to use my iPad in the shop.  Wait a couple of revisions.
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Re: Sketchup Discussions Go in This Board
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2014, 12:16 PM »
For those just starting with Sketchup, I found this site worth a donation.

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