Sharpen Your SketchUp Skills with David Heim

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This class is for people who are serious about woodworking and want to learn how to use the SketchUp 3D design program to save time and money in the shop. With SketchUp, you preview the actual construction of a piece and generate absolutely accurate plans, patterns, and templates. The class is built around four rules for success for using the program to its best advantage. You bring a Windows or Mac laptop loaded with the free version of SketchUp. We spend the morning on exercises that introduce the important SketchUp tools and get you accustomed to working in a 3D space on the computer. In the afternoon, you see how the rules for success work by designing a piece of furniture. You'll also learn how to create measured drawings and a cutlist. Go to to download the free version, called SketchUp Make 2017. Please don’t use a web-based version, called SketchUp Free.

David Heim is the author of SketchUp Success for Woodworkers and the instructor for the new SketchUp for Woodworkers web site. When he’s not teaching, he’s using the program to generate models of famous furniture. Tuition: $145.00. materials are included

Section  050722B:  Saturday , May 5,  9:30am - 5:00pm

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