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The SketchUp Workflow For Architecture: A Critical Review.
on 7 July 2013
SketchUp is one of the most important 2D & 3D architectural and engineering software.
SketchUp is also a program under the Google banner, but this is the "free"/ basic version and SketchUp Pro adds several critical printing features that you'll need for contracts and legal forms. If you have the basic version and are considering spending $599 for the upgrade, this book will take you from beginner through the intermediate stage skill level.
This book, THE SKETCHUP WORKFLOW FOR ARCHITECTURE is an extremely important book to learn all of the useful functions (and, there are many) built into the Pro version. There are chapters that focus on the free version as well as the Pro version with color images and detailed architectural diagrams throughout.
The book's contents are:
Ch. 1--Introduction (pp's 3-19)
Ch. 2--Building Information Modeling "B.I.M" (pp's 20-32)
Ch. 3--Project Management (pp's 33-48)
Ch. 4--SketchUp Basics (pp's 51-102)
Ch. 5--SketchUp Pro/ Template (pp's 104-122)
Ch. 6--SketchUp Pro/ Environment (pp's 123-131)
Ch. 7--SketchUp/ Collections (pp's 132-142)
Ch, 8--Ruby Scripts (pp's 143-146)
Ch. 9--Introduction To LayOut (pp's 149-158)
Ch. 10--The LayOut Interface (pp's 159-191)
Ch. 11--The Professional's LayOut Environment (pp's192-203)
Ch. 12--LayOut Tools (pp's 204-228)
Ch. 13--LayOut Collection (pp's 229-249)
Ch. 14--Inserting Content (pp's 250-257)
The Architectural Design Process
Ch. 15--Site Analysis: Digital Site Survey (pp's 261-285)
Ch. 16--Site Analysis: Building Context (pp's 286-303)
Ch. 17--Site Analysis: Documenting an Existing Building (pp's 305-327)
Ch. 18--Schematic Design (pp's 328-342)
Ch. 19--Design Development Rendering (pp's 343-356)
Ch. 20--Construction Development Rendering (pp's 357-379)
This book has a easy-to-follow layout and the diagrams makes it easy to compare your work with the book's screenshots.