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Thread: SketchUp Version 7 Has Been Released

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    SketchUp Version 7 Has Been Released

    Take a look: http://sketchup.google.com/product/newin7.html

    It's got some cool stuff for woodworkers.
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    Thanks for the heads-up, Dave. I'm downloading it now, but probably won't have much time to look at it for a few days. (It's the busy season at work, so my time is sliced pretty thin.)
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    You're welcome Vaughn.

    I posted a short blurb on the Design. Click. Build. blog that shows a little bit about Dynamic Components and if you're interested, I've uploaded the base cabinet component from the video to the warehouse. You can download it and play with it.
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    Geez, you'd think they'd give a guy a few years to figger out version 6 before they made you learn sumthin gnu.
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    Well, that's sumthin' new Doug. On some of the SketchUp boards people are complaining because it took so long for SU7 to come. Just switch to SU7 now. It won't be painful.

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    Dynamic Components ... iiiiiiiinteresting.... That's a solution to one of the most common questions I've gotten about skp. I'm not sure it's enough to get me to spend the $500 for, but it's certainly a selling point that appeals to me.

    Dave, how tough are those dynamic components to create? I suspect there's a mechanism for identifying what can be stretched (or edges that can be moved?) when using the scale tool? I'm also intrigued by the iterative feature. I suspect there's a means of identifying which components get repeated and in which dimensions?

    Maybe I'll download the trial and play with that a little bit...
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    Jason, alot of how you modify the component depends upon how it is drawn in the beginning. As an example, the kitchen base cabinet I linked to was drawn with separate components for all of the parts. It is done much like you'd build it in wood. I set up the left side to be stationary. The right side's position is set relative to the left side. The same applies to the face frame stiles. The length of the horizontal members; rails, bottom, drawer dividers and top is then adjusted to compensate for the width changes in the cabinet. The drawer dividers are specified as either visible or hidden depending on the number of drawers selected in the dialog box.

    Much of the setup uses MS Excel type arguments so people who are used to working with Excel formulas should find this relatively easy.
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    Jason, it isn't $500 - there is the (now usual) free version and the 'pro' version with a few (very useful for some of us) extras for $495. So no need to download a trial version because it is a full version.
    So do I type something witty here?

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    Tim, not to be argumentative - you do need the Pro version in order to create Dynamic Components which is was what I'd been referring to.
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    Here's a basic comparison between the free version and the Pro version.

    http://sketchup.google.com/product/whygopro.html

    More info from the website...

    "Can anyone use Dynamic Components?
    Anyone with SketchUp 7 can use existing Dynamic Components, but you need Google SketchUp Pro 7 to create new ones."
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 11-18-2008 at 02:30 AM.

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