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    SketchUp Rookie

    Ok, so I too am looking to make a computer desk but cannot find plans for what I have in my head. I will attempt to make some using sketchUp. I just loaded it up and was wondering where you might suggest I start.
    I have a sketch on paper that i would snap a picture and post it here, but noone seems to know where the camera is ...
    What I'm shooting for is a craftsman style desk with a hutch. Legs flared out at the top and bottoms and no drawer in the center. The hutch will leave the monitor exposed and have 2 towers flanking either side with a top stretched across. They will each have 2 drawers and a devided cubby above with a door to hide the stuff inside.
    Any help is greatly needed and much appreciated.

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    I can help you get started with SketchUp if you'd like. I'll send you a PM.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    try the google warehouse there's bound to be something there you could modify to suit your needs

    hth, karl
    You name it, I'll butcher it !

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    Hi Karl. How ya doing?
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    I can help you get started with SketchUp if you'd like. I'll send you a PM.
    Dave, I've started with Sketchup on about four occasions and always give up in frustration.

    What is the best way to learn?

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    Steve, I sent you a PM.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    Dave,
    I've seen your posts many times and you seem to be THE Sketchup expert. I've tried many times to use Sketchup, but the results are always extremely basic with weird faults. I now just use the warehouse to get a plan print it out and modify it with pencil. I can't seem to print it in the standard top side front configuration or with measurements as I was taught in high school drafting. In fact I can draft faster than using Skethup. What is this PM you mentioned and could I have a copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Worsick View Post
    What is this PM you mentioned and could I have a copy?
    PM=Private Message
    Send one to Dave, I'm sure he can help you out. once you get the hang of it you''ll love sketchup and Dave's the man to get you there.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Dave which one should I down load?
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    I've been fooling with SU for some time, and I'm needing to learn more, I'm the limiting factor

    I'd really like to learn, Dave can I get a PM too
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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