Fine Woodworking's Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers--The Basics
After seeing the post about Dave's video a few days ago, I downloaded it. The DVD isn't available until May and I didn't want to wait! Dave has helped many of us on the Forum. He got me past a brain cramp and put me on a path that allowed me to progress with SketchUp to a point I can actually use it!
As the title states, it contains the basics for someone beginning to learn the program. If you aren't sure whether you want to tackle it, the Guide will give you a good start. Although I am already at a point where I can produce recognizable drawings, there are many things Dave brings out in the video that were eye-openers to me. There are things we learn from each other on our Forum about specific functions, but I felt as if I was in a classroom when he demonstrated the use of Scenes when developing shop drawings. It made me realize that I need to go back over a couple of my drawings and make some modifications for efficiency.
If you haven't looked at it, check it out here. It's well worth the cost.