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    Sketch-up Tutorials

    OK, I've decided to move beyond AutoCAD v12 and learn Sketch-up. I've downloaded v6 and the pdf file of the manual. I've looked at a couple of videos and done the self-paced tutorials.

    And I am lost.

    So, I came here and searched for all the post begun by Dave Richards and went to the beginning of his posts to learn what I could.

    Alas, there are no images that he alludes to in his text! There are on more recent posts, but not the beginning posts.

    Help!

    Also, a suggestion. If these tutorials by Dave were numbered in suggested order to plow through it would be very helpful.

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    Carol, I'm kinda getting the hang of SU now, but by no means at Dave's level. What sort of things are you getting lost on? Maybe I can help?

    (When he sees this thread I'm sure you'll find out why his older images aren't showing up. You'll also get a lot more experienced help.)
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    Carol, I'm sorry about missing pictures. I'll see if I can fix them up for you.

    In the meantime, check your PMs
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    Dave, bless his generous heart, has already contacted me! What a great forum!

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    Sketchup Tutorials

    I am using a book to learn Sketchup. It has a lot of exercises and I can tell it is helping my learning curve.

    You can find info in http://www.f1help.biz/welcome.html
    The website belongs to Bonnie Roskes.

    I hope this helps

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    Kinda pricey, Fidel. I'm a broke grad student! But thanks for the thought.

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    I bought this book 2 years ago so I didn't check the current prize. It has increased a lot. There is an option to download in PDF format and it is a little less, but still pricey.

    I also downloaded a free pdf manual from google. It is not as good as the book I told you about but it has samples, explains all tools, etc.
    You can download it from http://sketchup.google.com/products.html
    Look in the right side under additional resources, the pdf is "Google Sketchup Users Guide".

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    Already did that, Fidel. Thanks.

    I got started last weekend for a bit after a call to Dave. What a gem he is! Now I have to concentrate on up-coming finals.

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