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    Template

    I was thinking.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 02-09-2010 at 12:44 PM.

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    Great idea, and thanks. I'll check it out this evening. I'm curious to see how close I was when I setup my default template.
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    Man...that's just cool. Thanks Dave!

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    My pleasure guys. BTW, I'm just trying to generate a little conformity here. You vill do it my vay und you vill like it.

    Actually, I think it might be easier for some problem solving if we're starting from the same point. I would fully expect users to make changes as they see fit and as they go along.

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    here is a thought DREAM SHOP

    well dave i can see that you have definalty got a handle on sketchup. so here is my thought,, i am in the plannin stages of a shop upgrade, have tried the old way of using graph paper and parts drawn out for spacing. but its very rough.. so here my list of specs and perhaps you ar any others could play with this parmenters and design me a working sketch up pic that had some of normalliteis i it..
    size 32 x40
    gable end is 32.
    9 or10 ft sidewalls.
    wood floor
    cabinet saw
    RAS w mitr saw on same bench
    shaper
    router table
    bandsaws 14" 18"
    30"drum sander
    bench model disc-belt combo-spindle
    wood storage 12x12 area
    sheet goods 2x8 area
    finishing room 10x12 or larger. that would about make the most of the best world!! now folks play with the layout and make it work well thanks and wont cost any of you a dime cant wait to see what it looks like.
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    Larry, I'll give it a go when I get finished with the Boothbay Harbor project. I'm not sure when that will be but hopefully soon. In the meantime, you should also give it a try.

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    are there pics or templates that you can use for the machines and can yu do just a floor plan in the free version ?
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    Larry, you can download 3D models of a number of different woodshop tools here: http://www.yda-online.com/shopmodels.htm Many of the tools include infeed and outfeed zones to give an idea of how much space you might need.

    As far as drawing a floor plan, yes, you can do that. You can just start drawing it in the perspective view or you can turn off perspective under the Camera menu and switch to a top view so you are working as you would in a 2D CAD program.

    Draw the lines for the walls and add gaps for doors as needed. If you want to make it a 3D model you can pull up the walls after completing the outlines. Or you can forego the 3D altogether if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    As far as drawing a floor plan, yes, you can do that. You can just start drawing it in the perspective view or you can turn off perspective under the Camera menu and switch to a top view so you are working as you would in a 2D CAD program.

    Once again I learn something from the master of SU. Thanks. This will make laying out my new shop a lot easier.
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    thanks dave

    i will see if can get them downloads and go have some fun in the free room the idea iof having working area as wel is very helpful.
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