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The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture

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"This book is for architects and related design professionals who want to take their SketchUp use to the next level. In-Depth tips and techniques show users how to use SketchUp and its related suite of tools in every stage of the design process"--


MICHAEL BRIGHTMAN is President and Lead Instructor of Bright Ideas Consultants, a SketchUp authorized training center, where he teaches architecture, construction, engineering, and design firms how to leverage SketchUp 3D models in their workflows. A frequent teacher and presenter on the topic, Mike also designs and creates dynamic 3D presentations and architectural drawings for a variety of clients and projects.

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Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs. The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods. * Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of design * Guides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentation * Includes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tips * Provides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.


PART I: Starting the Flow 1 Chapter 1: Introduction 3 The Workflow 4 Who Should Read This Book? 5 What's in This Book? 6 What Are the Prerequisites? 7 Free SketchUp or SketchUp Pro? 8 Online Content 9 Mental Preparation 10 SketchUp Portfolio 10 Chapter Points 19 Chapter 2: Building Information Modeling 20 What Is BIM? 20 SketchUp and LayOut as BIM 22 Filling in the BIM Blanks 28 The SketchUp Outlook 31 Chapter Points 32 Chapter 3: Project Management 33 Folders and Files 33 Cloud Storage 45 Archiving 45 Chapter Points 48 PART II: SketchUp 49 Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics 51 Five Core Concepts 51 Leveraging SketchUp 53 Creating Geometry 56 Advanced Inferencing 78 Organizing Geometry with Containers 82 Section Planes 93 Layers, Styles, and Scenes 95 Chapter Points 102 Chapter 5: The Professional's SketchUp Template 104 Base Template 105 Model Info 105 Standard Layers 109 Styles 110 Utility Scenes 114 Chapter Points 122 Chapter 6: The Professional's SketchUp Environment 123 Toolbars 123 Dialogs 125 System Preferences 127 Chapter Points 131 Chapter 7: SketchUp Collections 132 Material Collection 132 Component Collections 137 Styles Collection 140 Chapter Points 142 Chapter 8: Ruby Scripts 143 Find Ruby Scripts 143 Installing Ruby Scripts 143 Using Ruby Scripts 144 Recommended Ruby Scripts 144 Chapter Points 146 PART III: LayOut 147 Chapter 9: Introduction to LayOut 149 What Is LayOut? 149 Why LayOut? 155 Chapter Points 158 Chapter 10: The LayOut Interface 159 Getting Started 160 Main Toolbar 161 Document Setup 162 Preferences Window 169 Inspectors 177 Chapter Points 191 Chapter 11: The Professional's LayOut Environment 192 New Presentation 193 System Preferences 193 Custom Toolbars 197 Trays 199 Basic LayOut Template 201 Chapter Points 203 Chapter 12: LayOut Tools 204 Navigating LayOut 204 Drawing Tools 205 Annotation Tools 214 Modification Tools 220 Chapter Points 228 Chapter 13: LayOut Collections 229 Templates 229 Scrapbooks 235 Using Collections 248 Chapter Points 249 Chapter 14: Inserting Content 250 Working with SketchUp Models 250 Working with Images 254 Working with Text 256 Chapter Points 257 Part IV: The Architectural Design Process 259 Chapter 15: Site Analysis: Digital Site Survey 261 Geo-Location 263 Site Plan 267 Site Section 276 Final Drawings 278 Chapter Points 285 Chapter 16: Site Analysis: Building Context 286 The Project Site 286 Finding Nearby Buildings 289 Geo-Modeling 290 LayOut Diagrams 302 Chapter Points 303 Chapter 17: Site Analysis: Documenting an Existing Building 305 The Project 305 Recording Field Notes 312 The As-Built 3D Model 315 Working with Existing CAD Drawings 327 Chapter Points 327 Chapter 18: Schematic Design 328 Remodel Design 328 Project Types 330 Modeling Strategy 331 Objects 333 Exporting to CAD 335 Chapter Points 342 Chapter 19: Design Development Rendering 343 Populating a Scene 343 Rendering in SketchUp 346 Photorealistic Rendering 353 Chapter Points 356 Chapter 20: Construction Documents 357 Crucial Concepts for Documentation 357 Drawings 365 Annotations 379 Chapter Points 379 Index 381 Visit for access to companion tutorial videos and other resources related to the book.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture
Code EAN: 9781118290149
ISBN: 978-1-118-29014-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 400
Poids: g
Taille: H250mm x B250mm x T150mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: 1. Auflage