SketchUp Your Next Home

Construction Dive

According to architect and founder Alestair Parvin, the concept behind the approach is that 3D models can be downloaded from a freely shared library and adapted in SketchUp for users to create their own custom homes. That sums up the idea behind WikiHouse, an open-source construction system.

SketchUp 2015 Offers More Integration With Trimble's Portfolio

ENR Construction

SketchUp 2015 premiers at Trimble Dimensions. Technology

Turner turns to Sketchup Pro.

DebunkTheBIM

Wouldn’t call this an article and as a press release it is hard to fault, I have been known to predict (foresee or hope for) more decisive use of Sketchup in AEC, especially at the construction end. and together they fill fifteen pages of Google-search results.

Experts Offer Advice for Using SketchUp 2015

Construction Dive

Now that Trimble has unveiled SketchUp 2015, what should users know before switching to this new version of the 3D modeling software? In search of an answer to this question, ConstructionPro Week (CPW) asked a Trimble representative, as well as several practitioners and trainers who are well-schooled in the program, for their input on the best way to make the transition. To see some of the suggestions they gave, click here

Don't Let Technology Obscure the Real Heart of the Construction Process

ENR Construction

A foundation is not built in SketchUp, but in the hard and weathered dirt by hard and weathered men and women

parker school renderings - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

Posted by fins | Filed under architectural renderings | Sep 27, 2010 | Tags: parker school rough drafts , sketchup renderings | No Comments. These rough drafts were prepared using Sketchup modeling software. sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. parker school renderings. Final products is watercolor by hand. Leave a Reply. Click here to cancel reply. Name (required). Mail (required). Website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

HVAC Software Helps Calculate Mechanical System Sizing at Start of Project

ENR Construction

A web-based HVAC system sizing tool quickly analyzes with Revit and SketchUp files. Technology

Revit Beginners: Blogger: slo Arch

Revit Beginners

Tim Alatorre posts to his blog sloArch on a varaiety of subjects including but not limited to Artlantis, Revit, Sketchup, LEED, A.R.E., Google Sketchup. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Blogger: slo Arch. Check this out when you have some free time.

Onuma Demos Knowledge Applied to Information

Collaborative Construction

Kimon Onuma posted a video on youtube that walks you through, in about 10 minutes, the process for sketching a 32 story tower in SketchUp, landing that SketchUp model in the Onuma System, exporting the key attributes of the model into excel, taking the file back to Onuma etc.

Google's 3D Warehouse

Revit Beginners

You can now get 3D content from Google in the form of SketchUp files. Revit 9 supports the importing of SketchUp files. There's not a lot of content yet but I'll be watching this. Google's 3D Warehouse

I stand corrected. Google never really cared about the Global AEC industry.

DebunkTheBIM

After all, even giants like Google once enthusiastically targeting the global AEC industry (buying, then further developing Sketchup) have given up on it as something far too IT-immature and ruled by anti-innovation bigots to be worth spending efforts on." “The SketchUp was initially designed for designers to help visualizing their ideas by a small company called @last. Google bought it because SketchUp's user interface is very intuitive. And that is sad.

How to determine Shear Force & Bending Moment Equations for a beam

Construction Cost Estimating

This informative construction video briefly explains how to determine equation for shear force & bending moment as well as how to sketchup their diagrams.

Trimble introduced Trimble Connect to simplify the design, construction and building operation processes

Construction Cost Estimating

Trimble Connect is compatible with a series of leading softwares like sketchup, tekla structures, tekla BIMsight, vico office, prolog, trimble field link, MEPdesigner for SketchUp and Manhattan Atrium EAM.

CostX® 3.50 version is useful for BIM users

Construction Cost Estimating

The software is compatible with the leading 3d design packages like Revit®, Archicad®, Microstation®, Tekla® and Google Sketchup® as well as all standard 2D drawings. CostX® is the most recognized BIM estimating solution to look at and takeoff from 3D/BIM models (including IFC).

BIM 60

Here is why Autodesk’s monopoly over the Global AEC is not good, not even for Autodesk:

DebunkTheBIM

But this is a stand too easy to take and misleading again, as I have been an Autodesk product user (as well) for a long time (longer than ArchiCAD) and at some time or other I used Vico, Sketchup, Tekla, Microstation and numerous high-performance parametric design offerings.

nelson residence concept - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. nelson residence concept.

Secret Google Project Could Transform Construction Industry

DebunkTheBIM

Google was smart enough to drop Sketchup while it was still saleable. "Secret Google Project Could Transform Construction Industry" – is the next big thing, wait for it! Numerous friends and acquaintances have alerted me to this news and I…wait for it a bit longer.,

Connecting Buildings to the Internet

Carol Hagen

Here are a few insightful ways Pachube can be used per their website: … an architect , you might use site-specific realtime sensor data to modulate (or generate) a Sketchup model, or use EEML data in conjunction with IFC-compliant models (as can be exported from AutoCad, etc.) It’s great that LEED certified buildings can record the energy savings they return to their owners.

My Week’s Dose of Education at Construction Association Meetings

Carol Hagen

He showed applications that should at least be on your radar screen included Google Docs, Google Wave , SketchUp and using a BIM overlay on the job site.

nelson residence - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. nelson residence. Posted by fins | Filed under architectural project , architecture hawaii , concept design , hawaii residence , sustainable design | Mar 9, 2012 | Tags: nelson residence | No Comments.

sato residence is featured in grand green homes tour - fins architecture

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. sato residence is featured in grand green homes tour.

greenhouse near completion - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. greenhouse near completion.

Web Designer Builds His Own Tiny House

Jetson Green

He designed the house using the 3-D modeling program SketchUp, some books on the subject, and a number of tutorials off the internet. Alek Lisefski, a 29-year old freelancer designed and built his own tiny home in 2012, after deciding that paying a high rent was just not a viable option.

Who am I to tell anyone not to waste time on (anything to do with) BIM?

DebunkTheBIM

After all, even giants like Google once enthusiastically targeting the global AEC industry (buying, then further developing Sketchup) have given up on it as something far too IT-immature and ruled by anti-innovation bigots to be worth spending efforts on

rental unit kitchen remodel - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. rental unit kitchen remodel. Posted by fins | Filed under hawaii residence , interior design , kitchen remodel , residential construction | Jul 20, 2010 | Tags: bailey projects , kitchen remodel | No Comments. kitchen before.

“I’m thinking of going BIM way – what software packages should I consider?”

DebunkTheBIM

A closet Sketchup-er? I’m so over this topic! Haven’t we all heard it before? And soooo many times? And seen helpful ‘would be advisors’, tripping over each other to be the first to fire questions back to the questioner asking to clarify – Are you a small company? A large multinational?

sato residence interiors - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. sato residence interiors.

Sato Residence in At Home, West Hawaii Today June 2009 - fins.

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. Sato Residence in At Home, West Hawaii Today June 2009.

Vasari Update

Revit OpEd

They stated that it is a minor update, "just some bug fixes like correcting problems with SketchUp import and custom glazing." Vasari 2.1 update has been posted at Autodesk Labs. In another post they announced Vasari Talk. This post is a day late and a dollar short though since the one they were alerting us to was yesterday, sorry about that!

simple furniture - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. simple furniture. Posted by fins architecture | Filed under furniture design , modern design | Mar 24, 2009 | Tags: furniture design , minimal furniture , recycle wood , wood furniture | No Comments .

woods greenhouse final - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. woods greenhouse final. Posted by fins | Filed under architectural project , architecture , architecture hawaii , construction , hawaii architecture , hawaii residence , residential construction | Mar 18, 2011 | Tags: polycarbonate translucent panels , Polygal panels , Woods Greenhouse | No Comments. Leave a Reply. Click here to cancel reply. Name (required). Mail (required). Website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

sato residence 2008.11.10 - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. sato residence 2008.11.10.

Top Ten Software used in Civil Engineering

Construction Cost Estimating

AutoCAD” and “Google Sketchup” : Writing is the best tool for note down the imagination or you can draw and make a plot. The civil engineers are always choose and excited to use the software. But now the question is what kind of software are preferable for the expert civil engineers.

Building the Tin Can Cabin From Shipping Containers

Jetson Green

He used Google SketchUp to design the cabin, getting the detailed container models from ISBU news. Steve recently completed the construction of his Tin Can Cabin, a home away from home in northern Wisconsin, which he built from three shipping containers.

DebunkTheBIM: From Zero to Hero in 18 months!

DebunkTheBIM

Architects need to face facts that they either get with the BIM program or get out of the way and sit over with the interior designers and draw their pretty pictures in sketchup or whatever. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

BUILT - BIM to FM in AUGIWorld Magazine

Collaborative Construction

In an article titled "Revit Plug-in Allows BIG Data Sharing" Mike and Professor Smith introduced readers to a Revit Plug-in that utlizes BIMXML to capture data in a wide variety of software applications - including CAD, Sketchup, Archicad, Bentley, Tekla, etc. - Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

BIM 100

sato residence 2008.10.31 - fins architecture blog

Fins Architecture

sketchup renderings. about. contact. projects. in print. green. sato residence 2008.10.31.