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Advanced SketchUp for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

By June 6, 2009 One Comment

The video above contains images and footage of projects carried out in SketchUp by architect Paul Lee. Paul introduces his approach to using SketchUp to carry out 2d construction drawings along with his 3d models. We like the construction drawings section and its an interesting insight into the use of SketchUp by an architect – we know its a controversial subject with some architects loving SketchUp and some viewing it as simplistic.

Our view? Some people we have met on our travels take a rather ‘elitist’ view of SketchUp, we think it has been probably one of the most important steps forward in 3D software to date, simply for its ease of use, its mass market availability and while being simple still allowing complex work flows and intricate model creation.



Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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