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SketchUp for Builders: A Comprehensive Guide for Creating 3D Building Models Using SketchUp

SketchUp for Builders: A Comprehensive Guide for Creating 3D Building Models Using SketchUp

John G. Brock

ISBN: 978-1-119-48412-7

Dec 2018

400 pages

$40.99

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Description

Tutorials and resources are limited for builders who want to learn how SketchUp can turn architectural design into reality. SketchUp for Builders is a comprehensive guide for builders, contractors, and designers using SketchUp to model their proposed projects from start to finish - before they are actually built. Included are in-depth explanations of both free and paid extensions that aid in project efficiency. This book goes beyond the basics and provides modeling of each phase of construction from site models to foundations, framing, exterior and interior finishes, and much more. 

Foreword

Part 1: SketchUp Essentials

Chapter 1: Introduction

Who should read this book?

Why should you read this book?

What is in this book?

Part 1: SketchUp Essentials

Part 2: Phases of Construction

Part 3: Quantity Takeoffs and Estimating

Part 4: Construction Documents

Part 5: Renderings, Animations and Virtual Tours

Chapter 2: SketchUp Resources

Sketchup free vs sketchup pro?

Layout

3D Warehouse

Extension Warehouse

Other Resources

SketchUp Forum

Sketchucation.com

Smustard.com

SketchUp Texture Club

SketchUp for Builders

Chapter 3: SketchUp Basics

The Interface

Navigation

Parallel Projection vs Perspective

Scenes

Layers

Measurements Box

Basic Tools

Chapter 4: Model Your First Object

Chapter 5: Groups and Components

Groups vs Components

Chapter 6: Extensions (Plugins)

Extensions (also known as Plugins)

Relevant Developers

Chapter 7: Importing Construction Drawings

Importing Construction Drawings into SketchUp

Workflow

Chapter 8: File Management

File Management

Layer Management

Templates

Part 2: Phases of Construction

Chapter 9: Existing Site Models

Creating the Existing Site Model

Geo-Location

Chapter 10: Foundations

Monolithic Slab-On-Grade

Summary

Crawl Space

Method #1 - Using SketchUp Tools Only

Method #1 Summary

Method #2 - Create the Crawl Space foundation using Profile Builder 2

Basement

Footings

Foundation Walls

Basement Slabs

Controlling Costs

Chapter 11: Wall Framing

Chapter 12: Floor Systems

Wood-Framed floor systems

Conventional Floor systems

Floor Trusses

Stair Framing

Case Study

Chapter 13: Roof Systems

Roof Plan(e)s

Instant Roof NUI

Medeek Roof Plugin

Conventional Roof Framing

Roof Trusses

Sub-Fascia

Roof Sheathing

Case Study

Chapter 14: Exterior Finishes

Windows and Exterior Doors

Exterior Veneers

Exterior Details

Gutters

Decks

Chapter 15: MEP Rough-ins

Plumbing Rough-in

HVAC Rough-in

Electrical Rough-in

Chapter 16: Interior Finishes

Insulation

Drywall

Floor Coverings

Interior Trim and Doors

Dynamic Door Components

Grouped Layers

Kitchens

Bathrooms

Chapter 17: Final Grading and Landscaping

Hardscapes

Proposed Site Model

Excavation

Part 3: Quantity Takeoffs and Estimating

Chapter 18: Attributes

Length

Native SketchUp Selection and Entity Info

Profile Builder 2

Takeoff_Length

Area

Native SketchUp Selection and Entity Info

Takeoff_Area

Volume

Native SketchUp Selection and Entity Info

Slab Tool

Weight

Chapter 19: Estimator for SketchUp

There are four ways to estimate using Estimator for SketchUp

Multi-tiered Cost Code System

Associated Costs

Takeoff Methods

Foundations

Footings

Foundation Walls

Waterproofing

Slabs

Wall Framing

Floor Systems

Roof Systems

Exterior Finishes

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)

Interior Finishes

Landscaping and Site Work

Part 4: Construction Documents

Chapter 20: Introduction to LayOut

What does layout do?

What would I use layout for?

Model Space and Paper Space

Getting Started

Main Toolbar

Colors

Shape Style

Pattern Fill

SketchUp Model

Scaled Drawing

Dimension Style

Text Style

Pages

Layers

Scrapbooks

ConDoc Tools

Part 5: Renderings, Animations and Virtual Tours

Chapter 21: Renderings

Thea Render

V-Ray for SketchUp

Lumion:  €3000

Chapter 22: Animations

Chapter 23: Virtual Tours

Chapter 24: Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality

So what is the difference between VR and AR?

Enscape: $45/month

Index