You can interact with the 3D model here. To my readers, friends and colleagues: I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate it), and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2023! A little bit more peace on earth would also go a […] Read more..
Fundamentals of Residential Construction, 5th Edition is Here!
I am very happy to announce that after a full year of editing, writing, photographing, reviewing, proof-reading, and then proof-reading again, the new edition of Fundamentals of Residential Construction by Allen/Schreyer/Thallon is now available! As before, it comes in an eBook version as well as a hardcover. For this edition, I was able to implement […] Read more..
New Extension Feature: Randomly Erase Objects
I just published a new feature in my Random Tools extension (in v. 1.3): Randomly Erase Objects. This feature lets you erase objects (groups or component instances) randomly based on a percentage chance of deletion. This works well with the other random placement tools in that it allows you to adjust the placement afterwards. Tip: […] Read more..
Joyful Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2022!
To my readers, friends and colleagues: I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas (to those that celebrate it), and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2022! Cheers, Alex P.S.: As usual, I modeled everything in this image and the animation in SketchUp (except for some […] Read more..
Introducing my new web-project: A construction mockups archive
When I recently organized my many construction images, I realized that I had a rather large collection of pictures of various construction mockups. Those structures typically only serve a temporary purpose during construction and are then removed once a project is complete. It always seemed to me (as an educator) to be quite a waste […] Read more..
Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy (and Much Better) New Year 2021!
Dear friends and colleagues, I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy, and successful new year 2021! After the current year turned out a bit differently than everyone expected, there is certainly much hope and some certainty that next year will be better […] Read more..
Just Added Features and Squashed Bugs
I just updated three of my most popular SketchUp extensions: Scale By (Image/Attractors/Equation) Tools, Random Tools, and Unwrap and Flatten Faces. Beyond squashing a handful of bugs, these are the most important new features: Scale By (Image/Attractors/Equation) Tools now lets you transform objects by proximity to other objects (“attractors”). Not sure what this means? Check […] Read more..