I just updated my Unwrap and Flatten Faces SketchUp extension to version 2.4. You can now choose an option to colorize faces as they are being unwrapped. This provides a reference for reassembling those faces later. If an object is textured and you would like to preserve those textures, don’t turn this option on and […] Read more..
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SketchUp Ruby Code Editor 4.0 is now available!
My SketchUp extension Ruby Code Editor held a top spot on my to-do list for quite a while… until now. I finally got around to giving the code a major overhaul and can now proudly announce that version 4.0 has just been released. If you are a seasoned coder or a newbie just wanting to […] Read more..
Unwrapping and unfolding correctly in SketchUp
Whether you are working with paper or sheet metal, unfolding is a crucial step in the manufacturing process when you are starting off with a digital model in SketchUp. If you want to build something exactly as designed on-screen, then you will need to unfold complex shapes and lay them out flat for cutting. Of […] Read more..
My new book is out! Schreyer authors fourth edition of ‘Fundamentals of Residential Construction’.
UMass Press Release: Alexander Schreyer, director of the building and construction technology (BCT) program, has revised and expanded “Fundamentals of Residential Construction” to produce the fourth edition of the guide to professional construction of single-family and multifamily homes. Schreyer joins Edward Allen, formerly of MIT, Yale University and the University of Oregon, and Robert Thallon […] Read more..
Dryer fix made easy with 3D printing
As you can see in the image below, our dryer had a broken knob. It was just a small plastic part but without it, starting the machine became a bit of a hassle. To fix this, I could have gone to a site like Sears PartsDirect or similar, looked up the dryer’s model number, find the […] Read more..
Sketchfab Uploader and SketchUp News extensions updated (again)
I just updated two of my SketchUp extensions: Sketchfab Uploader and SketchUp News. As always, you can get the updates directly from the Extension Warehouse or from the SketchUcation Plugin Store via the auto-update. Here’s what’s new: Sketchfab Uploader Version 2.4 (12/12/2016): – Added help menu item – Code cleanup SketchUp News Version 1.2 (12/12/2015): – […] Read more..
Sketchfab uploader extension v. 2.3 is now available
I just updated my Sketchfab Uploader SketchUp Extension to v.2.3. This version does not offer many new features – it mainly just makes the uploader compatible with SU 2017. To update it in SketchUp, go to either the Extension Warehouse or SketchUcation Extension Store dialog right in SketchUp and hit “update”. While I have your […] Read more..