Tutorials – [as] https://alexschreyer.net AEC CAD/BIM, SketchUp, Timber Engineering, Web Design and more... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:59:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/alexschreyer.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/cropped-favicon-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Tutorials – [as] https://alexschreyer.net 32 32 6702894 How to correctly create and use PDFs https://alexschreyer.net/misc/how-to-correctly-create-and-use-pdfs/ https://alexschreyer.net/misc/how-to-correctly-create-and-use-pdfs/#disqus_thread Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:09:23 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=7406 Each semester when I am reviewing student work (and at many other times when someone sends me a PDF attachment), I am reminded that I should really put together a blog post about properly working with PDFs. There are just so many common and often small mistakes that people do especially when creating PDFs, many [...] Read more..

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Unwrapping and unfolding correctly in SketchUp https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/unwrapping-unfolding-correctly-sketchup/ https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/unwrapping-unfolding-correctly-sketchup/#disqus_thread Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:43:59 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=6888 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..

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Dryer fix made easy with 3D printing https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/dryer-fix-made-easy-3d-printing/ https://alexschreyer.net/sketchup/dryer-fix-made-easy-3d-printing/#disqus_thread Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:10:46 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=6861 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..

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Support Hillary with a Website Bumper Sticker https://alexschreyer.net/web-programming/support-hillary-website-bumper-sticker/ https://alexschreyer.net/web-programming/support-hillary-website-bumper-sticker/#disqus_thread Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:04:51 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6258 You have put a yard sign up, you have plastered your car with cool bumper stickers, you may even have bought the woman card. Now what? Well, if you have a blog or website then you should be able to show your support there, too. Introducing: The website bumper sticker! As my friends already know, [...] Read more..

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Upgrading our Bath Fan Light – for Under $25 https://alexschreyer.net/design/5639/ https://alexschreyer.net/design/5639/#disqus_thread Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:00:41 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=5639 Our bathroom fan light was driving me crazy for a while now. No matter how much wattage I would put into it, the plastic cover only allowed for a very dim light to come out. And the arrangement of the bulb in the fixture together with the housing forced most light to emit downward and to [...] Read more..

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