These are some interesting SketchUp links that just came across my desk:
You most probably know this link if you are working with SketchUp regularly – mainly from their great forum. One recent change: They updated their website to now include a lot of tutorials ranging from the beginner to the advanced level. In addition, you can now find SketchUp plugins (Rubies) faster using their Ajax-powered index. Just try it out: Look for “centroid” and you should end up here.
Aidan Chopra just posted on the official Google Blog a link to this resource. This site is a collection of tutorials for SketchUp. Most tutorials are from posts to the Google SketchUp Groups and they are promising to add to the collection regularly.
Majid, a SketchUp user (and apparently an architect) has created a tutorial for Kerkythea from the perspective of an architect. You can download it from the SketchUcation forum post here. There is also a collection of architectural materials available for download.
If you are tired of using SketchUp for everything, then give this one a try. IKEA has a planner for Kitchens, Bedrooms and Offices (apparently all in one file – and for Windows only). It’s a great tool if you are planning with IKEA stuff (as I did for our new kitchen). However, the flexibility we know from SketchUp is not there. Snaps are sometimes a bit too restrictive. On the other hand: This tool spits out a neat shopping list with item numbers.
Finally, there are also two new SketchUp blogs (via Sketchuptips):
- Dale Martens (Whaat’s) blog mainly on plugins.
- Bonnie’s Blog: 3D design for K-12 and beyond.