SketchUp

Hello once again


Today I am going to talk a little about a new program I am going to be using from here on out! SketchUp is a program that is sort of like SolidWorks but it more meant for designing houses and buildings, SolidWorks is used for engineering not for modeling buildings like what I have been using it for.

SketchUp is simple but advanced, what I mean by that is that it looks very simple but can get very advanced. SketchUp users are architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers. SketchUp allows you to draw out a shape then you can pull it into a 3D model, you can also put in the sizes you want to design the perfect home, you can drag, pull or even add furniture to see what it would look like in the real world. SketchUp also has the ability to add textures to your model to see what it might look like and get a better perspective on what you're going to put into real life. You can even upload your own textures into it or if you don't want to go to the extra trouble you can just use what it already has.

SketchUp also allows you to import blueprints and then you can bring those up and re-create a the house but in 3D form and maybe modify it a bit to get it to what you're looking for. I have not yet learned much about the program but it has interested me for making this my career in future years. Currently I have the student edition which does not allow you to use it for commercial use.

Here are 3 things I would like to use it for in the future:

1. I would love to design my own house in the future, as well as designing a cafe which I have had in mind for quite a while.

2. I would like to switch over from SolidWorks to this and create 3D models that I can create a blueprint for and then model it in real life as a house or whatever build I happen to do.

3. Also with SketchUp I would like to use this for moving things around in rooms and such by creating a 3D model of the room then add furniture to it and make it to what I want and then move stuff around in the room in real life and take what I did in the program and put it in real life