Here ya go, Don. Check out Rob Cameron's videos. That's the way I started. And it doesn't hurt to watch them several times, or pause the video and try what he is doing, then move on.
Ha, gotcha beat. I've been on the internet for longer than that, and am older to boot. :grin:I have been on the internet for about 7 or 8 years and mostly use it for websites like this and to learn how to do things. I am 75 years old and a lot of people my age are scared to death of a computer but I sure would hate to do without it.
With all that said I would like to learn Sketch Up or something like it. Hoe would I go about learning how to use it? I have looked at a few videos on UT but it only takes about 30 seconds to loose me. Also I don't have any friends that likes wood working. I just need to learn about it for woodworking.
But can you view the same drawing from the front, side, back, top, or ISO view? The old school stuff must be working good for you. Don't change just because everyone else is. :grin:Ha, gotcha beat. I've been on the internet for longer than that, and am older to boot. :grin:
I've been doing sketchup since I was a kid, and still do it just the same way today.
Believe it or not, but yes. I can think of whatever in 3D, and rotate it as needed; usually take a bit of concentration, but works pretty often. I figure most people say they can't do it because they just don't try. Haven't seen a need to change yet, and don't figure on it. And with a good eraser, changes are no problem.But can you view the same drawing from the front, side, back, top, or ISO view? The old school stuff must be working good for you. Don't change just because everyone else is. :grin:
Don, you're probably trying to download the "pro" version. Here's a link to the download for the free version - it's called Sketchupmake - tell them it's for personal use, enter your email address and agree to the license agreement. You have to do those so you can download.I have been looking and reading so I was going to download Sketch Up but it was going to cost $695 to download it. I thought they had a program that was free. I like free.
It's like I said, I think a lot of people think they can't do it, so they don't try. If they tried, I think some of them at least could do it. I started as a kid, when I didn't know that was something that couldn't be done. If you try it and can't do it, nothing lost. But if you try it and can do it, that is something gained.XTheo your a very lucky guy to be able to visually see things like that. I wish I could.
I am building a lat pull down machine for my gym , and have found sketchup to be invaluable.Thanks guys for the very good help. I really appreciate it.
Theo your a very lucky guy to be able to visually see things like that. I wish I could.
I work like that when I make anything for the shop. Made a lathe stand from plywood, very stable, very strong, no vibration at all. Made a saw stand that way, very stable - and when I finished I had no idea of how I did it. Made a chair that way too. From looking on line I probably could have asked $2-300 for it. But I didn't like it when it was done, so cut the back off, and made a small, short, work bench out of it. Now I like it. Think I have a photo of it.If something is so complicated that I need to spend time drawing it out then I'm most likely over my head. I build from pictures in magazines or antiques that I have seen. If I want to build a table all I have to be concerned with is how I'm going to actually build it. The dimensions are dictated by what I'm using it for. If I'm building cabinets I know the size based on the length of the room. The size of the doors are determined by the size of the box and the type of hinges. The rails and stiles are determined by the opening and the size of the center of the door is determined by the size of the rails and stiles. I can make enough mistakes on my own by measuring so I don't have to complicate my wrong measurements buy spending hours at the computer or drawing boards. I'm actually better of by not measuring and just laying a piece of wood next to another one and cutting it off.