Expert SketchUp users will find these video tutorials very helpful. They explore advanced techniques for optimizing your models, improving your efficiency and working with complicated forms. If you are brand-new to 3D modeling, we recommend starting with our New User videos. Please note that these videos are narrated in English.
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There are varied approaches to using SketchUp with CAD files. This video is the 1st of 3 videos that present one method we suggest as it is quick and creates a good clean SketchUp model. In this video we import a CAD plan, group and lock it, delete extra layers and create a unique layer for the floor plan and create scenes to toggle the floor plan visibility on and off.
This is video 2 in working with SketchUp and CAD and progresses from our previous video in using the CAD plan as a reference to create interior and exterior walls for our model.
This is the 3rd video covering our recommended method for creating models from CAD files. Here we cover a technique to create your door and window openings.
You can create some great image effects when you combine SketchUp with other software. This video shows how to use the fog setting in SketchUp to create a depth map that you can use in Photoshop for some very interesting effects.