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Google SketchUp Thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Forster46, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Feb 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    So I just discovered Google SketchUp awhile back. I'm not sure how long it has been around, but I didn't see any threads on here about it. I actually discovered it when a few guys mentioned it for designing something.

    I tried to learn Solidworks a year or two ago but just couldn't get my head around how to do it well. This program is super easy for me to understand (or my brain has just evolved since then) and I plan on using it to design things for my truck, as well as another trailer.

    Does anyone else use GS? What have you designed with it? Any good ideas?
    I did a ton of tutorials and I love it so far.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    No one? Really?
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    VanCity4x

    VanCity4x Out fer a Rip eh Bud

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    I use it for all my woodworking stuff. Going to build a few more custom projects coming up. Really helps to get a exact design from the concept. I can tweek measurments and add parts to design it to what im looking for.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    It's been around since 2000ish.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Did you design the bumper for you toyota? That thing looks sick. Why didn't you build it instead of ordering the elite?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Do you build furniture and stuff like that? I love this program so far. I just designed a headache rack for my truck.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    because it's easier to have Elite build it. I don't have the equipment to cut everything out and have it be perfect or a jig to hold it all to weld it up.
    the rack is being built locally with some modifications.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    What's going on with this rack ?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Same question... Interested
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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    it's the beginning of an exo cage eventually I'm going to sell the bed and go full expo rig.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    How is it oriented ?
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    I haven't figured out att the intricacies of sketchUp yet but you get the idea
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Is said local shop already working on it? We want pics! That rack looks awesome!
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    right being driver front and left being driver rear.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    Awesome Find!!! this will actually help me a lot in many different ways- personal and for school! thanks for the post showing this!
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    No problem! Follow the main few video tutorials and you will be golden. It's super simple to use once you know what your doing.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    Jib Bandits

    Jib Bandits Pork eating crusader. An "infidel".

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    ^^X2
    Thanks for sharing this!! I've been planning on fabbing up a few things for my truck and figured I'd start with sliders, since I'm horrible at drawing, this looks like just the thing! downloading now...
     
  20. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    the basket will look like this up top (this isn't mine just a unit he had made and ready for another customer) mine will be a foot longer. It won't be ready till mid april.
    IMG_0596.jpg

    here are the sliders that the cage will attach to. I pick these up on monday.
    IMG_0614.JPG
     
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