Designing Kitchens with SketchUp
Many kitchen designers have used specialized software to make designs fairly quickly. The main benefit of this type of software is its catalogue of kitchen cabinets, as well as the instant pricing information. However, SketchUp is a very powerful tool that can be used for this type of task. SketchUp contains vast library collections that can be found in the 3D Warehouse, the low-cost investment in software needed (even free), and versatility of designs and materials available to apply on surfaces. Any custom design can be approached in a simple way, and designers can grow their own libraries for future use.
The reader will learn how to drag and drop cabinets, use plugins to create new components, how to create your own dynamic components with the ability to change size, material and dimensions or create a fast design using pictures or images. Tiles, backsplashes, countertops and a quick exploration adding lighting effects to designs with freeware and shareware alternatives will complete the knowledge you need to succeed in your daily professional life.
Designing Kitchens with Sketchup
Designing Kitchens with SketchUp already has a unique and attractive value proposition for both the student and the professional designer. Users train and design utilizing SketchUp, combined with Designing Kitchens with SketchUp and the free online repository, 3D Warehouse. This community of users can deliver an audience for promoting your products, well beyond that of other expensive interior design software packages and pricey support textbooks and repositories.
“You don’t just read my books, you have to follow along and work with the models in the book, step-by-step. The idea is learning by doing,
because you can only really learn modeling software by using it. Most of the other manuals are heavy on text. I rely more on images,
illustrating each step with concise instruction.”
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