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Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in SketchUp, Tutorials

How To Breathe New Life Into Your SketchUp Model With Hand Drawn Elements

How To Breathe New Life Into Your SketchUp Model With Hand Drawn Elements

Article by Kevin J. Pfeiffer. We take a look at how to take your lifeless SketchUp models and inject with a new lease of life. Often when making SketchUp models and presenting them they can look “formulaic”. SketchUp is called out for causing students and practitioners to be lazy in their design. While yes, all design most definitely should start with a pen in hand – when making renderings, SketchUp...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Fresh Trends, SketchUp, Tutorials

How to Create Your Own Library of Awesome Sketchup Components

How to Create Your Own Library of Awesome Sketchup Components

Our resident SketchUp expert Kevin J. Pfeiffer teaches us how to create your own library of awesome Sketchup components in just 4 easy steps. One of the most attractive aspects of using SketchUp is the community or creators filling up the 3D Warehouse. On their homepage alone, you can sift through an ocean of models and components made by users just like you. But, there is a catch to all...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Fresh Trends, SketchUp, Tutorials

How to Make Quick 3D Models From AutoCAD to SketchUp

How to Make Quick 3D Models From AutoCAD to SketchUp

Our resident SketchUp expert Kevin J. Pfeiffer teaches us how to take our drawings from AutoCAD and turn them into SketchUp models. One of the main advantages of using SketchUp is the ability to produce very fast 3D massings for your site. This enables the understanding of how the space works in the 3rd dimension. Very often, it’s tough for designers and clients alike to understand the relation of the...

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Fresh Trends

10 of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on SketchUp and How to Avoid Them

10 of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on SketchUp and How to Avoid Them

10 top insights on mistakes people make on SketchUp from our resident SketchUp expert Kevin J. Pfeiffer. In the past, I have written on tricks to use to become a more proficient SketchUp user. Using these short lists, you can find ways around the program you didn’t know of previously culminating in you becoming a better SketchUp user who is more comfortable with the program. But, what about the things that...

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Landscape architecture Posts

Perez Art Museum Embraces the Landscape Inside and Out

Perez Art Museum Embraces the Landscape Inside and Out

Perez Art Museum, Designed by Arquitectonica and Herzog & de Meuron, Miami, Florida While art museums typically disregard the out-of-doors, the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida embraces its surroundings in addition to creating a “jewel box” to house the art inside the building. Elements of the landscape are incorporated into the building’s form – lush, vertical gardens that imitate the tropics of Miami; a raised building sensitive to...

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