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Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture

 
 
 
 
Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture
Author: Daniel Tal
ISBN 13: 9780470345252
ISBN 10: 47034525
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-08-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $54.99
 
 

Google SketchUp for Site Design

A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture

The design professional's guide to harnessing the power of Google SketchUp

Site design professionals can now use the powerful tools of Google SketchUp for their own practices. This clear and focused illustrated guide explains how site professionals can use the SketchUp tools and functions to construct expressive models of exterior spaces and architecture.

Utilizing the methodology known as SketchUp Process Modeling, the guide takes you step by step from the basics to more advanced methods that incorporate terrain, AutoCAD, and the creation of complex forms. Covering drafting, modeling order, and organization, you will learn how to:

  • Use the SketchUp Sandbox Tools to design conceptual grading, terrain, and elevation
  • Design and model a variety of custom components including architectural detail, pedestrian lights, benches, and other site elements
  • Integrate AutoCAD and SketchUp to easily create 3D-articulated models

With helpful tutorials and useful tips for both beginners and advanced SketchUp users, Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture will quickly have you creating models that are highly detailed and organized, easy to work with, and optimized for computer performance.

Included with the book are Web links to free SketchUp exercises, models, and

YouTube tutorials that expand on book concepts.