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Who Needs 3-D Design? 5 Reasons You Do
Whether you're remodeling or building new, 3-D renderings can help you save money and get exactly what you want on your home project
"I love SketchUp. Like most real drawing programs, SketchUp allows you to build your... interiors: Sketchup, Podium for Sketchup, and Photoshop... I am reading about Revit A... Trimble Sketchup. Easy to use especially for exterior views and floor plan layout.... fully. SketchUp, for far, is the easiest 3D application. I use the industry standard... trying SketchUP, a free program available by Trimble. Also, in the article and in..."
Design Practice: How to Pick the Right Drawing Software
Learn about 2D and 3D drawing tools, including pros, cons and pricing — and what to do if you’re on the fence
"I use sketchup in all my presentations both architectural, interior design and furniture... mastered Sketchup but was unsure how to improve the renderings. Thanks for such a great... Whereas SketchUp is strangely enjoyable. I have a Mac and do virtual design. I am not... assign 3D SketchUp symbols so you can export them into a model. I haven't mastered SketchUp... speed of Sketchup's "sketch and edit" functions with much more sophisticated final..."
Houzz Tour: Rolling With Simplicity in a Tiny House on Wheels
Just 240 square feet, this California home encourages efficient living — but there’s still room for yoga
Architect's Toolbox: Solar-Powered Design
"project in Sketchup ( http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/ ) and position the model in... Google sold SketchUp to Trimble so it's no longer Google SketchUp. But it still works... mention that Sketchup is free and very easy to use. Not much of a learning curve at all... had the Sketchup. I think we're good to go!! Bud Dietrich, AIA, how do you position... dialogues in SketchUp such that you can position the model exactly where it's supposed to..."
The ABCs of CAD
Computers help architects produce countless renderings and shorten lead times. But still there's one big thing CAD can't do
"Also, SketchUp is free, and easy to use. If you want a design program just to use... people like Sketchup, too. And it's free. Here's one of our latest designs - done in Sketchup... Sketchup Pro Wow!!! Nice work. Most architects and people in the remodeling industry... Revit and Sketchup. I base my affirmation on what I know from owning a company that provides... agree that Sketchup is the best tool to work in the schematic and project phase as it..."
Must-See Mock-ups for Your Remodel
Experience Your New Home — Before You Build It
Photorealistic renderings can give you a clearer picture of the house you're planning before you take the leap
5 Tips for Working Virtually With Your Architect
Whether you're across the country or around the corner, PDFs, screen sharing and more can make collaborating with a designer a smart move
Have It Your Way — What Makes Architecture Successful
Universal appeal doesn't exist in design. The real beauty of any home lies in individualization and imagination
Houzz Tour: A San Diego Townhouse Gets a Bright Update
Savvy shopping and warm bamboo accents help California architects give their home a fresh, high-end feel
Best Ways to Use the Soft Yellow Color of 2014
You may fall for PPG Pittsburgh Paints’ Turning Oakleaf if you like your hues warm, mellow and cheery
9 Planning Musts Before You Start a Makeover
Don’t buy even a single chair without measuring and mapping, and you’ll be sitting pretty when your new room is done
Houzz Interview: The Brick House
13 Ways to Be Happier in Your Home This Year
Savor a richer experience in your house without Herculean efforts or spending a fortune, by focusing on what's important
Know Your House: What Makes Up a Home's Foundation
Learn the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come