Took another stab at using my arch nemesis, Sketchup, today. It feels silly, because the first thing anyone I talk to about that program says is, “Oh Sketchup? Easiest program I ever used!” … So I feel both ridiculous for not getting the hang of it immediately, mixed into a cool emotional cocktail that also includes an intense desire to prove to Sketchup who’s boss. (It’s me.)
So today I started out with some help with my very entertaining and patient colleague, TM. We imported a PDF of a floor plan, scaled it to an appropriate size (imported at a facade of 100,000′ long… why, yes, I do like waterfront views!), and started building up the pieces from there. We grouped things, made some components and even created a new layer! All in all, I feel like I have a much better feel for the program and the basic tools, and now I have the beginnings of a cool little cottage model! Oh, you like it? Why thanks – I made that door myself!