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Your Products Shared With Millions

Your Products Shared With Millions

With 2 million active users per week, Sketchup is a ubiquitous design tool. Yet many product manufacturers are missing out on the software’s real power; to democratize design and make 3D design more available to the masses. I’ve long yearned for the day when I…

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A PDF Tool That Isn’t Awful

A PDF Tool That Isn’t Awful

I’ve struggled to understand the premise of PDFs (Portable Document Format). They’re supposed to allow us to send and receive documents easily across different devices, locations and operating systems. It is a useful premise, especially given the PDFs I produce from Sketchup and Layout. The…

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Sketchup 2016

Sketchup 2016

There are essentially two kinds of complaints about Sketchup. Distill these complaints down to their purest form and they are basically: “Sketchup isn’t SolidWorks/ArchiCAD/Seimens NX” Yes, you’re right, Sketchup doesn’t have a function for everything. If it did, it would take you a year to…

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Keyframe Animation and Sketchup

Keyframe Animation and Sketchup

Now in 2015 we have a wealth of 3D animation software available to us. Some of it produces extraordinary effects, most of it takes a lot of time and effort. On the other hand, we also have a lot of very capable 3D design packages,…

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Simulating Physics in Sketchup

Simulating Physics in Sketchup

This video is a little dated but shows the power of Sketchup and its plugin repository. The ability to simulate physical environments in real time, within a drawing program is insanely powerful as you can make rapid updates to physical geometry and simply run the…

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Coastal Concepts has a new site!

Coastal Concepts has a new site!

Its about time

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