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Sketchup, now SolidWorks

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:33 am

I want to have a go at using Sketchup, I am a complete noob with it, anybody know of any good guides, and does Sketchup use warehouse models?? I will be building mostly from small bore tubing, nothing over 1/4" BSP at the moment. :D

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Re: Sketchup

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:46 pm

You'd be better off learning a more traditional CAD program like SolildWorks or something along the same lines. About %80 of the fittings on McMaster have an associated STEP file you can download and import which will work in just about any CAD suite, and makes quick and dirty 3d modeling a lot easier.
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Re: Sketchup

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:51 pm

I'll have a look at Solid works, I would rather use it to be honest, more of a industry standard I guess.
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Re: Sketchup

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:05 pm

My first attempt at solid works, thanks to tutorials on youtube, more of a test just to get the hang of it. Going to make a Kriss Vector lookalike eventually.

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Re: Sketchup, now SolidWorks

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:23 pm

Getting better with it

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