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Bright idea: a LayOut case study

Clear communication of ideas and plans is an important part of the design and/or building process, regardless of the scope of the project. Mike Brightman, of See Before Building and Bright Ideas Consulting, has provided a few examples of how he used the presentation and documentation capabilities of Google SketchUp Pro to communicate with contractors, design with a client, and submit permit drawings for approval.

See his case study for more information on the problems he was trying to solve, and what he did to solve them.

"SketchUp Pro and LayOut are extremely efficient in all phases of the design process. I can generate a concept, thoroughly explore and revise my design, create design documents, generate permit drawings, and then export from SketchUp Pro to a 3D .dwg model or 2D .dwg snapshots. This work-flow gives me all of the speed and freedom of SketchUp Pro and the ability to move into the construction document phase in CAD."

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Louis said...

few comment for the "google layout". the rendering time take about a time, not like other CAD program. since i'm already used with google layout/sketchup interface, maybe google team can make this thing better. thanks