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Getting Started Designing Stages in SketchUp

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This is my take on how to get started designing stages in SketchUp.  The video is long, but you should be able to watch it at 1.25x or 1.5x speed (if your device allows it) and still follow along.  I believe I covered most of the basics, but more videos will be coming soon that cover more advanced topics and techniques.

 

Here are the links to download SketchUp and the files I use in the video:

 

Download Sketchup:  https://www.sketchup.com/download/all

Big Prop File:  https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/4108f3ab-2e5a-4fce-bf19-dc368793fffa/USPSA-Big-TargetProp-File

Empty Bay:  https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/08bb67b0-0212-4405-bc46-8401dee336f0/USPSA-Small-Empty-Bay

 

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, I'll be happy to answer them.

 

 

 

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Part 3 and 4 have been up for a week or two, but I forgot to post them here.  I believe these 4 videos should cover most everything needed to design stages, but if you've got any questions or suggestions for more videos, please let me know.

 

Part 3:

 

 

 

Part 4:

 

 

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Anyone having issues with Sketchup after windows updates?

Jay

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On 1/17/2018 at 9:52 PM, Jay63 said:

Anyone having issues with Sketchup after windows updates?

Jay

 

I haven't had any problems after updates.  Are you still having trouble?

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TennJeep1618,

Yes having major issues. I took my laptop to a local upscale computer repair shop. They have had it for two weeks and got to working on it today. They tell me it is a very fast machine and all the components are working correctly. All issues are graphic related although the card is testing fine. They are going to start rolling back the updates and see what that will do. They are at this point stumped. Sketchup forums indicate that rolling back the updates might help. Once I know the issue I will update this post.

Thanks

Jay

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I goy my laptop back. It took a month and a half to get working. The down load corrupted the SSD drive on the machine. The drive had to be wiped clean and windows reinstalled. I did not know Sketchup 2018 when the 30 day free trial was up would not revert to Sketchup make. The computer tech did his best to save a lot of items. Once I got it back I had to install Sketchup make 2017. I could open most of my files. The 6 I did on Sketchup 2018 are unreadable. I have to start  from scratch on those again. It will take some time to get everything in order again. At least I can now get started on stages for our club 2018.

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Damn.  I thought I was doing ok on SketchUp.  This is a whole new level.  Great tutorials.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I know this is a bit old, but I just found it as I'm taking CRO course next month. Gotta say thanks to TennJeep, excellent tutorial and appreciate the download links, I was able to design a decent(at least I think so!!) stage in just a few hours without ever using Sketchup before. The only thing I think that would improve it is to show how to make a WSB with the designed stage, I figured out how to but I think it could complete the package. Again thanks for taking the time to make these videos!

 

Oh, and here is a link to the stage walkthrough vid I made .

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TwwPNc-U_3CnPLqQ3H-9g2s5dl6Fj_-K/view?usp=drivesdk

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On 2/19/2019 at 10:08 PM, Talon75 said:

I know this is a bit old, but I just found it as I'm taking CRO course next month. Gotta say thanks to TennJeep, excellent tutorial and appreciate the download links, I was able to design a decent(at least I think so!!) stage in just a few hours without ever using Sketchup before. The only thing I think that would improve it is to show how to make a WSB with the designed stage, I figured out how to but I think it could complete the package. Again thanks for taking the time to make these videos!

 

Oh, and here is a link to the stage walkthrough vid I made .

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TwwPNc-U_3CnPLqQ3H-9g2s5dl6Fj_-K/view?usp=drivesdk

 

You're very welcome.  Glad it helped you.  I'll see if I can find time to sit down and do a WSB video.  I found a template online at some point and modified it to work for me, but I guess it would be nice to share it with everyone.

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