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Old 02-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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But have downloaded sketch up and was gonna give it a try. How hard a learning curve do you guys think it is and possible for a newb to get it figured out? I'm pretty pc literate.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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Get the book "Sketchup for Dummies" that helped me a lot. You might be able to find it at your local library. I bought a used copy (like new) at half.com for about 10 bucks with shipping included. Starting next week I'm taking a course at a local community college on it, 4/3hr. classes cost about $100.00.

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There are free online training videos. I'd suggest starting there. You'll be up and running in no time.
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It can seem a bit intimidating at first but just play with it for a while and then start watching the tutorial videos on You Tube.
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Are you interested in 3D stuff or just doing the 2D cad stuff? Sketchup is great for the 3D and there are other 2D cad programs for free as downloads from the net.
My suggestion would be to look up ProgeCAD. It's free and a very nice cad program.

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