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Real World Google SketchUp 7, First Edition by Mike Tadros

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Chapter One. Setting Your SketchUp 7 Preferences

Setting up preferences is one of the first things that anyone who uses SketchUp at a high level should get squared away. The Preferences dialog is filled with options that can save bits of time here and there, increase the functionality of SketchUp, allow you to work more intuitively, protect your work and your files, and optimize the performance of your hardware.

Almost all the preferences discussed in this chapter are modified in the Preferences window. On a PC, choose Window > Preferences (Figure 1.1); on a Mac, choose SketchUp > Preferences (Figure 1.2). In this chapter we’ll go through all the panes in the Preferences window and pick the best options in each.

Figure 1.1. On a PC, the Preferences ...

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