Welcome to Google SketchUp—the most powerful 3D graphics program you can get for free (and it even comes in a paid version as well for extra power).
There’s a huge amount of material to cover when talking about SketchUp, so we’re going to spend this first lesson getting a short overview of what’s possible. In the book as a whole, we’re going to get a real working knowledge of SketchUp—enough to get you building and working with complex models.
Let’s start by taking a look at SketchUp itself, which appears in Figure 1.1.
Figure 1.1. Google SketchUp.
As you can see in Figure 1.1, Google ...