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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner

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Lesson 1. Welcome to SketchUp

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).

Getting Started with SketchUp

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.

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As you can see in Figure 1.1, Google ...

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