Have you ever wanted to create a 3D model of something on your computer, even if you weren't a designer or engineer? Google Sketchup could be a program for you. Using an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, you can be designed rooms, buildings, devices and more in just a few minutes. This is a powerful program, though, so you might need some extra help to get started. Never fear. There are a ton of tutorial resources available online to help you learn the basics.
From the Sketchup Web Site...
"Model anything you can imagine.
Redecorate your living room. Invent a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. There's no limit to what you can create with SketchUp.
SketchUp makes 3D modeling fun.
We believe powerful software can also be a pleasure to use – the secret is intuitive tools that work the way you think they should. Apparently, millions of people agree.
See dozens of great SketchUp features
Get models online for free.
You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they've made on the Trimble 3D Warehouse.
Get started right away.
Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants to make 3D models with SketchUp, can.
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