26105Re: [Michalak] Re: Sketchup
- Nov 24, 2012Ok Thank You- I will try sketchup to see my boat.
2012/11/24 okiebobby@... <okiebobby@...>
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> Like I said, I'm learning as I go. I'm using sketchup kind of like a new
> pilot would use a flight simulator. I build a 3D model of the pieces in
> sketch up, prior to building the actual piece.
> For example: Per the plans, Step-1 is the stem. I built a 3D model of
> stem, prior to cutting the stem on my table saw.
> Sheet-1, the lines diagram of the plans, is a map of where all the key
> pieces of he puzzle line-up. Using this diagram I made 'guidepoints' in
> sketch up.
> Then using Sheet-2, the construction diagram of the plans, I read the
> designer's stem dimensions. I built a cyber stem, already lined-up and
> hanging where it will be within the lines diagram.
> Oh, one more thing. For me, I'm building a half model in sketchup. I think
> that will allow me to spin the model around and get better perspectives as
> it gets complete.
> By the way, the designer having Step-1 be this little 6" stem was really
> brilliant. No gluing; I just used scrap lumber (which happened to be a very
> nice scrap I had been reserving). It was a real confidence builder. Granted
> without a table saw it would require some skills.
> For now, I'm not comfortable sharing this file, or even doing screen
> prints. I may do some screen prints later, but I need to be careful and do
> it in a way that doesn't trespass over Mr. Michalak's intellectual property.
> You can google a search for sketchup boats, particularly Bolger's boats,
> and there are 3D models of Micro and some others out there. They will give
> you an idea of how powerful this software is. Those models are way beyond
> my ability.
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