Google SketchUp: effective, free 3D app

The easiest way to understand how SketchUp helps you draw in 3 dimensions… the Beginner’s tutorial!

Think you’d like to try it? It’s a lot easier to move furniture around with a mouse than with your back! Grab the free version.

If you watch and do the 3 introductory tutorials, you’ll be amazed at what you can design. There are thousands of free 3D models to download, too. Need a refrigerator, easy chair or desk to furnish your interior? How about a tank to park in your driveway? Type your wish in the warehouse search box and see what’s available.

different-views

You can rotate your creations in space, to see how things look from various viewpoints. SketchUp lets you drop warehouse models into your drawing from within the app. (Window –> Components)

But watch the tutorials. The instructions are very good.

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