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New Tool: SketchUp April 30, 2006

Posted by Michael McVey in Online Tools.
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sketchup   It is Sunday again and that time to share a new tool with you.

Software that can make my crude sketches look professionally created is the software I will praise without limits. When that same software is easy to use and free, it leaves me deliriously enamored. I recently was able to install SketchUp from Google that is a great online drafting program. What is even better about it is that you can coordinate it with Google Earth.

First, SketchUp allows you to draw buildings and color them if you wish. The software comes with an interactive training that walks you through all the tools in the program. What is really quite fun about the software is that you can find your house, for example, in Google Earth, extract it into SketchUp, and create a three dimensional model of your house or apartment building. You can than drop that same model back into Google Earth. It is quite amazing.

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