SketchUp Layout for Construction Documents

If you read last month’s article on SketchUp 2015 Hands-On: Layout, you may be thinking, yes it tells me about using SketchUp/Layout, but it doesn’t really tell me much about how  an architect  would use it. This is a followup to show you how a practicing architect uses Sketchup/LayOut to produce beautiful complex construction documents. – Larry Mortimer, AIA


Larry Mortimer, AIA

Larry Mortimer, AIA

California architect Nicholas Sonder produces both design and  construction documents with SketchUp and LayOut, and has been doing it for quite some time.  To show what he does, and how he does it, he has produced a series of 12 free easy to watch videos that will tell you the whole story. In these videos he takes you  from an introduction, through the complete process of generating detailed construction documents. These videos are relatively short, one is 14 minutes long, three are 8 to 9 minutes, and the rest are 6 minutes or less, so it’s not a huge time commitment to watch them.  Sonder is easy to listen to and does a very good job of explaining what he’s doing and why.

Even if you are not a SketchUp user, you will find it interesting to see how he creates these beautiful construction documents.

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Also Nick Sonder has joined up with Matt Donley to produce an upcoming book, “SketchUp & LayOut  for Architecture”.  To learn more about the book go to:

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