New 3-D Design Software
I broke down and purchased SketchUp Pro 2016 today. I spent the last week running tutorials on this design tool and fell in love with it. Then I went to Amazon and bought two books on the program, a beginners and an advanced. After starting the beginners book and perusing the advanced publication, I was sold.
This was the tool I’ve been dreaming of to realize the 3-D design ideas I have. Most specifically, my true to Jules Verne plan for The Nautilus. Not being a trained CAD user and having no PhD in physics or math, I was needing something more simplistic like the Visio I was so familiar with. A piece of software with an easy and short learning curve. It also need to include hard-copy documentation for both training and reference. I don’t work well trying to switch screens between the active application and the digital help or used documents supplied online of on CD’s. I like my user manuals to be off the computer.
One of the great things about SketchUp is all the hard-copy help that’s available as well as so many excellent YouTube video tutorials. With so much help for a program that started out designed easy to learn to begin with, this was just what I wanted.
I’ve only been working with the new 2016 release for a couple of days, but I’m already extremely impressed. In my “Home” page, I mention that “Dreams really do come true”. Now here’s yet another bit of proof that the expression is absolutely true.