Free Event: Intro to Sketchup 3D CAD Software, August 24, 2013 in Fort Myers

Top Quote Sketchup is FREE 3D computer modeling software that anyone can learn. Use it for your hobby or in your work. Simple enough for casual use, and robust enough for professional use, Sketchup has something for everyone. Jason Szumlanski will host this free event in Fort Myers at Larson Educational Services at 1400 Colonial Boulevard #44, Fort Myers, FL 33907 on August 24, 2013. End Quote
  • Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL (1888PressRelease) August 09, 2013 - Sketchup is a 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) program that anyone can learn and use. Whether you are an architect that wants to start creating rich 3D presentation and construction drawings, a woodworking enthusiast needing to plan and visualize projects, a video game or animation artist, or just want to have fun creating in 3D, Sketchup has something for you!

    Jason Szumlanski, sketchup enthusiast, will be your host. This will be a full day interactive event, starting with demonstrations in the morning on how Sketchup 2013 Free can be used for a variety of industries and hobbies. The event will be held at Larson Educational Services at 1400 Colonial Boulevard #44, Fort Myers, FL 33907 on August 24, 2013.

    If you choose to stay for the afternoon session, you can follow along to make your first (or not your first) Sketchup 3D model. We will then do a Q&A session where we can dig into some of the specific interests of participants and demonstrate how Sketchup can help. Later, each participant can just play around with Sketchup or get down to serious business with some guidance from the host.

    In the morning we will have a watch-and-learn session. The afternoon session is a Bring-Your-Own-Laptop event. It is highly recommended that you have a traditional wired or wireless mouse rather than using your laptop's trackpad. The hardware requirements for Sketchup are very modest, and it will run on most any computer purchased in the last few years. There are Mac and PC versions that are very similar, but the demonstration will be done on a PC version. You may bring either. There may be users of all skill levels present, so your patience will be appreciated. The pace will be tailored to the participants.

    "I have been so amazed at the power and simplicity of this free software tool developed by Google [later sold to Trimble]," said host Jason Szumlanski. "I wanted to share the benefits of Sketchup and help open doors for people the same way that Sketchup opened doors for me in my personal and professional life.

    While some of the features of Sketchup Pro 2013 and Layout 2013 (Sketchup's 2D presentation companion software) will be demonstrated, the interactive afternoon session will focus exclusively on the free version of Sketchup Make, which is incredibly robust and capable on its own.

    This event is not sposored or endorsed by Sketchup. This event is simply for Sketchup enthusiasts and potential users to get to know each other and explore this amazing free tool. The host is doing this event as a hobbyist and an enthusiast. While this event is "just for fun," you may find It useful for your own professional or commercial gain, and can come to the event with that goal in mind.

    Some people who might be interested in coming:

    Woodworking hobbyists
    Metal working hobbyists
    Contractors (General and Trades), especially:
    Pool builders
    Roofing (learn to measure roofs using aerial imagery)
    Pressure washing business (learn to measure driveways using aerial imagery)
    AutoCAD and other CAD system users (yes, you can import/export with Sketchup)
    Product designers
    Museum and gallery curators
    Video and game artists (limited exposure at this event)
    Store designers, owners, and employees (think store fixture layout and window design)
    Kitchen and cabinet designers
    Military and police training
    Students interested in graphics design, architecture, and engineering
    Painters and artists - (perspective reference imagery for painting and drawing)
    People making templates of any kind
    School Teacher (Trimble offers the Pro version for FREE to educators!)

    Whether you want to just play around with 3D modeling or have a specific work application for the tool, this event will help you get started with Sketchup. No experience is necessary. If you are already a Sketchup user, come to learn or share Sketchup tips and techniques.

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