Top Sketchup resources every designer must use

Top SketchUp Resources Every Designer Must Use

I though it would be helpful to put together a list of top SketchUp resources I find myself coming back to frequently. Below is the list of 11 helpful websites related to SketchUp. You can find a wide range of useful tools and information on these websites, starting from amazing plugins and ending with informational tutorials that will turn you into a SketchUp expert!

QUESTION: What other SketchUp resources do you use? Feel free to leave a comment with websites that you find useful.

1. SKETCHUP

01-SketchUp LOGOObviously we have to start with the official SketchUp website. People tend to overlook official software websites, but often they are filled with tons of useful resources. You don’t want to pass by SketchUp’s official page.

2. V-RAY

02-Vray LOGOV-Ray is a rendering plugin for SketchUp. It’s a quick, easy and cost-efficient way to render final model. Their website contains helpful tutorials on how to effectively use this plugin.

3. SMUSTARD

03-Smustard LOGOWebsite that provides free and paid plugins, scripts, content and extensions for SketchUp. They also have a forum where you can get your questions answered.

4. EXTENSION WAREHOUSE

04-Extension Warehouse LOGOSketchUp’s “search engine” for extensions and add-ons. You can type in your search or scroll through categories.

5. 3D WAREHOUSE

05-3D Warehouse LOGOOfficial SketchUp 3D model warehouse. You can find free 3D models to use in your project as well as upload your own.

6. SKETCHUP TEXTURE

06-Sketchup Texture LOGOFree collection of 3D models, textures and tutorials for SketchUp.

7. MASTERSKETCHUP

07-Master Sketchup LOGOSite authored by Matt Donley where he provides amazing tutorials, reviews, resources, tips and tricks on SketchUp. One of my favorite blogs!

8. SKETCHUCATION

08-Sketchucation LOGO3D SketchUp community for design and engineering professionals. Their forum is a helpful place to get your questions answered.

9. DESIGNER HACKS

09-Designer Hacks LOGOLibrary of tips, tricks and tutorials on SketchUp. Tutorials are conveniently organized in three categories, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

10. SKETCH THIS

10-Sketch This LOGOSketchUp tutorials, articles, 3D printing, projects and tools for designers.

11. 3DVINCI

11-3Dvinci LOGOList of helpful books on SketchUp for design professionals.

                                                                                          

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Eugene Kovalenko

I’m a husband, dad, blogger, and owner of DraftingHub.com. I provide inspiration and resources for designers, students and drafting firms.

9 thoughts on “Top SketchUp Resources Every Designer Must Use

  1. Are you vray guys? Cost efficient? The cost is more expensive than sketchup itself. Meanwhile there are some rendering plugin with near photo quality and the cost far far cheaper.

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