I made myself a promise that at some point I would take the time to learn Google SketchUp. Our Middle School is getting a new library next year and we needed to make a model to show teachers. It is not drawn to scale or any of the thousand other things I’m sure it needs to have – but I’m proud of it. Using the libraries of pre-created models was huge. Google SketchUp feels much easier to use than I was expecting, although there is a definite learning curve (make sure to give yourself time to learn it). I really like the ability to change the style of the sketch and to save different scenes and create an avi animation of your sketch – that way you don’t have to worry about messing up your zooming in a presentation!
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