Create professional-quality drawings and models in SketchUp Why scribble on a notepad when, with a few computer strokes, you can create 3D drawings in SketchUp and capture your best ideas in software? With the step-by-step instruction in this in-depth guide, you'll soon be modeling your ideas like a pro, from designing buildings to drawing room layouts or planning landscaping. Whether you're brainstorming ideas, preparing a formal presentation, or finalizing a project to upload to Google Earth, this is the SketchUp book you need to succeed. Jump into SketchUp by designing a windmill right off the bat Explore the user interface and learn SketchUp tools and shortcuts Master objects, drawing, modeling, effects, and the art of modification Combine 3D models with 2D images using the LayOut tool Browse 3D Warehouse for components and models Export your SketchUp projects to Google Earth Extend functionality with Ruby scripting and plug-ins What's on the CD-ROM? Check out the CD for a trial version of SketchUp 7 Pro, as well as your own free copy of Google SketchUp 7. You'll also find most of the 3D models from the book, so you can follow the tutorials and gain hands-on practice in the techniques.Murdock, Kelly L. is the author of 'Google SketchUp', published 2009 under ISBN 9780470292297 and ISBN 0470292296.