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In last weeks post, titled Installing & Setting Up SketchUp, we learned to download, install and customize the SketchUp window. This week we will learn: Selection and use of the most frequently needed tools; How to create components and their advantages over groups; How to access and manage commonly used dialog boxes. This is the third in a series of four posts which are designed to get the SketchUp newbie familiar enough with SketchUp so that he/she can move on to the Beginner’s SketchUp Webinar and then the Intermediate SketchUp Webinar. The last in the series will be posted next week and will cover keyboard short cut keys and Ruby script plugins to extend the functionality of SketchUp. As I stated last week, my goal is to introduce woodworkers to SketchUp and hopefully inspire them to learn SketchUp and add it to their toolbox. I again use the medium of a tutorial video which you can view below.

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