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awesome project tool

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by POWERSTROKE 350, Jan 11, 2009.


    POWERSTROKE 350 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    i know a lot of you guys on this site are do it yourself types of people. a guy i work with told me about a program on google that is awesome. it is called sketchup, just google that and you should find it. it is basically autocad, but free. i designed a flatbed for my truck that i will post pictures of if i can figure it out. can i post a screenshot on here or insert a file, if so how?
  2. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Not sure on how to get it here on the site, but I use that program for most of my landscape designs. I am pleased with it but I always have problems with the lines being off the axis somehow.
  3. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    This is an awesome project tool to say the least, being a CAD user myself it shares a lot of similarities and is sometimes more friendly.

    I just downloaded it an am playing around with it.

    To insert you're drawing I think the best way would be to PDF it, then try to post it up, you may be able to host a PDF file as well on photobucket etc.
  4. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    I agree, I've used it for a lot of my studio design projects. The pay version is incredible!

    To get a picture you can use one of two methods

    1. Print Screen will give you an image on the clipboard that you can simply paste into MS paint and save as a Jpeg

    2. Go to File -> Export ->Export 2D image -> Name it and select Jpeg

    Then I'd upload it to Photobucket (Free) or some other photo sharing service

    Here's a couple of pictures from my project model; the project focused on providing community greenspace.


    Every house was drawn from scratch, the car is an imported object.


    - Dan
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  5. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    This is my poor representation of a gooseneck I worked on tonight. Still getting used to the program and getting pissed more times than not.