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SketchUp, LayOut, Lumion Architectural Presentation Board

How fast can an architectural presentation board be pulled together with SketchUp, LayOut, and Lumion?! Just about an hour! Join me for this fast paced, straight to the point, live event to learn invaluable presentation tips and tricks. I’m going to pull a model from the 3d Warehouse, produce drawings...
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SketchUp Pro 2022 Review

SketchUp 2022 just launched! In this blog and video I review the new features from my perspective, that of a residential designer who uses SketchUp Pro exclusively for every phase of my design process, even construction documents. I am going to show you where to find the new features, demonstrate...
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My Favorite Sheet Size

A professional title block frames your drawings, serves up important project information, and gives a first impression of your firm… but what’s the best sheet size for construction documents? In my experience, there’s only one size that fits all of my residential design projects, and makes printing cheaper and easier!
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Lumion 12 Review and Feature Request

Lumion 12 has arrived! In this post I highlight 6 of my favorite new features, offer an honest review, and explain my top feature request that would make scene composition so much better. Here’s a hint… Even though the Move Effect is blocked in Lumion’s photo studio, I have a...
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Protect Your Drawings

Recently I was working on a tight deadline, scrambling to get a permit set for an ADU out the door.  I stopped to review my work, assess the remaining tasks, only to realize that one of my drawings had completely splattered all over the page.   My plan no longer looked anything like...
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