Monday, July 19, 2010

Free Online Design Software

Tonight, I began to experiment with some new, three-dimensional software from Google called Sketch-Up. It's available FREE from Google. Working with this software is reminiscent of the first time I started to do something in PowerPoint.

I felt lost and a bit overwhelmed, but excited at the same time. It's just amazing what you can draw using this software - if you know what you're doing. You can "put a hole" through a solid object in no time at all. Create a square, click on the pull out icon, and suddenly you have a pillar or a box - whichever you need!

I hope to become proficient at using it, because it allows the user to see every angle, every side of a project - even the bottom of the object! What an interesting tool for drawing up dollhouse plans or for designing mini furniture! I hope I will someday say I feel as competent in using it as I do with using PowerPoint! That only comes with practice and experience, though. So, back to the (online) drawing board!  See ya later!

3 comments:

Norma said...

Thanks George, well worth checking out.

Anonymous said...

I'm so frustrated! Every time I touch the blade of my Dremel table saw with a piece of wood, the belt slips off!! Do you remember which vacuum cleaner belt you used when you still had your Dremel? I'm hoping that may help solve my problem! I love your blog-find it very helpful and entertaining!! Thanks!

George the Miniguy said...

You're bringing back sad memories for me. That's precisely the reason I finally gave up on my Dremel saw and got a new one!

BUT you're in luck! MicroMark now carries a replacement belt for the Dremel table saw! It's item # 82871
and the list price is $10.85.

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