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!


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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