The latest SketchUp news, tips, and tales, served fresh from Boulder, Colorado.
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Simplified vs Detailed Film Light
 
By Ryan Ghere
Remember Component Bonus Packs? This month we gave our collection of standard objects a major upgrade, with 2,800 high quality models added to 3D Warehouse's Detailed Collections.
USER STORIES
rendered image of I-70 Tunnels
 
So you want to build a road through a mountain, huh? In this post, we interviewed THK Associates to learn how they used SketchUp to redesign a pair of tunnels in the mountains of Colorado.
Wooden Bicycle
 
We recently visited Connor Wood Bicycles to see how SketchUp has helped Chris Connor create rolling works of functional art. 
FEATURED EXTENSIONS
 
TIPS AND TRICKS
Solid Inspector Example
 
Find and fix small errors in your SketchUp models.
Moving Gears
 
Take your models to the next level with this animation extension.
 
Example Arrows
 
A fun lesson from the tutorial category in the SketchUp Forum.
Clean Model comparison
 
How clean are your SketchUp models? It's time to find out!
BEST OF THE WEB
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Our friends at the Landscape Architects Network compiled their favorite hints and tips into this tidy package of SketchUp tricks. Enjoy!
 
Artwork by Pixel-Pencil
On an unknown street in Sendai Japan, a lone craftsman, Yasuo Okazakoi, labors daily on a 400-year-old art form. Learn more about his work and the SketchUp model it inspired.
 
Edddison Logo with background
Looking for a new way to present and collaborate on 3D projects? Edddison's toolkit allows you to create rich, interactive experiences with your SketchUp model.
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