Feb 15

SketchUp

Example SketchUP drawing – Woo Hooo…

Well Grade 10’s you are only just starting your Radio Free Africa Project within Design and Technology, but as well as practicing your Isometric and Orthographic drawing skills you will need to be able to draw your designs using the CAD application of SketchUP. You should have all downloaded it by now…So time to improve your drawing and SketchUp Computer Aided Design skills. How do you do it – well thats easily you do not need to depend on Dr Tech for help when you can learn yourself. What is the easiest way to learn – you guessed it follow some tutorials. Here are a selection of tutorials you might like to try:-

So now you have seen some of the tutorials – here is your homework (note these videos can take a long time to load – if so go to the Go 2 School site and download them from there:-

  1. Go through a Model a Lantern using this video from (Download from this web address – www.media.libsyn.com/media/atotheo/Model_a_Lantern.m4v)- Model a Lantern – TUTORIAL 1. Print your finished lantern – and email a copy of the SketchUp file to Dr Tech.
  2. Go through the Follow Me Roof video TUTORIAL 6- and again print out a copy to go in your portfolio and email a copy of your file to Dr Tech. (Or download from this web address – http://media.libsyn.com/media/atotheo/school_tss_005_h264_640.m4v )

You will have one week to complete these drawings. We will also be learning how to do Perspective Drawings in the class.

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