Aug 31
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Well this weblog was hardly used last year, but it will now only be for you Design Technology students – so make sure you bookmark the site so that you can easily return to it.

The first tasks you will need to do at home – is brush up on your SketchUP skills – almost all of you last year finished a wonderful CAD drawing of your Eco-House. This year you will need to build up your skills further to add more detail to your designs when using SketchUP. If you do not remember maybe you should try the tutorials in the post below first!

1) Fun Curvy Project – goto Youtube or watch the embedded video below and complete the interesting shape – http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&feature=channel_page&v=DsGJ9i1CB8o

2)Secondly another easy tutorial to follow – simply download this PDF file and follow the instructions to create another simple shape with a little more details and features –  ObjectTutorial

3) Finally for those that are brave and think they are highly skilled with SketchUP try this car design tutorial –  http://www.sketchucation.com/the-basics-of-car-modeling-in-google-sketchup/. This is very complicated but have a go and try your best.

As always with CAD work I need to see the evidence of what you have managed to achieve so please email me one sketchup file for each of the above. Remember to include your name in the title of the file. If you are having problems downloading or installing SketchUP then remember you can come any lunchtime or afterschool and use the computers in the DT room.

Finally can you make sure you watch this new video about the Layout Application that we have now bought along with SketchUP Pro so that you can produce proper drawings from your models –  http://www.go-2-school.com/media/view/36. You will only have access to this tool within the school but it will be really useful.

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