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Beginning Google SketchUp for 3D Printing by Sandeep Singh

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Chapter 5. Tools and Techniques to Save Time

In this chapter, you'll explore a few tools and techniques you can use to save time and increase productivity as you model. As you might have noticed in Chapter 4, the models you design can very easily get complicated with multiple parts and sections. To start the chapter off, you'll explore the Outliner, a built-in feature of SketchUp for organizing models.

Halfway through the chapter, you'll switch gears to learn about SketchUp plug-ins. You'll learn how to use the Shapes, Volume Calculator 21, Flattery Papercraft, and CADspan plug-ins. You don't have to worry about purchasing any of the plug-ins, because they are free for download—isn't that great? Let's get rolling!

Organizing Your Models

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