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Great post! For those interested in the construction process, here is a link to our time lapse videos from the site that show how the structure is currently going together:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLxUo4IvucrueR7-wJYoKC3BLYyUS99Cpu&v=LH-mI-p2pSQ
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A very nice review of my book by the SketchUp folks.
 
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+Alexander C. Schreyer 's Architectural Design with SketchUp is now in a 2nd edition and will help you bend 3D models to your will!
It’s been two years since we first reviewed Architectural Design with SketchUp.
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This is excellent work and excellent tutorial, thanks very much.
Remember that you can import and overlay multiple base layers, such as initial geo-location and additional ground imagery,  property lines or other boundaries, and site plan / plan view of structures to be modeled.
You can set faces to x-ray view, and then  see through the various layers to scale and make congruent. In fact Sketchup will do a very good job of snapping identical shapes in the layers, such as roads or waterways, to help you with getting all to the same scale.
Then, when you have all the base layers synchronized, you can trace a porperty line, or road, or waterway, onto your plan view layer as needed.
THANKS AGAIN for this excellent tutorial, I'm going to share it !
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I am a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the recent author of 'Architectural Design with SketchUp'. I usually post about AEC-CAD/BIM, Wood, Web Design and other topics.
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