I've used it for creating models in google earth, but never as a substitute for autoCAD. If you are trying to make cad files to be used by a machineist or fabricator, then you will want to stick with autoCAD. If you are just trying to do a virtual mockup to play with how different designs will work, then I could see sketchup being useful.
i would but i cant bring projects home till the end of the semester
and i really didnt measure anything i just kinda guessed how big stuff should be and it looks ok on the program but would be way out of wack if built:funny:
I tryed it but, I like the oldschool autocad as its more for drafting and dimensions are more easily found.
Sketchup is more or less playing with blocks and you are quite limited. Auto cad depending on how you use it can do just about anything asside from generating CNC code as (atleast my version) is in 2d with the posibility of going to an isometric format.
Sketchup with a little tweaking in a more advanced format could possibly be used like solid works and could generate cnc code for an object as it is in a 3d format.
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