SketchUp now has dashed line types, which means we can swap out the old raster style, for crisp vector dashes. Look in the 2019 drawing sets for the updated demolition plans, foundation plan, roof plan, and elevations. These drawings have all been updated to utilize the new dashed line feature.
Take advantage of 10+ years of proven best practices as well as the essential tools and workflow that have been perfectly integrated with SketchUp Pro. This is the leading extension for SketchUp users interested in taking their drawings to the next level.
When kicking off a new project, it can be easier to solve your space plan in 2D with markers and trace.
However, it can be a big jump to go from an informal 2D drawing to a precise 3D model. LayOut’s Scaled Drawing feature bridges this gap, by allowing users to convert sketches into accurately scaled architectural drawings.
ConDoc accelerates this workflow with the new annotations Scrapbook, which includes 2D blocks for scaled walls, doors, windows, furniture, and fixtures. Just drop the pieces into place to create your design. 2D Drafting has never been easier!
Once your design is ready for further exploration and refinement in 3D, use the brand new CAD export settings in LayOut to send your 2D drawings to SketchUp. The workflow is Seamless!
Organizing your model by LEVEL, ELEMENT, LOCATION, and CONDITION can be difficult to learn. Even once you fully understand the approach, it’s time consuming to manually make all those groups and assign layers. The new model organization guides make this process instant, painless, and the results perfect. Just drop the model organization guide into your project, click into the appropriate container, and start modeling.
The ConDoc Model Organization guides are perfect for users of all skill levels. If you are a beginner, these make nesting and layering crystal clear… and if you are a seasoned pro, you are going to save a ton of time by eliminating grouping and layering from your process.
If you aren’t using the layer state buttons you are missing out! You already have LOCATION and CONDITION layer toggles to isolate specific parts of your design with one click. In this new ConDoc release we added a LEVEL layer toggle. You can now isolate each floor of your design with one click, and save even more time by staying out of the Layers dialog!
Tip: All of the ConDoc System buttons can also have keyboard shortcuts assigned to them.
ConDoc 4.5 will ship with a completely reinvented annotations scrapbook. There will be tons of new and improved palettes, symbols, and schedules.
OTHER INDUSTRIES: LANDSCAPE DESIGN | STUDIO & FILM | EDUCATION | WOODWORK
Works with SketchUp Pro 2017 and newer, including the new SketchUp Pro 2019
Works with all units and scales.
Works with Windows and Apple machines.
If you watch our tutorials and use our support services, then we’re confident that ConDoc will work for you.
The SketchUp, LayOut, and ConDoc are an excellent way for an independent design-build contractor like myself to manage projects from inception through construction quickly and accurately. I am a thrilled CAD convert! The ConDoc System is sophisticated, but once concepts are understood, it is very easy and fun to use. The recent tutorials for ConDoc 3 are a great comprehensive explanation of how to get going.
ConDoc saves me time and keeps me out of trouble to create great construction documents. If you use Sketchup in your remodeling business, get Mike Brightman’s ‘The Sketchup Workflow for Architecture’ and download The ConDoc Tools.
It is rare to find anyone that has put so much time and effort into something that they are really great at in my opinion, and I truly appreciate the effort that Mr. Brightman has put into his work. When I bought the ConDoc Tools myself, I had a bit of an issue registering it. (All my own fault BTW) and Michael emailed with me to help troubleshoot the install and make sure that I had full use of it before he quit for the night. Excellent service for my point of view. There are other free tools that you can download from the ConDoc Tools page as well that complement the paid tools as well.
Well done Mike, as an architect myself, there is a difference between how we approach a drawing task versus how graphics and other design people approach the same task, and your approach was perfectly comfortable with me and was logical and informative. For people who don’t or haven’t produced construction documents for a living, especially on CAD, these things don’t seem to matter.
I have just purchased your ConDoc Tools for SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Workflow for Architecture and wanted to say “thank you!” I am very impressed with your product and application for my design/build studio. After years of drawing plans with AutoCAD and then having to export for render or presentation, I am ready to adopt your ConDoc product into my workflow.