Timber Frame Design Using SketchUp by Clark Bremer of DIY Timber Framing. Paper, comb binding, 22 pages, © 2012. Updated for current Rubies version 2.2e. SketchUp is a 3D drawing program available free from Trimble. It's a great tool for modeling timber frame designs in 3D, and you can create serviceable drawings where timbers are represented as simple rectangular solids. This is often all you need to demonstrate to your clients what their frame will look like. But SketchUp is capable of doing much more. You can actually make a highly detailed model that includes all of your joinery design. You can then create accurate shop drawings for laying out timbers in your shop. In this information-packed manual, Clark Bremer documents the procedures he has demonstrated at recent Timber Framers Guild conferences to customize SketchUp for timber framing. Topics include:
Kevin Pauba from Omaha, NE
The documentation on the Timber Frame Rubies provided a lot of procedures that I would never have discovered on my own. I'm happy I bought it. I would have given it 5 starts but it seems a little pricey. Then again, I'm happy to pay this price to support TFG.