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Sunday, September 23
 

5:00pm

Early-Bird Registration
Sunday September 23, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
North Counter
 
Monday, September 24
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Meet and greet with other Basecampers over coffee, bagels, and eggs before the fun starts at the JW Marriott!

Monday September 24, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Springs Patio

8:45am

DevCamp introductions and developer updates
In this session, Chris Fullmer will kick off DevCamp with introductions from the SketchUp team and attendees. We’ll take time to catch up since our last DevCamp, and look at some SketchUp usage statistics that will be useful for developers.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fullmer

Chris Fullmer

Head Cheerleader, SketchUp Extensibility
Chris Fullmer is a long-time SketchUp community member and extension developer. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley respectively. He worked in the field of landscape architecture and city planning for 10 years before... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am
Director Suite 2

8:45am

Big landscaping: Landscape architecture at scale
As we all know, landscape architectural modeling can be challenging due to physically large sites, complex existing terrains and even more complex proposed grading – not to mention the need to share files and make revisions throughout the process.

This workshop will present a professional workflow for addressing three main challenges to as they relate to landscape architecture and site design*: 
1. Simplifying and working with existing and proposed terrains; 
2. Distributing and arranging large amounts of components - over terrain of course!; and
3. Organizing large models to work collaboratively while allowing for real-time revisions. 

Come join us as we simplify (or perhaps demystify) the complexities of working with Landscapes at scale.

*Note that 'working with vegetation components' portion of the workshop has been moved to its own in-depth workshop on Friday at 9:30am called "Going Green: A Landscape Modeling to Visualization Workflow."

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sargeant

Eric Sargeant

Online Training Content Producer, SketchUp
With over 10 years professional experience, Eric Sargeant is a LEED Accredited urban, landscape and graphic designer. He applies his creative and technical background in art and landscape architecture to a variety of project types -- ranging from large mixed-use master plans to intimate... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Springs Ballroom K

8:45am

Making it Makeable
So you like to make things, right? Real things, that you hold in your hands. You are, as they say…  a “Maker”.
We all know SketchUp can help design, refine and plan that idea in your head, but creating the set of drawings to help you bring it into the real world is a different kind of challenge. In this course, we’ll explore strategies for how to create those plans, paper plans to print and take out into your shop.
We’ll start with suggestions on how to structure your model in a way it can be easily documented, and then building and using templates between SketchUp and LayOut that will jump-start your set of plans, so you can spend more time in the shop.

Speakers
avatar for Tyson Kartchner

Tyson Kartchner

Training Manager, SketchUp
I've been part of the SketchUp team for almost 15 years, it's been a great ride. Happy to talk about SketchUp or my personal YouTube journey as GeeksWoodShop, where I create tackle woodworking, furniture, cosplay, and of course, SketchUp projects.


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Desert Ballroom 3

8:45am

Photogrammetry & 3D scanning
Over the last few years, there have been major steps forward in the capability and availability of consumer devices for 3D scanning, measuring, and photogrammetry. This workshop will look at the intersection of native SketchUp tools -- Advanced Cameras and Match Photo -- with these new data capture technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen

Principal, Fat Pencil Studio
Joshua Cohen founded Fat Pencil Studio in 2004 with the idea that the world could use a little more perspective. With degrees in architecture and civil engineering, he brings an artistic flair to even the most technical projects. Joshua uses SketchUp as a design thinking tool to help transportation, construction and legal pr... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Desert Ballroom 9

8:45am

The complete site design modeling process (includes drones!)
Join Daniel Tal for a hands-on workshop for site modeling and terrain. This session will feature a series of quick tutorials that explore the various aspects of site modeling. Daniel will cover working with existing information, including high detail aerials and CAD files, then review the process of conceptual grading and integrating photogrammetry. In a nutshell, Daniel will give you all the information you need to start your own site design work in SketchUp!
Bonus! The session will include a 9-page getting started guide, access to free online tutorials, and other resources.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tal

Daniel Tal

Owner / Landscape Archiect / Author, PlaceMaker
Daniel Tal, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect with over twenty years of experience and a 3D modeling and visualization expert. He has authored two books with Wiley and Sons: SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering In SketchUp. Tal runs a 3D modeling, visualization, and BIM studio for Stanley Consultants (a 1,000 person multi-disciplinary engineering firm), provides 3D teaching and consultations and is the tech-editor at large for Landscape Architecture Magazine... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom A

8:45am

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals (Mac OS)
This workshop is built for those who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. Taught by Josh Reilly from SketchUp, this course will revisit the keys to organized and efficient 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics at a slightly accelerated pace compared to The Complete Intro workshop. The fundamentals of SketchUp also include setting your models up for documentation and presentation, so you can expect a brief introduction to LayOut as well. Not sure which class to take? We’ll help you figure it out in Palm Springs! 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Reilly

Josh Reilly

SketchUp Sales Engineer / Trainer, Trimble
Josh's SketchUp journey began with the transition from building physical architectural models in college to spinning them around in pixelated 3D circa 2004. Josh has an Environmental Design / Architecture degree from the University of Colorado and has used SketchUp in small design... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom D

8:45am

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals (Windows OS)
This workshop is built for practicing modelers who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. Larry will revisit the keys to organized, fluid, and fast 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics (drawing, components, model organization) at a slightly accelerated pace compared to The Complete Intro workshop. Not sure which class to take? We’ll help you figure it out in Palm Springs!

Speakers
avatar for Larry Zent

Larry Zent

Owner, Design Time, LLC
Larry is the founder and owner of Design Time, LLC with a broad-based background in computer-aided drafting and design. He is recognized as an expert in teaching 3D software. Working throughout the states of Colorado, and Washington. With over 28 years in the design and drafting industry... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 4:30pm
Desert Ballroom 1

8:45am

The complete introduction to SketchUp (Day 1)
If you’re coming to 3D Basecamp to learn SketchUp from scratch (or close to it), this is the course for you. No need to decide which sessions to attend, because this is two full days of everything you need to become the SketchUpper that your friends and colleagues will come to for advice! Taught by Alex Oliver of SketchUpSchool.com, this course is designed and paced for true beginners. You can expect to cover drawing fundamentals, model organization, styling, and even a few advanced techniques. More to the point: you will leave capable of jumping right into your next SketchUp project with the confidence you need to do great work.
[Day 1 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Alex Oliver

Alex Oliver

Founder & Lead Instructor, SketchUp School
Alex Oliver is the Founder & Lead Instructor for SketchUp School - the place where professionals go when they're serious about learning SketchUp. Since 2005, Alex and his team have taught SketchUp to over 25,000 professionals around the world via SketchUp School's online Video Co... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 8:45am - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom F

9:30am

Upcoming extensibility changes (part 1)
This session is dedicated to demonstrating new features and improvements that we’re working on. This is our opportunity to share these new features directly with our developers, teach in person how to implement these features, and help developers learn what they need to know improve their SketchUp integrations.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Jin Yi

Jin Yi

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Jin Yi has been part of the Extensibility team for little over a year. He is still learning the ins and outs of the API. Got tips and tricks, let him know.


Monday September 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Director Suite 2

10:30am

Upcoming extensibility changes (part 2)
This session is dedicated to demonstrating new features and improvements that we’re working on. This is our opportunity to share these new features directly with our developers, teach in person how to implement these features, and help developers learn what they need to know improve their SketchUp integrations.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Gully

Nick Gully

Extensibility Engineer, Sketchup
Nick is a graduate of the University of Colorado Architectural Engineering and Computer Science departments. In his career, he has contributed to rendering software and been a laboratory manager in the lighting industry, where he developed instruments and software for photometric... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Director Suite 2

10:30am

SketchUp for CNC
Did you know that everything you're sitting on, driving in, and probably reading this text on was likely fabricated by a robot?
To do our bidding, these fabrication robots need good 3D models so they know what to build. In this class, Eric will teach you how you can use SketchUp to design for digital fabrication, and send these designs to robots like CNC and laser cutters. Whether or not you want to design a circuit board or a house, Eric can show you how to do it in SketchUp… and then let the robots do all of the heavy lifting.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shimelpfenig

Eric Shimelpfenig

SketchUp
Eric started his career designing architectural millwork, furniture and cabinetry. After many years working for wood shops and cabinetry showrooms he founded SketchThis.net with the goal of making it easier for designers to use technology in their businesses. He has worked with Google... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 3

10:30am

Skill Builder Live: Model along with Aaron
‘Model Along’ is an entirely new 3D Basecamp session in which you’ll ‘model along’ with Aaron Dietzen as he guides you through the creation of some awesome models! Get ready to learn dozens of tips, tricks, and skills as you create the ultimate SketchUp models. Not buildings... Not cars... Not trees... Entourage! That's right, let's model all that stuff that transforms a simple model into a vivacious, living scene!
Model Alongs are paced to be a continuous workflow meant for attendees to follow. Can you keep up? There’s only one way to find out…

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Dietzen

Aaron Dietzen

SketchUp Guy, Trimble SketchUp
If you have watched SketchUp Live, any of the Skill Builder videos, or been on the SketchUp forum, it's pretty obvious that Aaron likes talking about SketchUp! As a SketchUp employee for two years with more than a decade in the software, Aaron is not just a Trimble employee, but a... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom K

10:30am

The secret powers of Scenes in SketchUp
This course is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of the workflows and efficiencies that are possible by mastering Scenes. On the surface, Scenes are deceptively simple. When used at an advanced level, Scenes can be an incredibly powerful tool for creating compelling presentations and speeding up your work. In this course, we’ll dive into the way SketchUp interpolates between Scenes when calculating transition paths so that you can more accurately predict animation results, learn to manage the relationship between Styles and Scenes (which will detour into a deep dive on SketchUp’s Styles), learn to animate Section Planes, and learn how to create specialty “working” Scenes that can help you get more done, faster.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tadros

Michael Tadros

Product Manager, Trimble Inc.
Mike Tadros is the Product Manager for 3D Warehouse and the SketchUp Viewer app. During his prior tenure as co-founder and president of Igloo Studios, Inc., Mike played an active role in helping dozens of building product manufacturers to create and publish their product catalogs to 3D Warehouse. Mike has been actively teaching AEC industry professionals to... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 9

11:15am

Upcoming extensibility changes (part 3)
This session is dedicated to demonstrating new features and improvements that we’re working on. This is our opportunity to share these new features directly with our developers, teach in person how to implement these features, and help developers learn what they need to know improve their SketchUp integrations.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Thomassen

Thomas Thomassen

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Thomas is a former modelmaker and visualization artist who stumbled into the world of SketchUp in 2007. After writing a number of Ruby extension to avoid doing any hard work himself he's now working hard for SketchUp on the Extensibility Team maintaining the APIs and developer community... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Director Suite 2

12:00pm

Lunch
Cool off with an iced tea and join your friends for an extended lunch under the palms.

Monday September 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Springs Patio

1:15pm

Add Location: The what, why, and how of 'where' in SketchUp
When Google's contract to provide geographic data expired, Trimble added a new system to supply aerial photographs and terrain data. In some parts of the world it looks just fine, in other areas the quality leaves something to be desired. This workshop will suggest other sources for high quality aerial images, and provide hands-on training on how to import, position, and scale them accurately.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen

Principal, Fat Pencil Studio
Joshua Cohen founded Fat Pencil Studio in 2004 with the idea that the world could use a little more perspective. With degrees in architecture and civil engineering, he brings an artistic flair to even the most technical projects. Joshua uses SketchUp as a design thinking tool to help transportation, construction and legal pr... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Desert Ballroom 3

1:15pm

Classical Architecture Workshop
DISCOVER CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE
For half a millennium, Western architecture was classical – inspired by ancient Roman and Greek ideals – the rest was regarded as mere "building". Today, a growing number of people are rediscovering classical architecture, standing unsurpassed in its expressive power, beauty, and uncanny ability to instil a timeless sense of home. But the principles that guide its composition and detailing have been lost – or have they?

YOUR GUIDE TO COMPOSING CLASSICS
In this hands-on workshop, die-hard classicists and 3D teachers Felix Heuman and Anders Lyhagenfrom Swedish 3D modeling studio Holygon show how to skillfully create classical architecture in SketchUp Make or Pro. The workshop starts with a no-nonsense crash course in classical architecture composition. Using Holygon’s supplied pedestals, columns, entablatures and ornament components, plus extensions, we will help you build a fine classical 3D model to your own unique design and taste. Bring your laptop and get ready to roar.

WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP
Do you have a fair working knowledge of SketchUp Make or Pro? Would you dare a rendezvous with classical architecture? Well – this workshop is for you. Join us now – get inspired by the classics!

https://holygon.com

Speakers
avatar for Felix Heuman

Felix Heuman

Lead Designer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Felix Heuman has studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and got a Master of Business Degree from Stockholm School of Economics.Drawing on his knowledge of art history and classical architecture... Read More →
avatar for Anders Lyhagen

Anders Lyhagen

Programmer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Anders Lyhagen has studied computer science, mathematics, and philosophy at Lund University and at Uppsala University. Specializing in developing efficient algorithmic solutions to 3D modeling demands, he has worked as a professional programmer since 2010. Together... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Springs Ballroom K

1:15pm

Extension madness
Curating and deploying extensions into your modeling workflow is almost like strapping Batman’s utility belt onto SketchUp. Just when you need a grappling hook; it’s there. But there are a TON of SketchUp extensions, so where should you start? What kinds of extensions should you definitely be testing out? Justin Geis is a professional extension sommelier, and will be your guide on this taste-test of some of the most powerful extensions out there.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Geis

Justin Geis

SketchUp Trainer, The SketchUp Essentials
Justin Geis is the founder of The SketchUp Essentials. Justin started using SketchUp as part of his work as a general contractor in 2008. He quickly realized the power of the software and started using it for personal projects. He started The SketchUp Essentials as a place to share easy to follow SketchUp tutorials and tips to help... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Desert Ballroom 9

1:15pm

TestUp: The unit test hackathon
This will be a hands-on working session where we help developers learn about one of the most important tools that we offer developers - TestUp. In the hands-on portion, we’ll show you how to access TestUp via Github, add to the code base, and contribute to our codebase by writing small unit tests and submitting them to our code. Bring your laptops!

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Gully

Nick Gully

Extensibility Engineer, Sketchup
Nick is a graduate of the University of Colorado Architectural Engineering and Computer Science departments. In his career, he has contributed to rendering software and been a laboratory manager in the lighting industry, where he developed instruments and software for photometric... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Thomassen

Thomas Thomassen

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Thomas is a former modelmaker and visualization artist who stumbled into the world of SketchUp in 2007. After writing a number of Ruby extension to avoid doing any hard work himself he's now working hard for SketchUp on the Extensibility Team maintaining the APIs and developer community... Read More →
avatar for Jin Yi

Jin Yi

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Jin Yi has been part of the Extensibility team for little over a year. He is still learning the ins and outs of the API. Got tips and tricks, let him know.


Monday September 24, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Director Suite 2

1:15pm

Smart modeling for complex construction documents
Back by popular demand and updated for 2018!
Intimidated by the idea of using SketchUp and LayOut to design and document a complex, custom home? Overwhelmed by the endless number of extensions available? Learn how to manage a complex project using multiple model references and minimal extensions. Then, define a level of detail that enables fast design changes throughout the life of your project. Use templates and scrapbooks in ways in which you’ve never thought of before. Produce beautiful section cuts, floor plans, and details of your SketchUp models that look great and communicate clearly from schematic design, all the way through construction documentation.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Donley

Matt Donley

SketchUp Guru, MasterSketchUp.com
Matt Donley is the owner of MasterSketchUp.com, the author of SketchUp to LayOut, and co-author of SketchUp and LayOut for Architecture. He has been teaching SketchUp since 2012 through his online tutorials, as well as in person training. With a background in carpentry and project engineering, he appreciates how SketchUp can be used at any level of detail and can be a flexible tool for visualizing any thought or i... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Sonder

Nicholas Sonder

Owner, Nicholas Sonder Architect
Nick Sonder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has more than twenty-three years experience practicing as a licensed Architect in California. Nick’s work is primarily focused on custom residential design in the Sierra Mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe region. He has been using... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom A

3:00pm

Better buildings with Sefaira
Sefaira is a powerful building performance modeling program that enables architects and engineers to quantify how early design decisions can affect energy use, building operating costs, and daylighting. This class will focus on how to use Sefaira for SketchUp to understand building performance in order to guide your design decisions. You’ll get hands-on with Sefaira, learn the interface, find out how to prepare a SketchUp model for analysis, and practice the basics of building science and strategies.
*Note: Prior to class, students should download the Sefaira for SketchUp extension. Students will be provided with a license username and password at the beginning of class.

Speakers
avatar for Hariharan Natarajan

Hariharan Natarajan

Customer Success Manager, SketchUp
Sketchup, Building Performance, Energy Efficiency, Customer Success


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom K

3:00pm

Principles of professional presentations
When working in a professional design environment, it’s not just the quality of the model, but also how it’s presented that can win over the client. In this session, Liam Keating – a Graphic Designer at Volvo and a freelance design and publishing specialist – will take you through the steps to prepare your material and present it in a compelling (read: completely awesome) manner, both for print and screen-based presentations. Learn the principles of presentation design, adaptive design (in principle and practice), and dealing with multiple outputs. Liam will also introduce you to the different tools and platforms available, and the cost to users (covering tools like InDesign, Photoshop, Keynote, and even Word). This class is aimed at people with at least a working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Keating

Liam Keating

Graphic Designer, Robots V Dinosaurs
Liam is a designer and illustrator based in Sweden and the UK. Previously, Liam has worked as Programme Manager for Condé Nast in London,  responsible for the roll-out of the publishers' titles on multiple platforms and devices. Working across twelve magazines including GQ, WIRED... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Desert Ballroom 3

3:00pm

Take what you need: Tricks for the 3D Warehouse
3D Warehouse is the best place on the Internet to find useful 3D models. But to get the most out of 3D Warehouse models you download, you’ll need to make smart choices and even adopt a few best practices for modifying objects. This session will cover the best practices of 3D Warehouse curation and utilization: component reloading, importing textures, scaling, and several other model mastery tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Owner | Designer | Trainer, SketchUpTrainer.com
Daniel Brown has been a designer, 3D modeling specialist and SketchUp trainer since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp Trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D.com and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, he has taught thousands design professional around the world. Based in Philadelphia, he teaches 2-day workshops throughout the country as well as offer online and private training... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Desert Ballroom 9
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Meet and greet with other Basecampers over coffee, bagels, and eggs before the fun starts at the JW Marriott!

Tuesday September 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Springs Patio

8:45am

UI/UX best practices
Content for this session will be announced at a future date.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend

Speakers
avatar for Vixay Sysouthavongsa

Vixay Sysouthavongsa

SketchUp
Vixay Sysouthavongsa is the lead UX designer on SketchUp’s supporting products such as the 3D Warehouse, Extension Warehouse, Mobile, and VR views applications.  He has been with SketchUp for the past 2 years and has brought with him 12 years of UX experience from various startups... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Thomassen

Thomas Thomassen

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Thomas is a former modelmaker and visualization artist who stumbled into the world of SketchUp in 2007. After writing a number of Ruby extension to avoid doing any hard work himself he's now working hard for SketchUp on the Extensibility Team maintaining the APIs and developer community... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am
Director Suite 2

8:45am

Introduction to modeling with components
If you want to be any good at SketchUp, a solid understanding of components is not just a good idea, it is imperative. We’ll take a deep dive into nested components and explore a few different approaches you might take when organizing your models. We’ll also explore cutting (i.e. window) components and where they do (and don’t) work best.

Speakers
avatar for Tyson Kartchner

Tyson Kartchner

Training Manager, SketchUp
I've been part of the SketchUp team for almost 15 years, it's been a great ride. Happy to talk about SketchUp or my personal YouTube journey as GeeksWoodShop, where I create tackle woodworking, furniture, cosplay, and of course, SketchUp projects.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Springs Ballroom D

8:45am

Mixed-up media: Hybrid drawing workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

In this (very) hands-on workshop, participants will draw along with Jim Leggitt, who will be projecting live images of his drawing surface using an overhead HD camera. Participants will work through several quick drawing exercises giving them first-hand experience with various hybrid methods such as "overlay and trace,” “composite scan drawing,” and "print composite drawing.” Each exercise will be based on SketchUp models. Participants do not need to bring anything to this session; graphic supplies will be provided. No need to bring computers to this session!

NOTE: Due to the nature of this class, seating is limited to ONLY 40 people. Attendees will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Leggitt

Jim Leggitt

Architect, Leggitt Studio LLC
Architect, educator, urban planner, and professional illustrator, Jim Leggitt, FAIA is based in Denver, Colorado.  He is principal of Leggitt Studio and offers drawing seminars and design visualization workshops at AIA National Conventions, regional and local conferences, universities... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Springs Ballroom K

8:45am

Organic modeling: Create fantastic shapes
We all know (and love) that SketchUp makes drawing straight edges and flat surfaces a snap. There is, however, another side of SketchUp… a smooth, flowing side where curves and rolling surfaces don’t just exist but thrive. Come to learn and practice the native tools and free extensions that you can use to create organic shapes in SketchUp.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Dietzen

Aaron Dietzen

SketchUp Guy, Trimble SketchUp
If you have watched SketchUp Live, any of the Skill Builder videos, or been on the SketchUp forum, it's pretty obvious that Aaron likes talking about SketchUp! As a SketchUp employee for two years with more than a decade in the software, Aaron is not just a Trimble employee, but a... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Desert Ballroom 3

8:45am

Playing well with others: SketchUp and CAD
Let’s face it: you live in a world where CAD files must import into SketchUp. And sometimes the result isn’t exactly pretty. Working with other people’s CAD files is a reality. In this class, we’ll work on common practices for cleaning up CAD imports, methods for creating SketchUp geometry from CAD linework, and -- perhaps, most important -- how to prep a CAD file before you bring it into SketchUp. And yes, we’ll also cover exporting your SketchUp model in formats such as .DWG, .DXF, .IFC and even .JPG, .PNG, and .PDF. (Yeah, those matter too!)

Speakers
avatar for Trent Cito

Trent Cito

QA - PM Importers/Exporters, Trimble SketchUp
Trent Cito is a 3D QA test engineer for the SketchUp / LayOut team and has been with SketchUp for the past 3 years. He is a creative, easy going Colorado native who enjoys everything 3D. His passions include hanging out with his family, art, rendering, hiking, riding dirt bikes... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Desert Ballroom 9

8:45am

Introduction to LayOut
Matt Donley, author of SketchUp to LayOut, will teach beginners how to use LayOut to turn a 3D model into a 2D presentation. Dimensions, labels, and annotations will be added to create a detailed construction document, and you’ll explore best practices for preparing your model for LayOut using Scenes. Walk away with a solid understanding of how LayOut can help you communicate your 3D designs.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Donley

Matt Donley

SketchUp Guru, MasterSketchUp.com
Matt Donley is the owner of MasterSketchUp.com, the author of SketchUp to LayOut, and co-author of SketchUp and LayOut for Architecture. He has been teaching SketchUp since 2012 through his online tutorials, as well as in person training. With a background in carpentry and project engineering, he appreciates how SketchUp can be used at any level of detail and can be a flexible tool for visualizing any thought or i... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom A

8:45am

SketchUp workflows for interior designers
Interior designers who know the basics of SketchUp often struggle to follow a clear workflow from the start of a project to presenting their ideas. Tammy will share the workflow she uses in her own interior design practice – with a focus on model organization and documentation (with LayOut!)

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Cody

Tammy Cody

Owner, SketchUp for Interior Designers
Tammy Cody is an interior designer and instructor specializing in design documentation and 3D visualization. She runs SketchUp for Interior Designers where she helps other designers learn SketchUp specific to the interior design workflow. She teaches online and at live trainings throughout the country. Tammy is also the owner of Cody Design Studio, her interior design practice in San Luis Obispo, California. Tammy enjoys just ab... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 1

8:45am

The complete introduction to SketchUp (Day 2)
If you’re coming to 3D Basecamp to learn SketchUp from scratch (or close to it), this is the course for you. No need to decide which sessions to attend, because this is two full days of everything you need to become the SketchUpper that your friends and colleagues will come to for advice! Taught by Alex Oliver of SketchUpSchool.com, this course is designed and paced for true beginners. You can expect to cover drawing fundamentals, model organization, styling, and even a few advanced techniques. More to the point: you will leave capable of jumping right into your next SketchUp project with the confidence you need to do great work.
[Day 2 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Alex Oliver

Alex Oliver

Founder & Lead Instructor, SketchUp School
Alex Oliver is the Founder & Lead Instructor for SketchUp School - the place where professionals go when they're serious about learning SketchUp. Since 2005, Alex and his team have taught SketchUp to over 25,000 professionals around the world via SketchUp School's online Video Co... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:45am - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom F

9:30am

Developer community
SketchUp developers are superstars in our eyes. Let’s talk about this amazing community we have, and what the SketchUp team can do to offer more support to our favorite SketchUp users - the developers!

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fullmer

Chris Fullmer

Head Cheerleader, SketchUp Extensibility
Chris Fullmer is a long-time SketchUp community member and extension developer. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley respectively. He worked in the field of landscape architecture and city planning for 10 years before... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Director Suite 2

10:30am

Extension Warehouse update
The Extension Warehouse team has been very busy working on some major updates. This session will cover what we’ve been working on and how it impacts the developers that are currently using Extension Warehouse as well as those that are interested in learning more about what these new changes will offer developers.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fullmer

Chris Fullmer

Head Cheerleader, SketchUp Extensibility
Chris Fullmer is a long-time SketchUp community member and extension developer. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley respectively. He worked in the field of landscape architecture and city planning for 10 years before... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Director Suite 2

10:30am

Lines on paper today, build tomorrow
On the design software spectrum, SketchUp Pro is light-years beyond 2D CAD, yet gracefully falls short of complex, expensive, over-featured BIM. So how do you leverage this sophisticatedly simple software in a predictable way? The newly released second edition of “The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture” outlines a comprehensive system for designing and drafting the built environment using SketchUp Pro, which you’ll see in action during this presentation.Permitting your project doesn't have to be a painful or lengthy process. With the right software, standards, and workflow, you can put lines on paper today so you can build tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Brightman

Michael Brightman

Principal, Brightman Designs
After working for Google as a SketchUp trainer and establishing a successful consulting firm, Mike founded Denver-based Brightman Designs in 2013. At Brightman Designs, Mike’s goal is to provide his clients with core support services based on real-world design expertise, advanced... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom D

10:30am

Organic Modeling: Creating with quads
Quad modeling? Quad meshes? Whether you’ve heard of this terminology or not, you may be interested in this session. A quad mesh is more regular and predictable than triangles, and it provides meshes with directions of flow. This means that tools can follow an edge and you can select loops or rings in a predictable order. The resulting mesh is also easier to map for texturing and can be more effectively smoothed. This makes quad modeling ideal for creating organic or flowing shapes.
This class will cover the basic concepts of quad modeling and help you realize the advantages of quad modeling in SketchUp. We will cover how to use extensions to generate quad meshes that can be adjusted to create smooth, flowing models. See the advantage of modeling with fewer faces to achieve the smoothest geometry possible!

Speakers
avatar for Tyson Kartchner

Tyson Kartchner

Training Manager, SketchUp
I've been part of the SketchUp team for almost 15 years, it's been a great ride. Happy to talk about SketchUp or my personal YouTube journey as GeeksWoodShop, where I create tackle woodworking, furniture, cosplay, and of course, SketchUp projects.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 3

10:30am

SketchUp for 3D printing
We have all heard it said before; SketchUp is great for 3D printing. What is not said, quite so loudly, is that you really need to know what you are doing when you design in SketchUp with the intent to 3D print. No one knows this better than Eric Schimelpfenig! In this hands-on workshop, Eric will walk you through the do's, the don't, and the must haves to make your 3D printing adventure a complete success.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shimelpfenig

Eric Shimelpfenig

SketchUp
Eric started his career designing architectural millwork, furniture and cabinetry. After many years working for wood shops and cabinetry showrooms he founded SketchThis.net with the goal of making it easier for designers to use technology in their businesses. He has worked with Google... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 9

10:30am

SpeedUp: Tips and tricks for faster modelling
If you watch Dave Cooperstein model, you will know that this is a guy that knows how to work in SketchUp quickly and efficiently! Join him in this hands-on workshop as he walks you through his list of tips that will help you work faster and more proficiently in models both large and small. From shortcut keys to proper layering, grouping to extensions, Dave will show you every trick out there to help you speed up your SketchUp workflow!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Cooperstein

Dave Cooperstein

Architect / Senior Creative Designer, PGAV Destinations
As an Architect and Senior Creative Designer at PGAV Destinations, a world-class design firm that specializes in themed attractions and destination experiences, Dave is part of PGAV’s core 3D visualization team, developing new ways to explore the design process using professional... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom K

11:15am

SketchUp’s Github projects
We have a number of open-source projects that we curate on Github. This will be a hands-on working session where we help developers learn about one of the most important tools that we offer developers - TestUp. In the hands-on portion, we’ll show you how to access TestUp via Github, add to the code base, and contribute to our codebase by writing small unit tests and submitting them to our code.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Gully

Nick Gully

Extensibility Engineer, Sketchup
Nick is a graduate of the University of Colorado Architectural Engineering and Computer Science departments. In his career, he has contributed to rendering software and been a laboratory manager in the lighting industry, where he developed instruments and software for photometric... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Thomassen

Thomas Thomassen

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Thomas is a former modelmaker and visualization artist who stumbled into the world of SketchUp in 2007. After writing a number of Ruby extension to avoid doing any hard work himself he's now working hard for SketchUp on the Extensibility Team maintaining the APIs and developer community... Read More →
avatar for Jin Yi

Jin Yi

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Jin Yi has been part of the Extensibility team for little over a year. He is still learning the ins and outs of the API. Got tips and tricks, let him know.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Director Suite 2

12:00pm

Lunch
Cool off with an iced tea and join your friends for an extended lunch under the palms.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Springs Patio

1:15pm

Create amazing details in SketchUp
Are you ready to impress your sub-contractors? With amazing SketchUp details, the thing gets built the way you drew it: no questions asked… well, fewer questions asked. In this hands-on workshop, Nick Sonder will lead you through a unique way to craft 3D details in SketchUp. You’ll walk away having modeled details embedded with material and component data that can be easily notated in LayOut, as well as embedded into scrapbooks for efficient, future re-use.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Sonder

Nicholas Sonder

Owner, Nicholas Sonder Architect
Nick Sonder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has more than twenty-three years experience practicing as a licensed Architect in California. Nick’s work is primarily focused on custom residential design in the Sierra Mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe region. He has been using... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Springs Ballroom G

1:15pm

LayOut for woodworkers
We all know that LayOut is great at creating construction drawings for architectural projects, but how does it work for something smaller? Say you wanted to use LayOut to create a woodworking plan, or maybe an assembly guide? That would lead you down a different path and toward a different workflow. Fortunately, Dave Richards has been doing just this kind of detailed documentation in LayOut for years. Dave will show you how to create proposals, presentations, and construction plans for woodworking projects, as well how to customize LayOut for your own project style and preferences.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Richards

Dave Richards

Dave Richards has been a SketchUp user and teacher for more than a 15 years. He uses SketchUp for a wide variety of projects from tiny medical devices to architectural projects. His primary use is drawing woodworking projects and plans for himself as well as for a number of professional... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Desert Ballroom 3

1:15pm

Match Photo for contractors
Match Photo is a hidden gem in SketchUp! Matt will walk you through how to use Match Photo for presenting and selling design/build project ideas to clients. Understanding its quirks and limitations is key to unlocking and maximizing its capabilities and reaping the benefits of this technique.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson

Author/Producer, The Digital Jobsite on YouTube
Matt Jackson uses the capabilities of SketchUp and PhotoMatch to help potential clients visualize proposed projects and earn contracts that make his residential design/build company The Timber Tailor successful.  He also runs The Digital Jobsite on YouTube with tutorials on how... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Springs Ballroom K

1:15pm

Modeling for prop-making and conceptual design
The speed of modeling and use of components with SketchUp make it a powerful tool for rapidly designing concepts and visuals for feature films. When time is limited, developing an efficient and effective workflow is essential. In this workshop, Chris Rosewarne will demonstrate and teach his approach to prop-making design, utilizing arrays, components, and renders to make short work of exploring and expressing creativity at an extraordinary level of detail in a limited amount of time.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Rosewarne

Chris Rosewarne

Concept Designer, Self Emplyed
Chris Rosewarne is an award-winning concept artist in the film industry, having worked on major motion pictures including Star Wars: Episode VIII, Skyfall, Spectre, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris’s SketchUp expertise extends to hyper-detailed modeling... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Desert Ballroom 1

1:15pm

Extensibility Team office hours
Sign up for one-on-one discussions with members of the Extensibility Team. This time can be used for talking about specific bugs that affect your work, shortcomings in the SketchUp APIs, feature requests, or just buy us that drink you’ve been promising . We will offer 30 minute slots for signups. We’ll be contacting developers who are attending with information on how to sign up before Basecamp begins. If you don’t get a time slot, don’t worry too much about though. we’ll be around and accessible all week.

*Due to the content presented in this session, an NDA will be required of all developers that attend.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Fullmer

Chris Fullmer

Head Cheerleader, SketchUp Extensibility
Chris Fullmer is a long-time SketchUp community member and extension developer. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and UC Berkeley respectively. He worked in the field of landscape architecture and city planning for 10 years before... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gully

Nick Gully

Extensibility Engineer, Sketchup
Nick is a graduate of the University of Colorado Architectural Engineering and Computer Science departments. In his career, he has contributed to rendering software and been a laboratory manager in the lighting industry, where he developed instruments and software for photometric... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Thomassen

Thomas Thomassen

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Thomas is a former modelmaker and visualization artist who stumbled into the world of SketchUp in 2007. After writing a number of Ruby extension to avoid doing any hard work himself he's now working hard for SketchUp on the Extensibility Team maintaining the APIs and developer community... Read More →
avatar for Jin Yi

Jin Yi

Software Engineer, SketchUp
Jin Yi has been part of the Extensibility team for little over a year. He is still learning the ins and outs of the API. Got tips and tricks, let him know.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Director Suite 2

1:15pm

Simplifying Arch Viz: The art of using Sketchup & Photoshop to create beautiful illustrations
The range of software and extensions available for visualizing the built environment can be overwhelming. Scott Baumberger of Baumberger Studio is here to teach you how simplifying your workflow to just SketchUp and Photoshop can result in imagery that is effective, flexible and beautiful. The session will cover setting up your SketchUp model for efficient exporting, lighting, layer management, digital painting, and composition techniques. This workshop is hands-on, walking you through the workflow from start to finish. And yes, SketchUp and Photoshop are required!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Baumberger

Scott Baumberger

Baumberger Studio
Scott Baumberger leads Baumberger Studio, an independent architectural illustration studio located in Portland, Oregon. With 20+ years of experience, Scott’s portfolio includes projects around the world for many of the most recognized firms in the industry. Using a workflow that... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom A

1:15pm

SketchUp for builders
If you’re a builder, or if you collaborate with them at any point in your workflow, then you need to check out this hands-on workshop! John Brock has been a designer/builder for over 20 years and he wants to show you how he does it with SketchUp. From initial site modeling to finish details, John will walk you through his entire workflow including estimating and takeoff generation!

Speakers
avatar for John Brock

John Brock

Owner, Estimator for SketchUp, LLC
John graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 and has been in the construction business his entire career.  For the last 21 years he has run his own custom home design/build firm.  An avid 3D modeling enthusiast, John builds highly-detailed 3D models... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom D

3:00pm

Animation in SketchUp
Looking for a class that will really move you? How about a class that will show you how to move your SketchUp models? Join Matt Chambers as he walks you through popular use cases for 3D animation such as sequencing, simulation, and walkthroughs. The meat of this workshop will be spent learning and practicing workflows for creating scene-based animations with native tools, as well as extension-powered object-based animation that literally brings your SketchUp models to life.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

Aldevron
Matt Chambers holds degrees in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from North Dakota State University as well an MLA from the University of Minnesota.  Matt is an operations and communications professional for Aldevron, a biologics manufacturing organization with loc... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom G

3:00pm

Gateway to extensions
Have you ever noticed tools on your neighbor’s SketchUp window that you don’t see in your own Large Tool Set, and the thought of adding extensions sounds intimidating? If the answer is yes, let Justin be your guide to the essentials of installing extra tools into SketchUp. In this workshop, he’ll introduce you to simple extensions like Selection Toys, DropGC, and PathCopy, and talk about all the amazing things extensions can do. Justin is also leading an intermediate level workshop called Extension madness, but this workshop is aimed at beginners who are looking for a gentle way to be ushered through the Gateway to Extensions!

Speakers
avatar for Justin Geis

Justin Geis

SketchUp Trainer, The SketchUp Essentials
Justin Geis is the founder of The SketchUp Essentials. Justin started using SketchUp as part of his work as a general contractor in 2008. He quickly realized the power of the software and started using it for personal projects. He started The SketchUp Essentials as a place to share easy to follow SketchUp tutorials and tips to help... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Desert Ballroom 1

3:00pm

Rogue construction documents
Creating construction documentation is a time-consuming, expensive process, right? Not if you are a SketchUp rogue like Gregg Hammond! Join Gregg as he shows you the secrets of great-looking, uber-communicative construction documents in SketchUp and LayOut. Learn to optimize your workflow by working in black and white, with 2D geometry, and with imported resources to speed up the documentation workflow and save yourself time and money.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Hammond

Gregg Hammond

OWNER, GREGG HAMMOND DESIGN AND DRAFTING
Gregg Hammond has been operating as an independent Residential Building Designer and Draftsman since the early 90’s. Additionally, he has also personally designed and built custom homes.  For the past several years he has been producing custom residential 3D models and Construction... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Desert Ballroom 9

3:00pm

Ruby scripting 101: Code your own SketchUp tools
Have you ever wanted SketchUp to do something, but can’t find a native tool or extension to achieve it? Begin your scripting journey in this workshop, and you’ll be on the path to creating your own 3D modeling tools using the SketchUp Ruby API. Taught by members of the SketchUp extensibility team, this class will offer a brief introduction to the Ruby programming language, getting-started exercises for writing SketchUp extensions, and resources for building your coding skills in SketchUp after 3D Basecamp.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Schreyer

Alex Schreyer

Senior Lecturer / Author, University of Massachusetts
As a faculty member in both the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program and the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts (UMass Amherst), Mr. Schreyer has been teaching classes in digital design, BIM (Building Information Modeling), and digital fabrication... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Springs Ballroom K

4:30pm

Trail Mixer Happy Hour
Get registration out of the way and join us for the Trail Mixer happy hour. Take advantage of the 'SketchUp Campground' photo opp, get to know our awesome vendors, or head outside to play cornhole, giant Jenga, and other fun yard games with fellow Basecampers.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Springs Patio
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Meet and greet with other Basecampers over coffee, bagels, and eggs before the fun starts at the JW Marriott!

Wednesday September 26, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Springs Patio

9:00am

3D Basecamp Kickoff and Keynote
Kick off a legendary week of 3D Basecamp with a warm welcome and keynote presentation by animatronics expert and myth-buster Grant Imahara. From working on special effects for blockbusters like The Matrix and Star Wars, to exploding urban legends on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Grant knows a thing or two about bringing incredible ideas to life. Gather around the campfire and get inspired!


Wednesday September 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Desert Ballroom 7
  • Skill Level All

10:45am

Big CAD in SketchUp
What does it look like to deploy SketchUp on a $300 million project? What about switching a $300 million business from traditional CAD to SketchUp? Duane Addy creates customized, efficient, and scalable workflows that turn your favorite 3D modeler into an enterprise-charged design platform that churns out better work faster, and at a lower cost. If you work with people who assume that SketchUp can’t do the heavy lifting of ‘Big CAD,’ this session will prove that that SketchUp isn’t just capable of large-scale projects, it shines when pushed to scale.

Speakers
avatar for Duane Addy

Duane Addy

Creative Director, Jayman Built
After graduating the 4 yr. Architectural Technology program at Fanshawe in 1996, Duane has built a 25-year career within the building industry starting at the age of 18 as a framer which eventually evolved after graduation into several levels of design/construction management. This... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom G

10:45am

Constructability modeling
“Constructability is a project management technique to review construction processes from start to finish during pre-construction phase. It is to identify obstacles before a project is actually built to reduce or prevent errors, delays, and cost overruns.” - Wikipedia
John Brock will show you how he uses SketchUp to do a “constructability review.” You’ll see how he reviews 2D plans and specifications, generates 3D models to “build” it before he builds, and identifies potential issues at the start. See how pre-construction planning will save money and time!

Speakers
avatar for John Brock

John Brock

Owner, Estimator for SketchUp, LLC
John graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 and has been in the construction business his entire career.  For the last 21 years he has run his own custom home design/build firm.  An avid 3D modeling enthusiast, John builds highly-detailed 3D models... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom H

10:45am

Experience design: Creating a large-scale exhibit
The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show is world’s largest such exhibition, attracting 250,000 visitors who were all greeted by an amazing audience experience designed in SketchUp. In this session, you’ll learn how SketchUp and LayOut were used in a highly collaborative process to integrate architecture, landscape architecture, floral design, lighting, and water effects.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Owner | Designer | Trainer, SketchUpTrainer.com
Daniel Brown has been a designer, 3D modeling specialist and SketchUp trainer since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp Trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D.com and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, he has taught thousands design professional around the world. Based in Philadelphia, he teaches 2-day workshops throughout the country as well as offer online and private training... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom D

10:45am

Into the 4th Dimension: Introducing 4D workflow
https://youtu.be/xiGRw715Qz8
M Moser Associates use an integrated process to take iconic workplaces and corporate campuses from concept to completion, their approach is “Build everything virtually before building anything in reality”. The M Moser team will use a number of global projects as case studies to guide you through an integrated ‘4D' methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Corley

Charles Corley

Director, Organisational Development, M Moser Associates
Charles Corley, an American architect, has 33 years of experience and has lived and worked in Asia for 26 of those years where he has been the country head of office in several countries. He has been with M Moser since 2003.The Organisational Development team achieves continual improvement... Read More →
avatar for Jason Li

Jason Li

Associate, Organizational Development, M Moser Associates
Jason joined M Moser in 2014, as a key member of our Organisational Development, his R&D direction focus on Virtual Design & Construction: M Moser enabled the capability to build virtually even far before we starting construction, to test & to gain further understanding of design... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 1

10:45am

Lateral thinking: How to build the impossible in SketchUp
What do you do when someone puts a sketch of a turtle-shaped restaurant on your desk… or a circular, spiraling space frame observation tower… and asks you to build it in SketchUp?
By harnessing the power of lateral thinking, you can build just about anything using SketchUp. When Push-Pull and Follow Me won’t get you there, lateral thinking forces you to invent a new approach to modeling, approaching problems in an indirect way, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious or obtainable by traditional step-by-step logic. This is how you open up a new world of possibilities in SketchUp.
This presentation will look at several real-world examples of lateral thinking in the context of themed attraction and experiential design, demonstrating the unique approach, methods, techniques, and tools required for lateral thinking in 3D.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Cooperstein

Dave Cooperstein

Architect / Senior Creative Designer, PGAV Destinations
As an Architect and Senior Creative Designer at PGAV Destinations, a world-class design firm that specializes in themed attractions and destination experiences, Dave is part of PGAV’s core 3D visualization team, developing new ways to explore the design process using professional... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom F

10:45am

New trends in hybrid visualization
There is an immense variety of communication options available to designers, ranging from traditional hand drawings (pencil on paper) to amazing hybrid renderings entirely created on an iPad with an Apple pencil. A common thread of these workflows is the integrated use of SketchUp modeling. In this session, Jim Leggitt will review different visualization methods, comment on the strengths and appropriate use cases for each, and step-through the workflow for using SketchUp linework as a complement for hybrid visualizations.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Leggitt

Jim Leggitt

Architect, Leggitt Studio LLC
Architect, educator, urban planner, and professional illustrator, Jim Leggitt, FAIA is based in Denver, Colorado.  He is principal of Leggitt Studio and offers drawing seminars and design visualization workshops at AIA National Conventions, regional and local conferences, universities... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom A

10:45am

Robots vs. dinosaurs: Amazing illustrations with SketchUp
What is the role of SketchUp and 3D modeling in modern graphic design and illustration? Liam Keating is a designer and illustrator who uses SketchUp as a 3D aide in his everyday workflow. Mining and modeling his subject matter to an extraordinary level of detail, Liam creates digital illustrations that have been featured in a variety of print and digital publications. In this session, Liam will explore his discovery and research, modeling technique, image composition, and post-processing.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Keating

Liam Keating

Graphic Designer, Robots V Dinosaurs
Liam is a designer and illustrator based in Sweden and the UK. Previously, Liam has worked as Programme Manager for Condé Nast in London,  responsible for the roll-out of the publishers' titles on multiple platforms and devices. Working across twelve magazines including GQ, WIRED... Read More →



Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 9

10:45am

SketchUp at all scales of city planning
For many in the world of GIS, planning, and urban design, SketchUp has solidified itself in the “City Planner’s Toolbox.” In this session, Houseal Lavigne Associates, recipient of a 2014 APA Planning Excellence Award, will highlight SketchUp’s value for conveying planning recommendations, principles, and regulation compliance. Discussing the basics and teasing the advanced, Devin and Nik will demonstrate how to work between SketchUp and... GIS, CityEngine, AutoCAD, Unreal Engine, and Adobe Creative Cloud (to name a few). Aside from being exposed to SketchUp best practices across more workflows than we can list, you’ll also be exposed to true masters of the craft in action.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolas Davis

Nikolas Davis

Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Nik brings over 10 years of professional design and planning experience to Houseal Lavigne Associates and as a Principal, he manages much of the firm’s versatile studio work, as well as hones skill specializations in urban design, planning, geo-design, landscape architecture, site... Read More →
avatar for Devin Lavigne

Devin Lavigne

Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Devin is a Principal and Cofounder of Houseal Lavigne Associates with special expertise in urban design, land-use and planning, 3D and development visualization, and GIS. Devin is an industry leader in graphics, design, visualization, and related emerging technologies. Devin has presented... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 12

10:45am

What’s next for augmented reality, survey, and site design?
Augmented reality brings virtual content into the context of the world around us. But how will this technology play out in the fields of survey, planning, and site design? Trimble is undertaking an Early Engagement Program with customers using a prototype outdoor augmented reality system, SiteVision, that uses the latest smartphone technology from Google with Trimble’s Catalyst GNSS receiver to produce high accuracy outdoor augmented reality. Think of your SketchUp models virtually represented in a real-world context at survey-grade accuracy. This session will offer a preview of using centimeter accuracy GNSS with Google’s ARCore technology so that building and landscape models can be automatically geo-referenced on site for client and contractor engagement, improving communication and collaboration between all parties.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Harrington

Melissa Harrington

Trimble
Mel Harrington joined Trimble in 2016 as a Product Applications Engineer as part of the Rotational Development Program. In this role, Mel has rotated through various roles, including technical support with the Sketchup Knowledge Team. Mel currently fills a technical sales role within... Read More →
avatar for Kate Radley

Kate Radley

Product Manager, SketchUp
Kate joined Trimble in 2016, holding positions in the Geospatial, Civil Engineering & Construction, and Mixed Reality divisions before finding her calling in the Architecture & Design division. Kate currently manages the XR SketchUp Viewer products focused on bringing SketchUp models... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Santa Rosa Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Cool off with an iced tea and join your friends for an extended lunch under the palms.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Springs Patio

12:50pm

Lumion VR
Lumion gives users real-time feedback while they prepare non-realtime presentations materials like stills, animations, virtual tours, and VR (virtual reality).  Lumion VR fits in where less polished real-time VR falls short.  During this presentation, you will understand the capabilities of Lumion VR and get a chance to take a look through the googles yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Brightman

Michael Brightman

Principal, Brightman Designs
After working for Google as a SketchUp trainer and establishing a successful consulting firm, Mike founded Denver-based Brightman Designs in 2013. At Brightman Designs, Mike’s goal is to provide his clients with core support services based on real-world design expertise, advanced... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 12:50pm - 1:10pm
Knowledge Cafe
  • Skill Level All

1:15pm

Behind the curtain: 3D modeling for concept art
Concept art is the illustrative practice of producing visuals and designs for things that haven't been made or seen; they exist only in the script or in the director’s head until one puts pen to paper. It’s the job of the concept artist to extrapolate these ideas and turn them into a design or visual.
In this session, award-winning concept artist Chris Rosewarne will explore his portfolio of concept art in the context of visualization, production design, and prop making for major motion pictures. Chris will also highlight several of the SketchUp, rendering, and animation techniques that set his work apart.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Rosewarne

Chris Rosewarne

Concept Designer, Self Emplyed
Chris Rosewarne is an award-winning concept artist in the film industry, having worked on major motion pictures including Star Wars: Episode VIII, Skyfall, Spectre, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris’s SketchUp expertise extends to hyper-detailed modeling... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springs Ballroom H

1:15pm

HP VR & Trilogy Partners – Connecting Clients with Design (Sponsored by HP)
HP introduces innovative commercial VR solutions used by Trilogy Partners for ground-breaking residential architecture and construction.  Trilogy Partners demonstrates Sketchup VR workflows that connect client ambitions and construction realities, assuring intimate alignment between client expectations and results at every stage of design and construction.  Numerous examples are provided to illustrate the benefits of real-time, interactive VR throughout project stages.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rath

Michael Rath

Managing Partner, Trilogy Partners, L.L.C.
Michael Rath has been designing and building homes for over twenty years. During the last economic recession, he asked what he could do to insulate himself and his company from downswings in the economy while keeping clients as the #1 priority. Enter SketchUp. Enter the most comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Scott Rawlings

Scott Rawlings

Worldwide XR Marketing, HP
Scott has pursued a life-long passion for enabling creative expression through technology.  He’s worked with teams who pioneered flight simulation, non-linear video and multi-media, human-computer interaction for creative professionals, and virtual and mixed reality for a wide... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Santa Rosa Ballroom

1:15pm

Modeling infrastructure in SketchUp
We all know that SketchUp is a fantastic solution for architectural design, but did you know that it does an incredible job of modeling and planning infrastructure projects? Join our resident SketchUp Yoda -- a.k.a. Daniel Tal -- as he walks through some of his favorite engineering projects: bridges, roadways, and power plants. You’ll leave with an understanding of the role SketchUp plays in large infrastructure projects. As always with Daniel’s work, you’ll also get a peek at a brilliant mix of extension-based workflows you can bring to your own work.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Altschuld

Jon Altschuld

Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect with over 10 years of experience in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes, and transportation planning. Throughout his career, Jon has become an expert on 3D modeling, visualization... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Tal

Daniel Tal

Owner / Landscape Archiect / Author, PlaceMaker
Daniel Tal, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect with over twenty years of experience and a 3D modeling and visualization expert. He has authored two books with Wiley and Sons: SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering In SketchUp. Tal runs a 3D modeling, visualization, and BIM studio for Stanley Consultants (a 1,000 person multi-disciplinary engineering firm), provides 3D teaching and consultations and is the tech-editor at large for Landscape Architecture Magazine... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springs Ballroom D

1:15pm

Software to deliverable: A SketchUp landscape workflow
From complex master plans to small park renderings, this presentation is an exploration of 10 years work using SketchUp as foundation for landscape and planning graphics and teaching. Eric will showcase his unique process for moving between hand and digital drawings, both in 2D and 3D formats, seamlessly and with stunning results.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sargeant

Eric Sargeant

Online Training Content Producer, SketchUp
With over 10 years professional experience, Eric Sargeant is a LEED Accredited urban, landscape and graphic designer. He applies his creative and technical background in art and landscape architecture to a variety of project types -- ranging from large mixed-use master plans to intimate... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Desert Ballroom 5

1:15pm

The key to making LayOut your own
Have you ever felt that you could be getting more out of LayOut? Well, the key to getting the most out of LayOut is customizing it to your own personal workflow. Dave Richards will guide you around the LayOut interface, show you how to create custom templates, and help you fine-tune LayOut so it works the way you need it to.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Richards

Dave Richards

Dave Richards has been a SketchUp user and teacher for more than a 15 years. He uses SketchUp for a wide variety of projects from tiny medical devices to architectural projects. His primary use is drawing woodworking projects and plans for himself as well as for a number of professional... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springs Ballroom A

1:15pm

A new generation of tools: Experiencing the first mixed reality multiplex (Sponsored by Kubity)
Great stories start with great ideas. Your ideas. You’ve researched, reflected, and sketched your heart out. Now it’s time to share the vision. Learn how to get your SketchUp in AR/VR on any screen, anywhere! Come join Kubity CEO, Romain Gora, and his team at this hands-on workshop exploring the latest in immersive 3D storytelling technology.

Speakers
avatar for Romain Gora

Romain Gora

CEO, Kubity
Video-games designer turned tech startup CEO, Romain Gora is the co-founder and developer of Kubity; the first mixed reality multiplex.

Sponsors
avatar for KUBITY

KUBITY

KUBITY
Kubity SAS is a software company based in Paris and San Francisco that launched the first mixed reality multiplex, Kubity, to instantly play and share 3D models across multiple devices: desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, augmented reality gear, and virtual reality glasses.


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Desert Ballroom 12

1:15pm

Effective workflows: Rendering large exteriors with V-Ray (Sponsored by Chaos Group)
This workshop will address rendering workflows on large exteriors using the combined power of SketchUp and V-Ray 3.6. We'll focus on creating complex scenes, managing geometry, introducing natural objects, adding realistic lighting, and more. We'll also explore viewport rendering, hybrid rendering, denoising, and cloud rendering techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Product Specialist, Chaos Group
Konstantin joined Chaos Group in 2010 and until 2017 was one of the lead 3D artists and presenters for the company. His past experience as a 3D artist at several production studios brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and a deep knowledge of the production process. Konstantin... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Kozaliev

Ivan Kozaliev

CG Specialist, Chaos Group
Before joining Chaos Group’s team of CG Specialists, Ivan developed a solid background in architecture, participating in various building design projects up to high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. After years in architecture, his passion for 3D prevailed and made visualization his... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom G

1:15pm

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals - Day 1 (Mac OS)
This workshop is built for those who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. Taught by Josh Reilly from SketchUp, this course will revisit the keys to organized and efficient 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics at a slightly accelerated pace compared to The Complete Intro workshop. The fundamentals of SketchUp also include setting your models up for documentation and presentation, so you can expect a brief introduction to LayOut as well. Not sure which class to take? We’ll help you figure it out in Palm Springs!
[Day 1 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Josh Reilly

Josh Reilly

SketchUp Sales Engineer / Trainer, Trimble
Josh's SketchUp journey began with the transition from building physical architectural models in college to spinning them around in pixelated 3D circa 2004. Josh has an Environmental Design / Architecture degree from the University of Colorado and has used SketchUp in small design... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 1

1:15pm

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals - Day 1 (Windows OS)
This workshop is built for practicing modelers who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. We will revisit the keys to organized, fluid, and fast 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics (drawing, components, model organization).
[Day 1 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Larry Zent

Larry Zent

Owner, Design Time, LLC
Larry is the founder and owner of Design Time, LLC with a broad-based background in computer-aided drafting and design. He is recognized as an expert in teaching 3D software. Working throughout the states of Colorado, and Washington. With over 28 years in the design and drafting industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 9

1:15pm

The complete introduction to SketchUp (Part 1)
If you’re coming to 3D Basecamp to learn SketchUp from scratch (or close to it), this is the course for you. No need to decide which sessions to attend, because this course is everything you need to become the SketchUpper that your friends and colleagues will come to for advice! Taught by CHris Dizon from SketchUp, this course is designed and paced for true beginners. You can expect to cover drawing fundamentals, model organization, styling, and even a few advanced techniques. More to the point: you will leave capable of jumping right into your next SketchUp project with the confidence you need to do great work.
[Part 1 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dizon

Chris Dizon

SU God, SketchUp
Chris joined the SketchUp team in its infancy with @Last Software and has found ways to use SketchUp for just about anything. It's also important to note that he thoroughly enjoys scones, coffee, and the Colorado outdoors.


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom F

2:30pm

EDU Ascent: Student Panel
Join the Edu Ascent Competition student finalists as they present their winning SketchUp projects. Ranging from architecture and sustainability to fine art, come see how these aspiring designers are using SketchUp to stand out in their respective fields. 

Katie Ubben: “The Remnants”
“How much of a building can be cut away before it is no longer recognizable? Which pieces or parts should be saved, and how will they be reused? This thesis recognizes the potential for obsolete forms to regain cultural currency. 

Roderick Varh: “Eco-work”
The objective of this project is an attempt to not only provide fun and enjoyable office work spaces but to also create an attractive pedestrian friendly urban environment that interconnects site with city.

Lindsay Rothwell: “Vanitas”
With Vanitas, the classical still life process is inverted by drafting 2D images in a 3D environment and revealing their hidden geometry.

Speakers

Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Santa Rosa Ballroom

2:30pm

Animation in SketchUp
Looking for a class that will really move you? How about a class that will show you how to move your SketchUp models? Join Matt Chambers as he walks you through popular use cases for 3D animation such as sequencing, simulation, and walkthroughs. The meat of this presentation will be spent learning workflows for creating scene-based animations with native tools, as well as extension-powered object-based animation that literally brings your SketchUp models to life.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

Aldevron
Matt Chambers holds degrees in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from North Dakota State University as well an MLA from the University of Minnesota.  Matt is an operations and communications professional for Aldevron, a biologics manufacturing organization with loc... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom H

2:30pm

Crossing the model drop chasm (Sponsored by Evolve Labs)
It has long been a pain point of our industry to bring a SketchUp model into Revit. We have seen tools that convert a SketchUp Mass to a Revit Mass, but never a SketchUp Mass to a Revit Building Information Model. In this session we'll look at how to convert a SketchUp model to real Revit building information model components including walls, doors, windows, roofs, and curtain walls. The biggest win is that we will look at how to do it in your firm’s ecosystem using your SketchUp components and Revit library. Join us as we address a challenge that has plagued many of us for years, as we cross the chasm from SketchUp to Revit.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Allen

Bill Allen

CEO, President, EvolveLAB LLC
Bill Allen is CEO, and President of EvolveLAB, Disrupt Repeat, and On Point Scans. He has over 14 years of experience managing technology for buildings in the AEC industry for cutting-edge firms. Bill has experience lecturing on staff as a College Instructor for the University of... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom D

2:30pm

Exploring interior design choices in SketchUp
One of SketchUp’s not-so-secret powers is helping designers (and clients) understand the choices at hand. Across furniture, finishings, and even basic room layouts, interior designers can use SketchUp to understand and evaluate important decisions and build rapport with clients. Specifically, this session will address the use of scenes, layers, and texture editing for comparing and communicating choices for layouts, furniture specifications, and finishings.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Roskes

Bonnie Roskes

3DVinci.net
Bonnie Roskes is a long-time SketchUp author, trainer, and modeler. Among Bonnie's many instructional materials offered at 3DVinci is the textbook Modeling with SketchUp for Interior Design, in use in many university-level interior design programs throughout the world. She also frequently works with interior designers on a wide range of design projects, from residential to commercial, including event planning and entertainment design... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom A

2:30pm

SketchUp: The centerpoint of communication and fabrication
If you are only using SketchUp to make amazing images of your projects, you are missing out on half of the fun! In fact, SketchUp can help you make models that look great and finished projects that come together perfectly. In this session, Eric will walk through SketchUp’s tools for design communication, prefabrication prep for CNC, and coordinating installation and build-out via detailed project instructions and assembly diagrams. In the process, you’ll get a look at Eric’s experience hacking a SketchUp Arcade Cabinet, a project that fused CNC, Arduino, and the SketchUp API.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shimelpfenig

Eric Shimelpfenig

SketchUp
Eric started his career designing architectural millwork, furniture and cabinetry. After many years working for wood shops and cabinetry showrooms he founded SketchThis.net with the goal of making it easier for designers to use technology in their businesses. He has worked with Google... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Desert Ballroom 5

3:30pm

Snack Break
If there's anything we like as much as 3D modeling, it's snacks. Take a break, grab a snack, and get ready for what's next on the agenda.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Hallway

4:00pm

A SketchUp approach to structural engineering
Can SketchUp be used for structural engineering? In this presentation, we’ll see how David Zachary -- a licensed engineer who uses SketchUp almost exclusively -- collaborates with architects and builders on high-end residential projects. David will overview SketchUp workflows specific to structural engineering that produce highly coordinated, exceedingly accurate, and eye-catching plans that create a complete set of construction documents. This presentation will give an overview of using SketchUp for everything from drafting to detailing, and everything in between including how to improve communication and feedback over long distances. With projects across eight states and three time zones, see how Zachary Engineering is coordinating with architects and builders to ensure plans and projects stay up-to-date and on time.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Sonder

Nicholas Sonder

Owner, Nicholas Sonder Architect
Nick Sonder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has more than twenty-three years experience practicing as a licensed Architect in California. Nick’s work is primarily focused on custom residential design in the Sierra Mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe region. He has been using... Read More →
avatar for David Zachary

David Zachary

Founder, Zachary Engingeering
David K. Zachary, PE is a licensed Civil Engineer in California, Nevada, Hawai‘i, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Arizona.  He is the owner of Zachary Engineering and lives and works in beautiful Lake Tahoe.  He converted entirely to SketchUp in 2009 and has never looked back.  David’s work consists of creating 3D models that are used to create the structural plans for high-end residential homes.  His work integrates directly with the... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom H

4:00pm

All Things SketchUp Viewer
C'mon by for a brief presentation about the latest and greatest updates to our SketchUp Viewer product line. We'll breeze through a couple of product demos for our Mobile and XR apps and spend the remaining time with a town-hall discussion designed to give you the chance to talk about the things you love, the things you hate, and things you think we should do next to deliver even more SketchUppy goodness to those shiny little touch screens and head sets we all love so much.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tadros

Michael Tadros

Product Manager, Trimble Inc.
Mike Tadros is the Product Manager for 3D Warehouse and the SketchUp Viewer app. During his prior tenure as co-founder and president of Igloo Studios, Inc., Mike played an active role in helping dozens of building product manufacturers to create and publish their product catalogs to 3D Warehouse. Mike has been actively teaching AEC industry professionals to... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom G

4:00pm

Business as usual…in SketchUp
Beyond design, how can you use SketchUp to run and market your business? Trilogy Partners is a leading design/build firm from Breckenridge, Colorado that leverages SketchUp for marketing, process and procedure, and client upsell. Erin Pfarr, Director of Business Development, will explore how Trilogy has expanded SketchUp’s role to optimize business performance and establish a ‘blue ocean’ position in the design and construction markets.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Pfarr

Erin Pfarr

Business Development Director, Trilogy Partners
Erin Pfarr started her first business at twenty-one years of age and sold it five years later when she was recruited to work for her alma mater. She ran the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s graduate program at Columbia University, teaching others how to successfully and organically... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom A

4:00pm

Create real-time visuals with Unreal Studio (Sponsored by Unreal Engine)
Unlock a more flexible and immersive presentation experience for your designs using Unreal Studio. Join Daniel Brown as he showcases the new Sketchup exporter for Unreal Engine. You’ll learn how to quickly take your existing SketchUp models and create high-quality, photo-realistic and immersive AR and VR experiences for your designs. Discover how to never bother with render times again by designing in real-time!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Owner | Designer | Trainer, SketchUpTrainer.com
Daniel Brown has been a designer, 3D modeling specialist and SketchUp trainer since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp Trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D.com and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, he has taught thousands design professional around the world. Based in Philadelphia, he teaches 2-day workshops throughout the country as well as offer online and private training... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom D

4:00pm

Virtual collaboration
Virtual 3D mock-ups are created to represent the actual physical mock-up to be constructed later in the project. They are used as a means to coordinate complex details and work out coordination issues prior to the construction of the mock-up. SketchUp allows contractors and designers to collaborate on a common platform and more efficiently resolve issues before building, minimizing impacts to scheduled work. This presentation will highlight the value of creating virtual 3D mock-ups prior to physical mock-ups and show examples of building envelope details and healthcare patient rooms.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Lightfoot

Shannon Lightfoot

VDC Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
As McCarthy’s Virtual Design and Construction Manager, Shannon is responsible for management and implementation technology on construction sites. He leads project teams that create 3D models for site logistics planning, estimating, concrete placement, constructability, and MEPFP... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 5

4:00pm

Workplace Design: Keys to radically improving project workflow that really works
https://youtu.be/xiGRw715Qz8
SketchUp really can be used for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and support downstream workflows to 2D documentation and upstream to 4D/5D/6D BIM activities. M Moser will demonstrate their approach and explain how completely rethinking which teams do what and when can truly optimize an entire workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Corley

Charles Corley

Director, Organisational Development, M Moser Associates
Charles Corley, an American architect, has 33 years of experience and has lived and worked in Asia for 26 of those years where he has been the country head of office in several countries. He has been with M Moser since 2003.The Organisational Development team achieves continual improvement... Read More →
avatar for Jason Li

Jason Li

Associate, Organizational Development, M Moser Associates
Jason joined M Moser in 2014, as a key member of our Organisational Development, his R&D direction focus on Virtual Design & Construction: M Moser enabled the capability to build virtually even far before we starting construction, to test & to gain further understanding of design... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 12

4:00pm

Model along: Building bridges
‘Model Along’ is an entirely new 3D Basecamp session in which you’ll ‘model along’ with Jon Altschuld as he deploys advanced SketchUp techniques to build a detailed suspension bridge. In this first-ever Model Along, Jon’s project will demonstrate pre-modeling strategies; component mirroring, pasting and array techniques; and selected extensions for complex modeling and selections. It all adds up to a highly compelling, efficient end product, and you’re invited to model along, starting with baseline resources and instruction that Jon will provide. Model Alongs are paced to be a continuous workflow meant for attendees to follow. Can you keep up? There’s only one way to find out…

Speakers
avatar for Jon Altschuld

Jon Altschuld

Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect with over 10 years of experience in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes, and transportation planning. Throughout his career, Jon has become an expert on 3D modeling, visualization... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santa Rosa Ballroom

6:30pm

Desert Glow: Party in the Palms! Sponsored by Kubity
Explore all of what Party in the Palms has to offer: This luminous and creative social will feature hidden surprises that are sure to awe and entertain. Listen to live music, participate in interactive art, and enjoy dinner and cocktails poolside. And of course, join the SketchUp Shoot Out! Come early to witness and partake in this annual tradition.

Wednesday September 26, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
JW Pavilion and Grove
 
Thursday, September 27
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Meet and greet with other Basecampers over coffee, bagels, and eggs before the fun starts at the JW Marriott!

Thursday September 27, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Springs Patio

9:00am

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals - Day 2 (Mac OS)
This workshop is built for those who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. Taught by Josh Reilly from SketchUp, this course will revisit the keys to organized and efficient 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics at a slightly accelerated pace compared to The Complete Intro workshop. The fundamentals of SketchUp also include setting your models up for documentation and presentation, so you can expect a brief introduction to LayOut as well. Not sure which class to take? We’ll help you figure it out in Palm Springs!
[Day 2 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Josh Reilly

Josh Reilly

SketchUp Sales Engineer / Trainer, Trimble
Josh's SketchUp journey began with the transition from building physical architectural models in college to spinning them around in pixelated 3D circa 2004. Josh has an Environmental Design / Architecture degree from the University of Colorado and has used SketchUp in small design... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 1

9:00am

SketchUp 201: Revisiting SketchUp fundamentals - Day 2 (Windows OS)
This workshop is built for practicing modelers who want to re-approach the fundamentals of SketchUp as informed beginners. We will revisit the keys to organized, fluid, and fast 3D modeling, covering many of the same topics (drawing, components, model organization).
[Day 2 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Larry Zent

Larry Zent

Owner, Design Time, LLC
Larry is the founder and owner of Design Time, LLC with a broad-based background in computer-aided drafting and design. He is recognized as an expert in teaching 3D software. Working throughout the states of Colorado, and Washington. With over 28 years in the design and drafting industry... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Desert Ballroom 9

9:00am

Smart modeling for complex construction documents
Back by popular demand and updated for 2018!
Intimidated by the idea of using SketchUp and LayOut to design and document a complex, custom home? Overwhelmed by the endless number of extensions available? Learn how to manage a complex project using multiple model references and minimal extensions. Then, define a level of detail that enables fast design changes throughout the life of your project. Use templates and scrapbooks in ways in which you’ve never thought of before. Produce beautiful section cuts, floor plans, and details of your SketchUp models that look great and communicate clearly from schematic design, all the way through construction documentation.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Donley

Matt Donley

SketchUp Guru, MasterSketchUp.com
Matt Donley is the owner of MasterSketchUp.com, the author of SketchUp to LayOut, and co-author of SketchUp and LayOut for Architecture. He has been teaching SketchUp since 2012 through his online tutorials, as well as in person training. With a background in carpentry and project engineering, he appreciates how SketchUp can be used at any level of detail and can be a flexible tool for visualizing any thought or i... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Sonder

Nicholas Sonder

Owner, Nicholas Sonder Architect
Nick Sonder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has more than twenty-three years experience practicing as a licensed Architect in California. Nick’s work is primarily focused on custom residential design in the Sierra Mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe region. He has been using... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom G

9:00am

The complete introduction to SketchUp (Part 2)
If you’re coming to 3D Basecamp to learn SketchUp from scratch (or close to it), this is the course for you. No need to decide which sessions to attend, because this course is everything you need to become the SketchUpper that your friends and colleagues will come to for advice! Taught by Chris Dizon from SketchUp, this course is designed and paced for true beginners. You can expect to cover drawing fundamentals, model organization, styling, and even a few advanced techniques. More to the point: you will leave capable of jumping right into your next SketchUp project with the confidence you need to do great work.
[Part 2 of 2]

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dizon

Chris Dizon

SU God, SketchUp
Chris joined the SketchUp team in its infancy with @Last Software and has found ways to use SketchUp for just about anything. It's also important to note that he thoroughly enjoys scones, coffee, and the Colorado outdoors.


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Springs Ballroom F

9:30am

Build beautiful renders with Lumion Live Sync for SketchUp (Sponsored by Lumion)
Lumion architectural visualization software makes it easy to transform SketchUp models into beautiful images, animations, and 360º panoramas. With the brand new Live Sync for SketchUp functionality, you can see a polished, real-time view of your design in the context of the real world. During this presentation you will learn the capabilities of Lumion and best practices for a seamless SketchUp to Lumion workflow. Now, even more than before, beautiful renders are within your reach.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Brightman

Michael Brightman

Principal, Brightman Designs
After working for Google as a SketchUp trainer and establishing a successful consulting firm, Mike founded Denver-based Brightman Designs in 2013. At Brightman Designs, Mike’s goal is to provide his clients with core support services based on real-world design expertise, advanced... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lumion

Lumion

Act-3D B.V.
Lumion architectural visualization software — used by 63 of the top 100 architect companies in the world — makes it easy to transform CAD models into beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas. Lumion invites people to step inside your model and feel the spaces you designed. Within... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Springs Ballroom H

9:30am

Extension madness
Curating and deploying extensions into your modeling workflow is almost like strapping Batman’s utility belt onto SketchUp. Just when you need a grappling hook; it’s there. But there are a TON of SketchUp extensions, so where should you start? What kinds of extensions should you definitely be testing out? Justin Geis is a professional extension sommelier, and will be your guide on this taste-test of some of the most powerful extensions out there.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Geis

Justin Geis

SketchUp Trainer, The SketchUp Essentials
Justin Geis is the founder of The SketchUp Essentials. Justin started using SketchUp as part of his work as a general contractor in 2008. He quickly realized the power of the software and started using it for personal projects. He started The SketchUp Essentials as a place to share easy to follow SketchUp tutorials and tips to help... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Springs Ballroom A

9:30am

Organic modeling: Create fantastic shapes
We all know (and love) that SketchUp makes drawing straight edges and flat surfaces a snap. There is, however, another side of SketchUp… a smooth, flowing side where curves and rolling surfaces don’t just exist, but thrive. Come to learn all about the native tools and extensions that can be used to create organic shapes in SketchUp.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Dietzen

Aaron Dietzen

SketchUp Guy, Trimble SketchUp
If you have watched SketchUp Live, any of the Skill Builder videos, or been on the SketchUp forum, it's pretty obvious that Aaron likes talking about SketchUp! As a SketchUp employee for two years with more than a decade in the software, Aaron is not just a Trimble employee, but a... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Desert Ballroom 12

9:30am

Using 3D scanners
Want to try a 3D scanner? In this session, you will have the opportunity to trial different Trimble 3D scanners. Everyone will get a chance to use a scanner by dividing the scanners up amongst small groups. We will be demonstrating the Trimble scanners and will discuss their features.

Speakers
avatar for David Burczyk

David Burczyk

Segment Manager, Field Technology Group-Trimble Buildings
David Burczyk is the Segment Manager for scanning, field layout, and mixed reality solutions for the Field Technology Group with Trimble Buildings. With over nineteen years of AEC industry experience promoting technology and collaboration among construction teams, David brings a comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Mitchel Stangl

Mitchel Stangl

Master Planner, Stangl Associates
Mitchel Stangl, a mechanical engineer, with over 37 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of residential, commercial, industrial process projects.  Mitchel is the head bottle washer at Stangl Associates.  Stangl Associates (SA) is an engineering firm focused... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Desert Ballroom 5

9:30am

Mixed-up media: Hybrid drawing workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this (very) hands-on workshop, participants will draw along with Jim Leggitt, who will be projecting live images of his drawing surface using an overhead HD camera. Participants will work through several quick drawing exercises giving them first-hand experience with various hybrid methods such as "overlay and trace,” “composite scan drawing,” and "print composite drawing.” Each exercise will be based on SketchUp models. Participants do not need to bring anything to this session; graphic supplies will be provided. No need to bring computers to this session!

NOTE: Due to the nature of this class, seating is limited to ONLY 40 people. Attendees will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Leggitt

Jim Leggitt

Architect, Leggitt Studio LLC
Architect, educator, urban planner, and professional illustrator, Jim Leggitt, FAIA is based in Denver, Colorado.  He is principal of Leggitt Studio and offers drawing seminars and design visualization workshops at AIA National Conventions, regional and local conferences, universities... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom D

9:30am

Ruby scripting 101: Code your own SketchUp tools
Have you ever wanted SketchUp to do something, but can’t find a native tool or extension to achieve it? Begin your scripting journey in this workshop, and you’ll be on the path to creating your own 3D modeling tools using the SketchUp Ruby API. This class will offer a brief introduction to the Ruby programming language, getting-started exercises for writing SketchUp extensions, and resources for building your coding skills in SketchUp after 3D Basecamp.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Schreyer

Alex Schreyer

Senior Lecturer / Author, University of Massachusetts
As a faculty member in both the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program and the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts (UMass Amherst), Mr. Schreyer has been teaching classes in digital design, BIM (Building Information Modeling), and digital fabrication... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Santa Rosa Ballroom

10:45am

Constructability modeling
“Constructability is a project management technique to review construction processes from start to finish during pre-construction phase. It is to identify obstacles before a project is actually built to reduce or prevent errors, delays, and cost overruns.” - Wikipedia
John Brock will show you how he uses SketchUp to do a “constructability review.” You’ll see how he reviews 2D plans and specifications, generates 3D models to “build” it before he builds, and identifies potential issues at the start. See how pre-construction planning saves money and time!

Speakers
avatar for John Brock

John Brock

Owner, Estimator for SketchUp, LLC
John graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 and has been in the construction business his entire career.  For the last 21 years he has run his own custom home design/build firm.  An avid 3D modeling enthusiast, John builds highly-detailed 3D models... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 12

10:45am

Experience design: Creating a large-scale exhibit
The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show is world’s largest such exhibition, attracting 250,000 visitors who were all greeted by an amazing audience experience designed in SketchUp. In this session, you’ll learn how SketchUp and LayOut were used in a highly collaborative process to integrate architecture, landscape architecture, floral design, lighting, and water effects.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Owner | Designer | Trainer, SketchUpTrainer.com
Daniel Brown has been a designer, 3D modeling specialist and SketchUp trainer since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp Trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D.com and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, he has taught thousands design professional around the world. Based in Philadelphia, he teaches 2-day workshops throughout the country as well as offer online and private training... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom A

10:45am

Modeling from scan data and point clouds with SketchUp
Compiling the vast amount of data collected from 3D scanning into a comprehensive 3D model can be a challenging task. This class provides a quick overview of registering point clouds in Realworks and demonstrates the workflow for modeling point clouds in SketchUp using the plugin Undet. Software and temporary licenses for the class will be available at the Trimble and Undet booths. Participants will need a laptop running Windows (either a Windows laptop or a Mac running bootcamp). Everyone will need to install and activate the software prior to the class.

Speakers
avatar for David Burczyk

David Burczyk

Segment Manager, Field Technology Group-Trimble Buildings
David Burczyk is the Segment Manager for scanning, field layout, and mixed reality solutions for the Field Technology Group with Trimble Buildings. With over nineteen years of AEC industry experience promoting technology and collaboration among construction teams, David brings a comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Mitchel Stangl

Mitchel Stangl

Master Planner, Stangl Associates
Mitchel Stangl, a mechanical engineer, with over 37 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of residential, commercial, industrial process projects.  Mitchel is the head bottle washer at Stangl Associates.  Stangl Associates (SA) is an engineering firm focused... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 5

10:45am

The shining city: Accurate urban modeling for 3D printing
A CITY IS BORN
This is the story of how Swedish 3D modelling studio Holygon used the hidden powers of SketchUp to build Sweden’s largest full-colour 3D-printed city model. Commissioned by the historical city of Landskrona, Holygon modelled a two square kilometre 3D model of the inner city. This challenge putSketchUp into overdrive.

TRUE TO LIFE
With perfectionist attention to detail, Holygon modelled thousands of individually crafted buildings and roofs, a smooth undulating terrain, accurate ground type variation, curbs, roads, lakes, islands, ocean, and five thousand hand-placed trees. All printable solids. The city was then 3D-printed in full-colour stucco as a two square meter 1:1000 scale model. It is now on permanent public display in Landskrona City Hall. Parts of the model will be on display at 3D Basecamp 2018 in Palm Springs.

INNOVATIONS EXPLAINED
Planned, modelled, and produced by Felix Heuman and Anders Lyhagen of Holygon, this presentation explains the challenges and innovations required by a true-to-life city model. Holygon describes how to integrate orthographic photography, a massive 431-million-point lidar point cloud, and custom extensions required for an empirically correct city model, accurate somewhat beyond the necessary.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Holygon’s The Shining City presentation is addressing 3D beginners and professionals alike. Are you fascinated by cities, by architecture, or by complex 3D models? Well – this presentation is for you. Join us now!

TRIMBLE SAYS
“Holygon’s commitment to sharing their knowledge and experience is a hallmark of the SketchUp community. This is one presentation we can’t wait for!”

https://holygon.com

Speakers
avatar for Felix Heuman

Felix Heuman

Lead Designer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Felix Heuman has studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and got a Master of Business Degree from Stockholm School of Economics.Drawing on his knowledge of art history and classical architecture... Read More →
avatar for Anders Lyhagen

Anders Lyhagen

Programmer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Anders Lyhagen has studied computer science, mathematics, and philosophy at Lund University and at Uppsala University. Specializing in developing efficient algorithmic solutions to 3D modeling demands, he has worked as a professional programmer since 2010. Together... Read More →



Thursday September 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom H

12:00pm

Lunch
Cool off with an iced tea and join your friends for an extended lunch under the palms.

Thursday September 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Springs Patio

12:50pm

Interactive photorealistic rendering and animation with ProWalker GPU
ProWalker GPU is a companion plugin to SU Podium which integrates Podium’s easy-to-use interface with NVIDIA’s powerful Iray render engine.  ProWalker uses your NVIDIA GPU to deliver a fast, interactive, photorealistic rendering and animation plugin for SketchUp.  This presentation will explain how ProWalker can complement and expand upon Podium’s capabilities with several examples of still visualization, animated camera fly-through videos, and a live demonstration to illustrate the plugin’s fluid, iterative approach to rendering.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Slick

Justin Slick

Cadalog, Inc
Justin has been with the SU Podium team at Cadalog, Inc. for five years as a Product Manager, designer, and technical communicator.  He spends his days working on documentation, training material, outreach, and web development.  His goal is to continuously learn new ways to design... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 12:50pm - 1:10pm
Knowledge Cafe
  • Skill Level All

1:15pm

Architectural blogging: The good, the bad, and the crazy
Social media isn't going away, and for most architects, it might even seem like a waste of company time and resources. In this presentation, Dallas Architect Bob Borson will discuss how starting his blog 'Life of an Architect' has been a fundamental tool for business development, along with anecdotal examples of the pros and cons of what you should be aware of as you start your own journey into digital communication.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Borson

Bob Borson

Architect, Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
Bob Borson, FAIA is a principal of Malone Maxwell Borson Architects, Inc. a full-service architectural firm based in Dallas, Texas.  Since 1992 MMBA has specialized in the design of retail and commercial interiors, single and multifamily homes, and corporate marketing centers... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Desert Ballroom 12

1:15pm

Massive model management
Dr Matthew Nicholls teaches ancient history at Reading University in the UK, where he has been working on a large-scale digital model of ancient Rome built in SketchUp. Researching, creating, and managing a city-scale model has thrown up a number of challenges. In this talk, Matthew will cover some of his workflows for modelling on a huge scale, including importing and working with mapping resources, creating and editing a large terrain model, working with plugins and shortcuts for creating (lots of) buildings, file and content management, working with groups and layers, and planning to match modelling input and organisation to desired output.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Nicholls

Matthew Nicholls

Professor of Classics, University of Reading
Dr. Matthew Nicholls is a historian of ancient Rome in the Department of Classics in the University of Reading, England. His work with digital modeling for research, teaching, and outreach has won various awards  He works with SketchUp as a Visiting Professional helping to int... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Desert Ballroom 5

1:15pm

SketchUp stories: From construction logistics to crime scene recreation
From crashes to crime scenes, 3D models are an important tool for understanding what happened and why. This presentation will lay out the workflow for using SketchUp as a tool to understand and communicate key issues in litigation such as location, trajectory, and visibility. This session will include insight into data sources, point clouds, presentation strategies, and admissibility.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen

Principal, Fat Pencil Studio
Joshua Cohen founded Fat Pencil Studio in 2004 with the idea that the world could use a little more perspective. With degrees in architecture and civil engineering, he brings an artistic flair to even the most technical projects. Joshua uses SketchUp as a design thinking tool to help transportation, construction and legal pr... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springs Ballroom A

1:15pm

Trading up: Migrating your company from AutoCAD to SketchUp
Are you using SketchUp only here and there in your workflow? Would you like to make it the main tool that gets the job done? Or maybe you work with people who resist bringing processes into 3D? Larry will show you how to go from a 2D, CAD-based workflow and plunge into the 3D world of SketchUp. Come explore what this all means for things like layers, blocks, X-refs, and converting libraries, as well as seeing some extensions that aid in this process. Get the tools you need to make moving into a new SketchUp workflow as painless as possible!

Speakers
avatar for Larry Zent

Larry Zent

Owner, Design Time, LLC
Larry is the founder and owner of Design Time, LLC with a broad-based background in computer-aided drafting and design. He is recognized as an expert in teaching 3D software. Working throughout the states of Colorado, and Washington. With over 28 years in the design and drafting industry... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springs Ballroom H

1:15pm

ConDoc: The short and painless path to creating great construction documents (Sponsored by ConDoc Tools)
The ConDoc Tools expedite construction documents, automate design packets, and drastically improve your project organization using SketchUp Pro and LayOut. ConDoc is designed to provide architects and designers with a seamless workflow process, ease all of the intricate steps involved in document creation, and enable you to have complete control in all aspects of your project. During this presentation you will learn the ConDoc system standards of model organization and how to integrate the ConDoc Tools to create illustrative design packets and descriptive construction documents. Construction documents in SketchUp have never been faster or easier!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Brightman

Michael Brightman

Principal, Brightman Designs
After working for Google as a SketchUp trainer and establishing a successful consulting firm, Mike founded Denver-based Brightman Designs in 2013. At Brightman Designs, Mike’s goal is to provide his clients with core support services based on real-world design expertise, advanced... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Desert Ballroom 1

1:15pm

Principles of professional presentations
When working in a professional design environment, it’s not just the quality of the model, but also how it’s presented that can win over the client. In this session, Liam Keating – a Graphic Designer at Volvo and a freelance design and publishing specialist – will take you through the steps to prepare your material and present it in a compelling (read: completely awesome) manner, both for print and screen-based presentations. Learn the principles of presentation design, adaptive design (in principle and practice), and dealing with multiple outputs. Liam will also introduce you to the different tools and platforms available, and the cost to users (covering tools like InDesign, Photoshop, Keynote, and even Word). This class is aimed at people with at least a working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Keating

Liam Keating

Graphic Designer, Robots V Dinosaurs
Liam is a designer and illustrator based in Sweden and the UK. Previously, Liam has worked as Programme Manager for Condé Nast in London,  responsible for the roll-out of the publishers' titles on multiple platforms and devices. Working across twelve magazines including GQ, WIRED... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom D

1:15pm

SpeedUp: Tips and tricks for faster modelling
If you watch Dave Cooperstein model, you will know that this is a guy that knows how to work in SketchUp quickly and efficiently! Join him in this hands-on workshop as he walks you through his list of tips that will help you work faster and more proficiently in models both large and small. From shortcut keys to proper layering, grouping to extensions, Dave will show you every trick out there to help you speed up your SketchUp workflow!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Cooperstein

Dave Cooperstein

Architect / Senior Creative Designer, PGAV Destinations
As an Architect and Senior Creative Designer at PGAV Destinations, a world-class design firm that specializes in themed attractions and destination experiences, Dave is part of PGAV’s core 3D visualization team, developing new ways to explore the design process using professional... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Santa Rosa Ballroom

1:15pm

Introduction to LayOut
Matt Donley, author of SketchUp to LayOut, will teach beginners how to use LayOut to turn a 3D model into a 2D presentation. Dimensions, labels, and annotations will be added to create a detailed construction document, and you’ll explore best practices for preparing your model for LayOut using Scenes. You'll walk away with a solid understanding of how LayOut can help you communicate your 3D designs.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Donley

Matt Donley

SketchUp Guru, MasterSketchUp.com
Matt Donley is the owner of MasterSketchUp.com, the author of SketchUp to LayOut, and co-author of SketchUp and LayOut for Architecture. He has been teaching SketchUp since 2012 through his online tutorials, as well as in person training. With a background in carpentry and project engineering, he appreciates how SketchUp can be used at any level of detail and can be a flexible tool for visualizing any thought or i... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom G

1:15pm

Simplifying Arch Viz: The art of using Sketchup & Photoshop to create beautiful illustrations
The range of software and extensions available for visualizing the built environment can be overwhelming. Scott Baumberger of Baumberger Studio is here to teach you how simplifying your workflow to just SketchUp and Photoshop can result in imagery that is effective, flexible and beautiful. The session will cover setting up your SketchUp model for efficient exporting, lighting, layer management, digital painting, and composition techniques. This workshop is hands-on, walking you through the workflow from start to finish. And yes, SketchUp and Photoshop are required!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Baumberger

Scott Baumberger

Baumberger Studio
Scott Baumberger leads Baumberger Studio, an independent architectural illustration studio located in Portland, Oregon. With 20+ years of experience, Scott’s portfolio includes projects around the world for many of the most recognized firms in the industry. Using a workflow that... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 9

1:15pm

SketchUp workflows for interior designers
Interior designers who know the basics of SketchUp often struggle to follow a clear workflow from the start of a project to presenting their ideas. Tammy will share the workflow she uses in her own interior design practice – with a focus on model organization and documentation (with LayOut!)

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Cody

Tammy Cody

Owner, SketchUp for Interior Designers
Tammy Cody is an interior designer and instructor specializing in design documentation and 3D visualization. She runs SketchUp for Interior Designers where she helps other designers learn SketchUp specific to the interior design workflow. She teaches online and at live trainings throughout the country. Tammy is also the owner of Cody Design Studio, her interior design practice in San Luis Obispo, California. Tammy enjoys just ab... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom F

2:30pm

10 things I hate about your SketchUp model
There's a wonderful sort of catharsis to be had when gathering together in a room full of peers to gripe about things that nobody else in your life understands. Like how, for the tenth time this week, someone sent you a SketchUp model that contained groups that so obviously should have been created as component instances.
Join Mike Tadros as he digs into his top 10 classic grievances pulled from his decades-long career as a SketchUp modeler and trainer. We'll share some laughs while exploring tips and tricks designed to clean up your SketchUp models, more effectively collaborate with other people, and generally become the modeler that everyone loves to work with! You might even come away with some ways to help those 'other jerks' get their act together ;-)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tadros

Michael Tadros

Product Manager, Trimble Inc.
Mike Tadros is the Product Manager for 3D Warehouse and the SketchUp Viewer app. During his prior tenure as co-founder and president of Igloo Studios, Inc., Mike played an active role in helping dozens of building product manufacturers to create and publish their product catalogs to 3D Warehouse. Mike has been actively teaching AEC industry professionals to... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom A

2:30pm

Extreme SketchUp
How far can you really push SketchUp? The design/build team at Trilogy Partners routinely takes SketchUp to the edge of its comfort zone to explore new design ideas, manage custom projects, facilitate rendering and VR, and engage clients through the design process. If you’ve ever wondered: “Can SketchUp really do this?”, we’ll find out together in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rath

Michael Rath

Managing Partner, Trilogy Partners, L.L.C.
Michael Rath has been designing and building homes for over twenty years. During the last economic recession, he asked what he could do to insulate himself and his company from downswings in the economy while keeping clients as the #1 priority. Enter SketchUp. Enter the most comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Lars Zimmerman

Lars Zimmerman

Manager of Virtual Design and Construction, Trilogy Partners
Lars started his career working with SketchUp creating content for Google Earth and has modeled everything from large resorts to small products. Lars’ SketchUp experience was a seamless fit with Trilogy Design Works as the Manager of Virtual Design and Construction as they continue... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springs Ballroom H

2:30pm

Four rules for SketchUp success
If you’ve mastered SketchUp’s basics and are ready for some new challenges, this presentation is for you. Used smartly, SketchUp can help you become a better woodworker and maker. That’s because building a model serves as a dress rehearsal for the actual construction, so when you’re in the shop you can work faster and with fewer costly mistakes. Using SketchUp smartly means following the four good practices that David outlines. You’ll see how they make it easy to create complex models of furniture and cabinets quickly, cleanly, and—most importantly—accurately.

Speakers
avatar for David Heim

David Heim

Manager, David Heim
David is a veteran book and magazine editor who specializes in woodworking. After a twenty-eight year career at Consumer Reports, he moved to Fine Woodworking magazine. David has been using, teaching, and writing about SketchUp since 2007. He’s edited three books about SketchUp... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Desert Ballroom 12

2:30pm

The future of V-Ray for SketchUp and massive scale cloud rendering (Sponsored by Chaos Group)
Adding the power of V-Ray’s rendering engine to the versatility of SketchUp has been a match made in heaven — and now you’ll see what’s Next. Konstantin will demonstrate how the upcoming version of V-Ray for SketchUp will add new features and improvements, including the smart technology Chaos Group developed for V-Ray Next. If that’s not enough, Boris will show you how the speed and power of cloud computing will revolutionize the way you render. Don’t miss this incredible chance to witness the future of V-Ray for SketchUp.

Speakers
avatar for Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Product Specialist, Chaos Group
Konstantin joined Chaos Group in 2010 and until 2017 was one of the lead 3D artists and presenters for the company. His past experience as a 3D artist at several production studios brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and a deep knowledge of the production process. Konstantin... Read More →
avatar for Boris Simandoff

Boris Simandoff

Director of Engineering, V-Ray Cloud and Business Services, Chaos Group
Director of Engineering, V-Ray Integrations, Cloud and Business Services at ChaosGroup, Boris Simandoff has more than 20 years of experience in software design, code optimization and distributed network systems. At Chaos Group, he’s involved in product engineering management for... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Desert Ballroom 5

3:30pm

Snack Break
If there's anything we like as much as 3D modeling, it's snacks. Take a break, grab a snack, and get ready for what's next on the agenda.

Thursday September 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsor Hallway

3:35pm

How architecture firms accelerate their design process with 3D printing
From concept models to massing and master plans, 3D printing is transforming the way architects think about their design process and how they roll up their sleeves to get things done in the design studio. In this presentation, Matt Griffin, Ultimaker North America’s Director of Community shares his latest research into the evolution of contemporary architectural practices and the rise of digital processes -- as well as sharing practical insights into the latest methods design firms use to fabricate models, massing, feature studies, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin

Director of Community, Ultimaker
Matt Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He is a writer, teacher, and consultant, and is currently creating a book on design for 3D printing. He has taught Digital Fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) and through Coursera. Matt is... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Knowledge Cafe
  • Skill Level All

4:00pm

A return to Ancient Rome in 3D
Professor Matthew Nicholls is a historian specializing in the politics and architecture of ancient Rome. In his Basecamp talk on Massive Model Management, he discussed some of the practical tasks involved in creating a large scale model of the ancient city of Rome. In this session, Professor Nicholls will cover the historical background to his model of Rome, and some of the educational and public uses he has put it to, from classroom teaching to a Massive Open Online Course that has now reached nearly 30,000 people around the world. Professor Nicholls will also address some of the rendering and collaboration platforms that can be used to display highly developed 3D content and collaborate in educational and public-facing contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Nicholls

Matthew Nicholls

Professor of Classics, University of Reading
Dr. Matthew Nicholls is a historian of ancient Rome in the Department of Classics in the University of Reading, England. His work with digital modeling for research, teaching, and outreach has won various awards  He works with SketchUp as a Visiting Professional helping to int... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom D

4:00pm

Conceptual rendering
When a design is moving forward quickly, it is crucial to obtain approvals and feedback from clients and stakeholders. Developing a polished and photorealistic visualization can often take a lot of time and bring up unnecessary discussions, such as deciding on the color of brick instead of achieving better designs to improve the quality of the space. Conceptual renderings communicate design ideas and intent without levels of detail that may be unnecessary or distracting. In this session, Joseph Kim will overview use cases for conceptual rendering, as well as workflows in SketchUp, V-Ray, Enscape, and other softwares that enable great ideas to be visualized and evaluated very quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim

Architectural Designer & Technology Enthusiast, Joseph Kim
Joseph Kim is an architectural designer who is interested in design technology. He has participated in a global architectural design practice where he gained experience in large-scale commercial and entertainment project designs. Whilst designing and producing architectural drawings... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom A

4:00pm

Drones, data, and three dimensions
Drones are here (well, not HERE here, but they are available!) The information they collect is a powerful way to reduce time, cost, and safety risk in your projects. Jon Altschuld has developed a robust workflow to import drone data into SketchUp to produce design studies, volume calculations, simulations, and aesthetic renderings. This session examines this workflow in the context of a large civil engineering project on Colorado’s I-70 corridor.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Altschuld

Jon Altschuld

Principal, Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect with over 10 years of experience in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes, and transportation planning. Throughout his career, Jon has become an expert on 3D modeling, visualization... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 12

4:00pm

Inspiring a community with SketchUp
We’ve heard both professionals and hobbyists refer to SketchUp as a “life-changer,” but never before has that been truer than in Campinas, Brazil. There, Trimble has been working with the Brazilian non-profit CEPROMM to offer SketchUp training to underprivileged youth, which also removes them from the dangerous situations that dominate their neighborhoods. Isabella Giacomin will share her story of how technology and mentorship inspire hope for a brighter future.

Speakers
avatar for Isabella Giacomin

Isabella Giacomin

Innovation Specialist, Trimble
After joining Trimble in 2013 as an intern, Isabella Giacomin rotated through different positions before assuming her current role as Innovation Specialist. Her work focus on expanding market share of Trimble technologies across the main Brazilian sub-markets, as well as development... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 5

4:00pm

Low-poly illustration with SketchUp
Low-poly is a way to describe 3D models that intentionally use a small number of polygons. While originally used to simplify the demands of software to display models in real-time 3D renderings, Low-poly modeling is now also the basis for incredible illustration and artwork. Rodrigo will showcase low-poly modeling techniques and workflows gathered from over a decade of using Sketchup as not only a 3D package, but also as a platform for developing 2D, low-poly illustrations. This presentation will cover preparation, drafting, modeling and rendering using SketchUp.

Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo Oliveira Cerci

Rodrigo Oliveira Cerci

Illustrator, Freelancer
Born and raised in South Brasil, Rodrigo loved to draw and model as long as he can remember. In college Rodrigo discovered the word of 3D design and SketchUp. He fell in love and now works as an illustrator for books and magazines as well as making models for indie games.


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Springs Ballroom H

4:00pm

The 3D Basecamp Hot Seat
Now it's YOUR turn! In this community-focused session, you'll have the chance to give us your best SketchUp lesson, trick, or tutorial. In 10 minutes or less, feel free to share a project you're working on, an extension you've built, or a SketchUp hack you're super proud of.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Early

Caroline Early

Community Manager, SketchUp
Caroline is the Community Manager at SketchUp, meaning that you'll likely find her lingering on the forum or scouring social media accounts on one of her two phones. She's a Boulder transplant by way of Florida who loves the sun, exploring new places, and not getting lost on trai... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Desert Ballroom 1

4:00pm

The curious intersection of planning, visualization, and gaming engines
Houseal Lavigne Associates has a reputation for producing outstanding plans and graphics. But their catalogue of work is derived from a workflow set that extends well beyond conventional modeling and graphic design.  This session will give you some insight into workflows that leverage SketchUp and high-quality oblique satellite imagery from Pictometry to produce environments in Unreal Engine, Esri’s City Engine, and even interactive models and levels in Valve’s Hammer Editor, a mapping application for video game development.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolas Davis

Nikolas Davis

Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Nik brings over 10 years of professional design and planning experience to Houseal Lavigne Associates and as a Principal, he manages much of the firm’s versatile studio work, as well as hones skill specializations in urban design, planning, geo-design, landscape architecture, site... Read More →
avatar for Devin Lavigne

Devin Lavigne

Principal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Devin is a Principal and Cofounder of Houseal Lavigne Associates with special expertise in urban design, land-use and planning, 3D and development visualization, and GIS. Devin is an industry leader in graphics, design, visualization, and related emerging technologies. Devin has presented... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santa Rosa Ballroom
 
Friday, September 28
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Meet and greet with other Basecampers over coffee, bagels, and eggs before the fun starts at the JW Marriott!

Friday September 28, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Desert Ballroom 7

9:30am

EDU Ascent: Educator panel
Join the finalists of the EDU Ascent Educator Competition for a survey of 3D-powered K-12 lesson plans. In this session, we’ll discuss three approaches to using SketchUp in the classroom to engage young minds and bring subject matter to life. This session will be a great opportunity to meet other K-12 educators at 3D Basecamp and to ask questions about different approaches to teaching and developing curriculum with emerging technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Brashar

Christopher Brashar

Program Manager, SketchUp
Chris is a member of the SketchUp for Education team. He manages the Trimble Visiting Professionals Program and has presented and trained at various educational events and conferences around the globe. Chris is also an avid Maker and digital fabrication enthusiast and enjoys seeing... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Desert Ballroom 5

9:30am

10 things I hate about your SketchUp model
There's a wonderful sort of catharsis to be had when gathering together in a room full of peers to gripe about things that nobody else in your life understands. Like how, for the tenth time this week, someone sent you a SketchUp model that contained groups that so obviously should have been created as component instances.
Join Mike Tadros as he digs into his top 10 classic grievances pulled from his decades-long career as a SketchUp modeler and trainer. We'll share some laughs while exploring tips and tricks designed to clean up your SketchUp models, more effectively collaborate with other people, and generally become the modeler that everyone loves to work with! You might even come away with some ways to help those 'other jerks' get their act together ;-)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tadros

Michael Tadros

Product Manager, Trimble Inc.
Mike Tadros is the Product Manager for 3D Warehouse and the SketchUp Viewer app. During his prior tenure as co-founder and president of Igloo Studios, Inc., Mike played an active role in helping dozens of building product manufacturers to create and publish their product catalogs to 3D Warehouse. Mike has been actively teaching AEC industry professionals to... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Springs Ballroom A

9:30am

Animation in SketchUp
Looking for a class that will really move you? How about a class that will show you how to move your SketchUp models? Join Matt Chambers as he walks you through popular use cases for 3D animation such as sequencing, simulation, and walkthroughs. The meat of this presentation will be spent learning workflows for creating scene-based animations with native tools, as well as extension-powered object-based animation that literally brings your SketchUp models to life.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

Aldevron
Matt Chambers holds degrees in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from North Dakota State University as well an MLA from the University of Minnesota.  Matt is an operations and communications professional for Aldevron, a biologics manufacturing organization with loc... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Springs Ballroom H

9:30am

Photorealistic renders with SU podium (Sponsored by SU Podium)
This presentation will showcase the best of SU Podium, a render plugin for SketchUp. SU Podium allows you to turn your SketchUp models into beautiful photorealistic images. Nat Ellis has over eight years of experience working with SU Podium and fifteen years using SketchUp. He will share his top tips for producing photorealistic renders using SU Podium and will also demonstrate how to create 360º panoramas that can be viewed with a Google Cardboard VR headset.

Speakers
avatar for Nathanael Ellis

Nathanael Ellis

Director, JBA Ltd
Nat Ellis is a Director at JBA Ltd, an Architectural Practice in the UK. As Head of 3DVisualisation at the practice he specializes in photorealistic rendering using SketchUp & SU Podium. He has taken the lead in expanding the companies 3D Visualisation capabilities, and in recent... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for SU Podium

SU Podium

Cadalog, Inc. is the developer of SU Podium, popular photo-realistic rendering extension, Podium Browser, 20,000 render-ready component library and ProWalker GPU, Iray driven visualization and animation extension. We invite you to come by our booth and join our workshop to see the... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Desert Ballroom 12

9:30am

Complex interiors: Rendering without complication using V-Ray (Sponsored by Chaos Group)
This workshop will focus on rendering in a complex interior space including lighting, materials, heavy geometries, complex objects, and more. We'll pay special attention to the materials library, the use of viewport rendering and the denoiser, workflow optimizations, lighting, and tips and tricks for material set-up. We'll also explore exporting scenes and rendering in the V-Ray Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Konstantin Gaytandzhiev

Product Specialist, Chaos Group
Konstantin joined Chaos Group in 2010 and until 2017 was one of the lead 3D artists and presenters for the company. His past experience as a 3D artist at several production studios brought to Chaos Group talent, inspiration and a deep knowledge of the production process. Konstantin... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Kozaliev

Ivan Kozaliev

CG Specialist, Chaos Group
Before joining Chaos Group’s team of CG Specialists, Ivan developed a solid background in architecture, participating in various building design projects up to high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. After years in architecture, his passion for 3D prevailed and made visualization his... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom F

9:30am

Create amazing: Experiencing your SketchUp model with Unreal Engine (Sponsored by Unreal Engine)
In this hands-on session, you will learn the following. After covering a top-level overview of what Unreal Engine is and does, we will identify the key workflows for preparing SketchUp data to work properly in Unreal Engine. This includes geometry settings, UV's, and Materials. Next, we'll cover how to make it look great in Unreal Engine. We will work with lights, post-processing, cameras, and sequencer. Finally, we will learn how to output rendered animations or create real-time a walk-through.

Pre-requisites:  
  • Windows machine with 16GB Ram (32gb Recommended) and Geforce 960 class graphics card or better. (1080 or Quadro 5200 or better recommended)   
  • Unreal Engine WITH Unreal Studio 4.20 (or later, Windows) (NOTE: This requires high-speed internet and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete all installations. Do not attempt to do this the day of the session)  
  • Unreal Studio Exporter Plugin installed to SketchUp

Speakers
avatar for Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Epic Games
Chris Murray is an experienced 3D artist/animator and creative technologist specializing in real-time technologies. His daily role includes technical evangelism for the Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games where he is the Senior Technical Marketing Manager. He is the former Technical... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 9

9:30am

Going green: A landscape modeling to visualization workflow
We all know that adding vegetation components, especially render-quality ones, can add a lot of geometry to our models and slow things down to a crawl. Come learn how to effectively use SketchUp's native tools and a few essential extensions in order to or create, place, and render compelling exterior scenes with UNLIMITED amounts of vegetation. But wait, there's more! Attendees will also learn how to create and get to take home a custom plant component to show off to their friends and colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sargeant

Eric Sargeant

Online Training Content Producer, SketchUp
With over 10 years professional experience, Eric Sargeant is a LEED Accredited urban, landscape and graphic designer. He applies his creative and technical background in art and landscape architecture to a variety of project types -- ranging from large mixed-use master plans to intimate... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom D

9:30am

Into Adobe’s (3rd) Dimension (Sponsored by Adobe)
The line between 2D illustration and 3D modeling continues to blur, and there are exciting times ahead for those with both skill sets. This session offers a special sneak peek of Adobe Dimension CC 2.0, a compositing application that can ingest native SketchUp files to seamlessly texture and blend 3D models and background images for the production of high-quality hybrid visualizations.

In this Hands-on workshop, you’ll get a sense of how Adobe Dimension will affect illustration and visualization workflows across multiple fields, and -- for attendees with an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription -- there will also be a hands-on tutorial with a pre-release version of Dimension. Expect to learn the basics of 2D/3D compositing, as well as how to set-up physically based materials and lighting.

Speakers
avatar for Ross McKegney

Ross McKegney

Adobe
Ross McKegney is Director of Engineering at Adobe, where he leads a passionate group of engineers and researchers reimagining how 3D content can be used by design and marketing teams. Prior to Adobe, he was Director of Platform at Box, and before that CEO of Web 3D publishing service... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom G

9:30am

LayOut for woodworkers
We all know that LayOut is great at creating construction drawings for architectural projects. But how does it work for something smaller? Say you wanted to use LayOut to create a woodworking plan, or maybe an assembly guide? That would lead you down a different path and toward a different workflow! Fortunately, Dave Richards has been doing just this kind of detailed documentation in LayOut for years. Dave will show you how to create proposals, presentations, and construction plans for woodworking projects, as well how to customize LayOut for your own project style and preferences.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Richards

Dave Richards

Dave Richards has been a SketchUp user and teacher for more than a 15 years. He uses SketchUp for a wide variety of projects from tiny medical devices to architectural projects. His primary use is drawing woodworking projects and plans for himself as well as for a number of professional... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Santa Rosa Ballroom

9:30am

Mixed-up media: Hybrid drawing workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

In this (very) hands-on workshop, participants will draw along with Jim Leggitt, who will be projecting live images of his drawing surface using an overhead HD camera. Participants will work through several quick drawing exercises giving them first-hand experience with various hybrid methods such as "overlay and trace,” “composite scan drawing,” and "print composite drawing.” Each exercise will be based on SketchUp models. Participants do not need to bring anything to this session; graphic supplies will be provided. No need to bring computers to this session!

NOTE: Due to the nature of this class, seating is limited to ONLY 40 people. Attendees will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Leggitt

Jim Leggitt

Architect, Leggitt Studio LLC
Architect, educator, urban planner, and professional illustrator, Jim Leggitt, FAIA is based in Denver, Colorado.  He is principal of Leggitt Studio and offers drawing seminars and design visualization workshops at AIA National Conventions, regional and local conferences, universities... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom K

9:30am

Prepping for 3D printing (Sponsored by Shapeways)
SketchUp is an excellent tool for expressing your ideas for 3D printing. But the files are not ready-to print given the non-manifold and overlapping surfaces. We will help you fix that and unlock the potential to make your designs real. Carly Mandel is an active artist and designer at Shapeways and Victoria Martinez works closely with the design community and helped create the Design With Shapeways platform. They will lead this workshop on foundational skills for creating 3D printed designs for over forty different materials and finishes. You’ll leave with a better, practiced understanding of workflow, materials, and helpful extensions for 3D printing.

Speakers
avatar for Carly Mandel

Carly Mandel

Designer, Shapeways
Carly Mandel is a Design Specialist with Shapeways in NYC as well as a working artist.  Mandel has shown sculptures and videos nationally and internationally, across the US to Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Germany, etc.  Mandel recipient of the emerging artist grant from the Kennedy Center... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez

Marketing Manager, Shapeways
Victoria is marketing manager at Shapeways. She started her career as an entrepreneur at a very early age connecting small retails to an e-commerce platform. This technical passion is what brought her to pursue an engineering degree and then complete her education with a marketing... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 1

10:45am

The spectacular mind of a SketchUp extension developer
Join some of your favorite extension developers including Nathaniel Wilkerson (Medeek), Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3), Thomas Thomassen (Thomthom), and Dale Martens (Whaat) as they discuss why they build extensions. This informative, non-technical panel will include topics like getting into extension development, the motivation behind extension creation, and the considerations around distribution/sale of SketchUp extensions.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Dietzen

Aaron Dietzen

SketchUp Guy, Trimble SketchUp
If you have watched SketchUp Live, any of the Skill Builder videos, or been on the SketchUp forum, it's pretty obvious that Aaron likes talking about SketchUp! As a SketchUp employee for two years with more than a decade in the software, Aaron is not just a Trimble employee, but a... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 5

10:45am

Details done right
Is there anything more SketchUppy than a beautiful 3D detail that conveys important constructible information and makes your construction documents the key communication asset in a building project? This presentation will examine a unique way to model details in 3D using Nick Sonder’s “Detail Builder” process. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to model details embedded with material and component data that can be easily notated in LayOut, as well as embedded into scrapbooks for efficient, future re-use.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Sonder

Nicholas Sonder

Owner, Nicholas Sonder Architect
Nick Sonder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has more than twenty-three years experience practicing as a licensed Architect in California. Nick’s work is primarily focused on custom residential design in the Sierra Mountains surrounding the Lake Tahoe region. He has been using... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom A

10:45am

Making places with mind.sight.studios: How to do the impossible with PlaceMaker, Profile Builder 3 and Artisan (Sponsored by mind.sight studios)
Learn how to model whole cities in minutes with PlaceMaker, automate the creation of complex architecture and site objects with Profile Builder 3, and shape terrain with Artisan. Daniel Tal and Dale Martens will demonstrate how to integrate these powerful extensions for SketchUp into project workflow. PlaceMaker, the “GIS” for SketchUp imports 3D buildings, roads, walks, water and whole forests with a click of a button, saving hours of work and providing excellent, detailed context models. Profile Builder 3 is a power-modeling but simple to use plugin with parametric options to create custom site objects like railings and wall assemblies and comes with a library of premade objects. Artisan, the crazy-powerful organic modeling tool, can be used to modify terrain or used to create curved, irregular complex forms and shapes. The session will provide easy to follow instructions and details to get working with these tools on your own.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tal

Daniel Tal

Owner / Landscape Archiect / Author, PlaceMaker
Daniel Tal, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect with over twenty years of experience and a 3D modeling and visualization expert. He has authored two books with Wiley and Sons: SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering In SketchUp. Tal runs a 3D modeling, visualization, and BIM studio for Stanley Consultants (a 1,000 person multi-disciplinary engineering firm), provides 3D teaching and consultations and is the tech-editor at large for Landscape Architecture Magazine... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for mind.sight.studios

mind.sight.studios

MindSight Studios Inc.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Desert Ballroom 12

10:45am

Performance based design
We believe that great buildings are not only aesthetically pleasing but also perform really well - with low energy consumption, good use of natural daylight and superb occupant comfort. But the early stages of design, when most of the big decisions are made (e.g. building form and orientation, facade, layout etc.), moves very fast and is over very quickly. So even though all but the simplest projects would benefit from building performance analysis to inform design decisions, it's hard to do that analysis early in the process.
In this presentation, we'll show you how to understand your building's performance quickly and easily, so you can ensure that your building not only looks great but performs well too. We show you how using Sefaira (a part of SketchUp since 2016) helps you keep your design on track for performance goals and also to demonstrate the performance benefits of your design ideas. In this presentation, we'll show you how doing performance analysis early helps you ensure that your building not only looks great but performs great too.

Speakers
avatar for Hugh McEvoy

Hugh McEvoy

Director, Product Management, Trimble
Hugh runs product management for SketchUp's performance-based design (Sefaira) team. Hugh passionately believes that great buildings are the result of a marriage of aesthetics and performance: a great design means a building that not only looks great but also uses little energy... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Springs Ballroom H

12:00pm

Farewell Lunch
3D Basecamp might be over, but join us for a final farewell over lunch before you head home.

Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Desert Ballroom 7