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Wednesday, September 26
 

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

Architectural Designer / Creative Director, Studio Structure
After graduating the 4 yr. Architectural Technology program at Fanshawe in 1996, Duane has built a background that includes 28 years in the architectural design/building industry with involvement in nearly $750 million in projects. This experience has led to developing award-winning... 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

Designer, SketchUp 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... 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

12:50pm

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, Landscape Architect, Remote Pilot, Author, Chinook Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect with over 12 years of experience, specializing 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... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Tal

Daniel Tal

Landscape Architect, Developer, Drone pilot, PlaceMaker, DHM
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... 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

SketchUp Trainer / Landscape Arch / Visualization, 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

Chief Broom Pusher, Richards Drawing Services
Dave Richards has been a SketchUp user and teacher for more than a 17 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

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
avatar for Steve Griffin

Steve Griffin

SketchUp
Steve Griffin is a program coordinator with the SketchUp Education Team where he enjoys sharing SketchUp with the edu community and inspiring the next generation of makers and creative thinkers. When not working on creative projects, he can be found running on the many trails around... Read More →


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
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... 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

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... 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... 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

Designer, SketchUp 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... 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
 
Thursday, September 27
 

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/Construction Estimator, 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... 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, 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 →
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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

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

Designer, SketchUp 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... 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 →
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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

12:50pm

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. The... 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 introduce... 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

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... 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

Journalist, Self-employed
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

3:35pm

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 introduce... 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, JK
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. He currently works as the Architectural Design Manager... 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, Landscape Architect, Remote Pilot, Author, Chinook Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect with over 12 years of experience, specializing 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... 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

Game Designer, Pixodust Games
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 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
 

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... 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 Nat Ellis

Nat Ellis

Director - Head of 3D Visulisation - Architecture, 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

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, 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... 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

Landscape Architect, Developer, Drone pilot, PlaceMaker, DHM
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... 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