Frequently asked questions
A list of frequently asked questions about this website
What is Sketchup?
Google Sketchup is a free 3D modelling program that combines a flexible tool-set with an intelligent drawing system. It is developed by Google for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and many other professions.
Sketchup is available for download on the Google Sketchup website.
Does this website provide tutorials for the very beginners in Sketchup?
No. Although does offer many BASIC tutorials and techiques, it will not introduce you to 3D modelling inside Sketchup. Check out the handy "Learning Sketchup" page on the Google Sketchup website if you're looking to learn how to use Sketchup!
Can I write my own tutorial on this website?
You certainly can! In fact, writing your own tutorial is definitely encouraged here. You can post pretty much any kind of modelling tutorial you like, ranging from basic to advanced. You can make your tutorial under the form of a written post (be sure to include pictures) or under the form of a video tutorial! Just make sure that the tutorial you are making has not already been posted by someone else.
Why should I register an account on
You need an account if you want to make post tutorials and comments on this website. Don't fret! Registering with us is free, takes less than one minute, and the only required information is an email address. (We promise we won't send you spam or sell your email address to third parties)
What's more, your account here will also work on the whole of the ATI network. If you register with us, you'll even be able to send messages to other users of, and other users of the entire ATI network.
Registering is quick and free, register now!
How can I share my Sketchup models with the rest of the world?
To share your models, all you need to do is create an account with the Sketchup 3D Warehouse! It's quick and free, and will enable you to upload any model you have made onto the internet, and make it easily accessible. If your model is good enough, it might even be put into Google Earth!
The 3D warehouse also enables you to download other peoples' models which you can then use in your project. Just be sure to credit the original designer, else you might be accused of plagiarism!
I've found a bug with the website. What should I do?
If you've discovered a glitch or bug with this website, please report it to the site administrator.
Send a message to the administrator.
Someone is taking credit for another user's work. What can I do about it?
If you'd like to report someone who is involved in plagiarism, please send a message to the site administrator, or to one of the site moderators. They will deal with the user in accordance.

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