Sketchup & iPad2 - exciting times!

I use an iPad2 daily in my business as a General Contractor, and in eWoodShop kitchen, cabinetry and furniture jobs.
Many also know that I have also relied on Google Sketchup for a number of years for design and fabrication in the shop; even building a house in 2009 where all the construction documents for permitting, bidding and build, and much of the design except for the foundation plan, were generated using Sketchup.
Now both of those technologies have been leveraged even further.
This is a shot of my iPad2 this afternoon running a Sketchup model of a recent shop project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PDQwKyD9AQ

This is something I've been waiting for ... I'm excited! :)
Just opened up a whole new world for presentations. AAMOF, I've got a meeting in the morning on a prospective kitchen job and guess what's going with me!
For more information, and uses for other 3CAD programs:
http://www.3dvia.com /
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Very cool. Now, if you weren't a blind old heifer, you could use a smaller menu system so the project could be shown larger. <gd&r>
P.S: Can you design/draw directly on the iPad, or just view?
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Like someone said (I think elsewhere, and this is paraphrased), waiting with baited breath for the port of Sketchup for the iPad. But, given the "love" between google and apple, that bait may become stinky ...
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On 9/2/2011 6:58 AM, Han wrote:

I don't have many pet peeves when it comes to cliches, but that's one of them.
Try "bated breath". :)
And no, C-Less, it is just a 3D model viewer which allows you pan, zoom, and orbit around your model. Three actions that were heretofore impossible to do outside SU on any device except a computer capable of running the program itself.
That's indeed progress ... besides, I can't imagine anyone wanting to design any custom piece of cabinetry or furniture on anything less than a computer capable of running the software, and with a mouse/pointing device attached.
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Thanks!! I looked it up: <http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bai1.htm
My excuse is that English is my second language, and there is no direct equivalent in Dutch that I know of.
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Nice!
Thanx for that information. It makes more sense now. English is my first language.
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"Han" wrote in message Thanks!! I looked it up: <http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bai1.htm
My excuse is that English is my second language, and there is no direct equivalent in Dutch that I know of.
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Hey, give the furriner a break. He couldn't have used the "stinky" part without his misspelliung.

Cool enough.

There's that. I was thinking of quick designs to grab new contracts while in the field. (I process smaller potatoes than your org does, and I've sold things from a sketch on a 3x5" paper notepad.)
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On 9/2/2011 7:58 AM, Han wrote:

iPad lacks the computing resources to pull it off. Maybe someday with "heavily arms" iPads.
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On 9/2/2011 11:15 AM, Bill wrote:

You would think woodworkers, of all people, would comprehend using the right tool for the job.
No one who actually uses one, and is therefore familar with the purposes for which an iPad is ideally suited, would consider wanting to use Sketchup on one to "design".
An iPad is an ideal _presentation_ tool. I would not use one to design on anymore than I would use a hammer to carve a cufflink.
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Okay...("use a hammer to carve a cufflink") in my files/brainpan.
I bought my sweet Angela an iPad2 for finishing her Masters Degree and I have had a chance to play with it up at the cottage and SO see the potential to use it as presentation tool. Perfect for that job. Perfect. But inputting on it? Na... you need 2 big monitors and keyboards and stuff...
After that it's a simple transfer.
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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:58:31 -0700 (PDT), Robatoy

Yeah, me, too. (You'd use a mallet, not a hammer, right? ;)

Grok that.
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Now what's the problem......?
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On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:11:33 -0700 (PDT), Robatoy

No problem. You forgot what "grok" meant, dincha? OK, Toysie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok To grok is to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity. Author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term in his best-selling 1961 book Stranger in a Strange Land. In Heinlein's view, grokking is the intermingling of intelligence that necessarily affects both the observer and the observed. From the novel:
Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observedto merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and scienceand it means as little to us (because of our Earthling assumptions) as color means to a blind man.
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That's what I thought, but thanks for putting it out in the open again, Larry. -- Best regards Han email address is invalid
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On 9/2/2011 4:58 PM, Robatoy wrote:

Bingo!
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I'm not as dumb as I look, you know...well..how COULD I be?
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With such a lovely face? Naah, impossible ...
<grinnik>
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What's her reaction to it so far?
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She loves it. Emai, weather, news, some medical apps, her entire medication library, and Angry Birds. She's not totally convinced it is going supplant her desire to feel and smell a book, so as a reader, the jury is out. With the funeral and the visitors from the US and other places, she really hasn't had the time to snoop for aps. So far she loves it and I'm sure it will grow on her more as it fits in one of the side pockets of her lab-coat.
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