The DFW area is a megapolis with style. There's growth everywhere one casts their eyes. Frisco, McKinney, Plano. Just amazing how the metroplex has kept its distinct design flavor intact. Sketchup has a place in DFW. Four out of six Sketchup training events in Texas have been demanded by the design professionals serving DFW. However, the participants at the event were from Andrews, TX (8 hour drive), Daphne, Alabama & Frisco, TX. They were fantastic students & hard working folk.
At Simply Sketchup, we cannot imagine the dedication to learning new ways of working by designers everywhere. That's why we are surprised there hasn't been more interest from the other large urban centers in Texas. We're waiting.
One participant is a lovable interior designer working on new hotels in the Southern states. Interior design in Sketchup is a breeze. As an architect, I couldn't imagine a better vehicle for creating a creative or commercial theme. Painting in Sketchup is versatile and rapid. We explored the ways Sketchup can inform the aesthetic design of a product & ultimately it's direction in to the real world. Excel, word & numerous other formats are readily transportable in to Sketchup/ Layout for deployment in the field.
Another participant is a Zero energy home designer, already familiar with the Sketchup interface. However, there were some key elements of Sketchup that were alien to his practice. I know he went home after the training event with glee in the knowledge that design tasks were going to become much easier. I salute Armando for being a responsible patron in our design community. Astoundingly or not, Armando refuses design jobs that are not truly energy efficient. That's a first & just admirable This is where the future of clean living gets built.
There's more to Sketchup than one hears about. It's the taming of the creative mind into showing what it's taming. I hope more of Texas gets to share & use the genius that is Sketchup.