Martis Camp Lot 159 Developed In Trimble Sketchup
ARCHITECT: Nicholas Sonder
CONTRACTOR: M.D. Construction
DescriptionA 5,000 square foot Martis Camp Home created 100% in Trimble Sketch-Up. This is the largest project ever created 100% in Sketch-Up with construction documents.
The goal of this project was to determine if Trimble Sketch-Up could be used to create Structural Construction Documents. The answer we found was a profound YES! We took this project on with Nick Sonder Architect (whom draws exclusively on Sketch Up) with the goal being 100% construction documents using only Sketch-Up. With some direction from the expert (Nick) we created a full structural model inside his architectural model. Once we were satisfied with the full scale model and the calculations, we moved to put the project into layout. This was a very tricky process and initially time consuming, but once we figured out a good method of displaying the project, it became quite easy. After we finished the layout and labeling of all members, we set our sights on the 3D details. We started with the standard details, drawing each in Sketch Up, then viewing and labeling them in Layout. Once we had a library created, it became quite fast to put them in page format for printing.
The first ever 100% construction documents in Trimble Sketch-Up
Martis Camp Lot 159 Rendering
Martis Camp Lot 159 rendering from structural to architectural
Structural Cover Sheet
A sample of the Structural Cover Sheet
Upper roof framing plan
Construction document plan sheet of the upper roof framing.
Our Structural working model
Here is what our model looks like. We can actually click one button and see it fit perfectly into the Architects model.
Construction document plan sheet of the Foundation details