I was the same. I just wanted to see my ships. But really, I don't think it's the worst way to learn. As long as you don't get frustrated. The best part is when you learn how to make something more simply and effeciently then when initially having spent 2 hours on it.
Yes, definately my experience. Sometimes I do get a bit frustrated, but I've learned enough about myself to know to take a break and walk away to think about my approach and assumptions then come back with a fresh mind.
Well put. I've got to learn to do that. I'm so use to working in 2d AutoCad that I find using Sketchup and ViaCAD difficult to use. I'm finding Sketchup to be more intutive then Via cad.
How do you get the 3d tools to work its not active on the
free version of Sketchup 8 that I downloaded ?