Being an exclusive Google Sketchuper, I've had my ups and downs. I'm still having problems with some things, so I thought it would be fun if we shared some of our experiences here. To help me- er, others! So for me, I can't get lights. It drives me nuts. I've followed all the instructions, but to no avail. Has anyone else had issues with this? Also, as far as my tips go, the sandbox tool is your friend! Don't be afraid to use it. It may be a lazy tool, but if you're like me and just can't get some specific and odd shapes, sandbox could save you! The following "soucer" started out as a circular disc. I put in the front window first as well, then stretched it right out by 50%. It came out exactly how I wanted it! The Scale Change tool is incredibly handy. Sometimes I'll sketch out the dimesions on a project, but once in sketchup, some things just don't like right. Re-scaling come in pretty handy! And it can be extremely handy turning a sphere or a disc into an oblong or ovoid shape. Oh- make componants! Nothing screws up a project more then making everything one componant. It's so much easier to change something if you can isolate that one componant from the rest! One more quick thing. Section Plane gets you access into what you're working on. Should you have forgotten to put in some details, this cuts a virtual hole for you! I love it! Hmmm- that's it for now. Time to go home!