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Nainrouge
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2006
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 4:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As an admitted addict of Google Earth, I was happy to see that they are going 3D. I wanted to try out their new toy - Sketchup http://sketchup.google.com to create some 3D models of local landmarks. Does anyone know where to find blueprints or at least footprints of Detroit buildings? Since these models are to be eventually added to Google Earth, they should have the correct dimensions. Thanks!

- The Nain Rouge
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Gmich99
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Post Number: 98
Registered: 11-2005
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 4:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been playing with the program for a week or so. Very cool.
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Detroitstar
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Username: Detroitstar

Post Number: 32
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I cant figure out how to pull the footprint of the building from Google Earth and copy it into sketchup. I'm told this is possible, but I cant figure it out. Can anyone help me out?
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 654
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 5:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone else feel just a little bit nervous that the Nain Rouge is playing around with 3D models of local landmarks?
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Andylinn
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Username: Andylinn

Post Number: 47
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 68.40.195.233
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

detroitstar, i'm still waiting for the mac version... BUT what I would do is search google for "sketchup guide" or "sketchup faq" and see what you find... every hour that passes there is someone else making some fan site guaranteed... this looks sweet as hell.

.andy.

P.S. if you just want footprints, try www.skyscraperpage.com (is it "theskyscraperpage.com"?) or just go the the website of buildings...
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Wolverine
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Username: Wolverine

Post Number: 150
Registered: 04-2004
Posted From: 24.231.201.120
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have blueprints of the Broderick Tower. I'll try to upload a scan that shows the building's groundfloor footprint, with dimensions.

Andy, why not download the free trial version of sketchup from the official website. That one runs on a mac. You get 30 days to use it, and by then the google version might come out.

(Message edited by wolverine on May 12, 2006)
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Wolverine
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Post Number: 151
Registered: 04-2004
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here you go:
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=145244331&size=l

It's only the roof plan, but it's good enough. You can enlarge the image to view more detail. The furthest plotted dimensions tell how big the footprint is. When you start creating the top of the building, you can use the dimensions closest to the walls. I would search for the other plans and elevations, but everytime I unroll them, they start to tear because they are so old. Hope this helps.

(Message edited by wolverine on May 12, 2006)

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