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Title: Importing Drawings / General Training
Post by: Krotz on July 31, 2019, 02:31:25 PM
I am new to this product (Mac iOS), and have always done landscape design with pencil and paper (it is a hobby, not my profession).  I am excited  about the possibilities, especially the 3D views.

We just had a major house renovation done, and our architect has provided me the files (in both Sketch and DWG) of our home.  I have tried importing both, but with no luck.  As my focus is on the landscaping and not the home design (and as I have already paid the architect a lot of money), can anyone advise how to do this or where I might find help?

Relatedly, I would like to become much more fluent in the software, and also welcome any advice on books or courses.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Importing Drawings / General Training
Post by: Patricia G. on July 31, 2019, 03:36:23 PM
Hi Krotz,

TFP is an amazing product and you will be surprised with the different options and results!  :)
 
Regarding your questions:

We just had a major house renovation done, and our architect has provided me the files (in both Sketch and DWG) of our home.  I have tried importing both, but with no luck. 
Assuming that you have V20, you can import Sketchup files for 3D objects and DWG files for floorplans. Use => File => Import.

As my focus is on the landscaping and not the home design (and as I have already paid the architect a lot of money), can anyone advise how to do this or where I might find help?
I provide services and training for TFP users (since 2002) through my website Punchhepers (http://www.punchhelpers.com/)
You can check the different options in the services page (http://www.punchhelpers.com/ourservices.html) of my website.
Also you will find free tutorials and resources in this section (http://www.punchhelpers.com/store.html) of my website as well as in my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links/)

Relatedly, I would like to become much more fluent in the software, and also welcome any advice on books or courses.
I provide one on one training courses (Via Skype), but in addition I wrote a series of eBook covering all the programs, OS and versions. Check all my eBooks in the eBooks page (http://www.punchhelpers.com/ebookdescript.html) of my website.

I am new to this product (Mac iOS), and have always done landscape design with pencil and paper (it is a hobby, not my profession).  I am excited  about the possibilities, especially the 3D views.
To see nice results, don't forget to check my galleries (http://www.punchhelpers.com/galleries00.html)

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Importing Drawings / General Training
Post by: Krotz on July 31, 2019, 06:52:26 PM
Thanks Pat!  I downloaded a few of your tutorials, and will consider the eBook. :)
Title: Re: Importing Drawings / General Training
Post by: Patricia G. on July 31, 2019, 07:11:01 PM
You're welcome!  :)