The book is a beginner- and intermediate-user level manual that introduces readers to 3D modeling with SKUP. It assumes no prior knowledge of 3D modeling software, techniques or conventions. Upon reading the book in its entirety, readers will understand the basic concepts involved in 3D modeling, use SKUP to create 3D models, print out the models on a plotter or 3D printer, share the object with a friend or via the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, export the model to another professional design package, create a detailed set of plans, and create a 3D animated tour. Readers can use this book modularly, meaning that specific information is readily findable for a person with a specific question or concern. The book covers both Google SketchUp 8 (free) and Google SketchUp Pro 8 on both Mac and Windows platforms, and contains a 16-page color insert to provide readers with ideas of what’s possible with SKUP.