I'm really not a salesman for Sketchup, but I think this is a great technique. I do not have the greatest ability to sketch. However, I can do a CAD base, extrude it in Sketchup, and put a one pixel line style on it and have a pretty nice sketch. Actually, all I have to do is spin it around and zoom in on details I want and print. I print to a pdf file because the jpeg when exporting is poor quality. So is the animation. I've just tabbed my views and I'm going to show the client the project using an open sketchup file, rather than a fly-through animation. Definitely not as good as the AutoDesk product when it comes to animation.