Anyone use Google's free 3d cad program Sketchup?
It's a very easy computer tool to use when designing a new bee project.
I've accumulated a few Sketchup files from various tbh projects and am making them available on my website. Checkout
You can down load them and then view, rotate, scale or edit them for your own purposes as long as you don't try to sell them.
I was thinking about building a web based repository for bee related Sketchup files. The front end would be based on a mind map structure which should keep related items linked together and available regardless of the submission date. Maybe a visual format using a minimal text based structure and thumbnails of the files would make for a very simple and intuitive experience while still allowing some text searching.
The authors would still retain copyright with all rights reserved, but would allow free, private use of the material.
What do you think? Would it be of value? Anyone willing to contribute their drawings?