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by Gerret Wikoff, Jesper Cook, and Steve KuhlGerret Wikoff Owner, Gerret Wikoff Custom Carpentry & Construction Los Angeles I've been a licensed GC doing new construction and remodeling in the LA area since 1980. My company is on the small side, so I have to be fairly hands-on in working with my crew and subs. When I first heard about computer drawing, I thought it would be easy, intuitive, and quick. My first few forays into using CAD didn't live up to my expectations, but after seeing another contractor make rapid changes to a job plan on the fly using a program called SketchUp, I decided to give it a...

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