Excel/Google SketchUp By: Kaiyla Washington


I am in charge of the Green Materials &Budgeting, in this task I have to fill in out Excel spreadsheet with all of our green material that will be used in our design, include pictures, a description of the product, vendor information and the price of the product with sells tax. Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. Excel also summarizes your data with previews of various pivot-table options. When you look at the Excel screen you see a rectangular table or grid of rows and columns. The horizontal rows are identified by numbers (1,2,3,4) and the vertical columns with letters of the alphabet (A,B,C,D). The intersection points between a column and a row is a small rectangular box known as a cell in Excel. A cell is for storing data in the spreadsheet, because an Excel spreadsheet contains thousands of these cells, each is given a cell reference or address to identify it. I am using the software Excel for financial and product data. While using Excel it helps me performing basic mathematical operations such as summing columns and rows of figures,
finding values such as profits.



Google SketchUp

Matt and Mariah taught our group a lot about using tools like Google SketchUp to model the interior and exterior of our trailer. In my group, Amelia and I are responsible for modeling the trailer’s exterior.  First,  we have to  creating a dimensioned model of the trailer that included windows, shutters, doorknobs, wheels, the hitching post, hubcaps, etc. This might seem like a lot of work for a couple of teenage girls but with the help from Matt and him  explaining the components of Google SketchUp and showed us how to get started using various tools, such as the straight edge tool and the box tool.


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