This exercise uses SketchUp Free1, National Health Survey stature data2, and link length data3 to create a model that can be used to explore the spatial relationship between a worker of a given size and a work bench of a given size.
Workplace and worker parameters for this exercise see: Reach Limits
Worker (5%female stature2 and average body proportions3
This exercise uses sketchUp Free -- well because it's free. The basic procedures for creating a model are similar for other CAD programs.
It will be assumed that you are familiar with the basics of Trimble SketchUp Free.
If not, there are a number of excellent on-line tutorials that will help you quickly acquire the necessary skills.
SketchUp is rapidly evlolving, so you may find some differences between your desktop and the desktop
used in in the tutorials and this exercise, but the basic steps should be the same.
You also will find significant diffences between the on-line UI and the the desktop UI, but, again the basic steps for creating the model should be the same.