The first thing that you'll see is the welcome screen for SketchUp. We're going to draw out this base and then we're going to pull out what's called a bulge. And notice how this particular rectangle is now colored red, and again, that's because it's perpendicular to that red axis. He then uses the Protractor tool to create guidelines that are used to draw both a gable-end roof and a hip roof. Now once I have this, again, I can use my Line tool to add to this and if I wanted to, I could fill this in and actually create a PAC-MAN. The Protractor in SketchUp lets you measure angles and align objects in the 3D scene. Now one thing that SketchUp has is right-click menus. With LayOut’s Label tool (), you create a label entity with a text box, a line (technically called a leader), and an arrow or endpoint that points to a specific item in the drawing area. So this number of sides is telling SketchUp how many straight lines are going to exist around the circumference of this circle. Now if I have multiple edges selected, the tool will still work, so I'm going to go ahead andselect this one and this one and, again, right-click, Select/Connected Faces, and there we go.Now the other option for this is Select/All Connected. I scale my benchmark to the right until it aligns and snaps to the end of my line So that's the main difference between the polygon tool and the circle tool, is that the circle tool creates smooth-sided objects while the polygon tool creates objects that have facets. ; Open the Styles panel by selecting Window > Styles. So now we've got one more little thing to do. We can also use the line tool to draw on 3-D objects. So now that I've created that, let's go ahead and move on to the polygon tool. 4 A-A. So instead of snapping and pulling up I can just draw diagonally, Endpoint to Endpoint here, and snap along the red axis. So now let's take a look at the 3 Point Arc. So let's take a look at how to do that. And when I hold down the shift key,you can see how that gets bold. So as you can see, this is a really fast way to draw detail into an object. the Move command works pretty much the same way as the move tool in sketchup… pick a point on the object you’d like to move then click on a second point where you’d like to move it to… if you want to snap to an endpoint in rhino then make sure you have the End snap turned on in the osnap panel. One more way to create geometry is to use the Follow Me tool. Now this is a very imprecise method. So I'm going to go to my push/pull tool, hover over this, and pull it out. SketchUp gets a bad rap all the time for being an “inferior” progr… And you'll notice that as soon as we activate the tool, it highlights faces. Now the circle tool can be aligned to any axis you want. And circles and polygons are basically equivalent except one has soft edges and the other one has hard edges. And as you can see, that shape is drawn along a plane. So I actually have a complete shape with a face. We will walk through the majority of steps necessary to complete our work within SketchUp together - however, much of the work will require creativity and imagination as well as trial and error in order to obtain the required design/shape. ARCH225 @ Drury University. So you can actually pull a shape along a predefined path. If I select this blue wall, right-click, All with the Same Material,notice how it selects anything that has that material on it. In the following illustration, the Endpoint object snap is on. So we can do the opposite on this object here. So I specifically reduced the number of sides so that you could see it. Now, what this does is it takes a space or a shape and then offsets it to create basically an outline. So let's go ahead and do this one more time so we can get the hang of it. Double-click on Layer 01 to rename it Floor. And again, I can use my Arc tool. So this is the base of this shape, and then left-click again and drag and you can see how I can bring this bulge out, so I can make this shallow or deep, however I want. And now the final one is the Pie shape. And when I do, the edge disappears. So if I want to, I can go back to this, and we can draw it at basically any angle we want. Now, when I activate this tool, notice how we get the Angle Measurement tool. So I'm going to go ahead and lock it to the blue axis, and then, when we left click, we get to create two values at once. Open Google SketchUp (I have version 8), and use the circle tool (keyboard ... A light blue dot labeled "center" should pop up. Now the circle tool has the hot key of "c." And we can also find the tools here on the tool bar, So again we have Circle and Polygon. So let's go ahead and use that tool to create some railings for this scene. Using sketch up 2020 we will create a three D model from A to D. Step by step. If you are reaching out to recover your license details, please check our License Wizard. So I'm going to go ahead and select that, and notice how the cursor changes to the Line tool, but it also has a little rectangle underneath it, and that tells us we're drawing rectangles. Double-click on the Perspective viewport label to maximize the viewport. So we want to highlight the face inside the circle. And I really just made a simple square. So this edge basically, and if you click on it you'll see that it's actually 12 separate edges because that's how many sides I had to this circle. So, for that, Sketch-up has an eraser tool. And, as you can see, we have almost a box. So regardless of that I can go ahead and just draw out whatever size I want, and also notice how the Dimensions are showing up in the bottom right hand corner, and those change as I move my tool. We will build our model from start to finish, learn time saving tips for doing things like creating walls, editing materials, adding roofs, adding vegetation and war. Up arrow locks it to blue. In fact, we'll have a few more options. And then just go ahead and left-click and drag, and we're going to give it a size of one inch. Now notice in the bottom how we have a number of sides. To snap to an endpoint, simply draw a line. And again, I can use this as the basis for creating more detail. And that creates a circle. 1. The circle tool had more sides but it's basically the same technique. Just move your mouse and you see a parallel, dashed line; click again to place the line wherever you want. And by experimenting, I can snap to the boundary line if I draw it point to point, but can not snap to the boundary line if I draw it "by point range", I figured, WOW, maybe it is a 3D issue. 2. So I can left-click and drag out a circle. Click, and it will allow you to snap to the endpoint. We are doing a series of CAD software reviews over the course of the summer, and today it is time for a Trimble SketchUp CAD software review. Now what this does is select any face that is connected to that edge, so if I were to select this edge here, right-click, go Select/Connected Faces, it selects these two. Using the Move Tool, click an endpoint on the sidewall and press Ctrl (Option) to drag a copy and snap it into place on the left side. If they are all in the same planer axes you just need to retrace the outline. To help you do that, LayOut includes several tools and features, including a grid, inference cues, and an Arrange menu. So let's go through this one more time. I'm going to go ahead and undo that, and let's go ahead and just use the eraser tool. And before we actually do this,I'm actually going to type in a new number of sides for this. We've got to clean this up. I'm going to go ahead and type in some text here,and then let's go ahead and change the Font, and maybe we can make this a little bit bigger. We've been using the Line tool as well as the Rectangle tool and let's go ahead and take a look athow to create curved objects in Sketchup. So now I have some window frames that are four inches wide and one inch deep. Move the corner (or “endpoint” in SketchUp-speak) of the bench seat to the corner of one the legs, and you line up the seat along two axes: the height (blue axis) and the depth (green axis). So, again, we can get a length as well as an angle. And when I let go, it's created exactly what I want. These SketchUp tutorials are suitable for a wide variety of fields: architectural design, landscaping, engineering, and even video game design. And let's go ahead and find just the face that's on the inside of that circle. Now in SketchUp we have two basic types of text. It's pretty straightforward. Now these objects actually have pretty much the same geometry, except one is smooth and one isn't.Now if we go into our View menu, we can turn on what's called Hidden Geometry. So the left arrow key locks it to green. I'm drawing effectively in 2D and trying to draw the front elevation of a new window. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS USING SKETCHUP PRO 2020 BY PAUL J LEE Dip Arch., B. Arch Sc. Now once it's there, it's actually a 3D object and we can continue to move it. Object Snap Shortcut Key Description Endpoints SE Snaps to the endpoint of an element or component. So, if I were to left-click here and drag, I could type in a number for the length of the base, so if I typed in say, 10 feet, it would lock it at 10 feet and then I could sweep through the angle and I could type in a specific angle, let's say 60 degrees. But what we're looking at now is 3D Text which is for creating actual geometry in the scene. And now, you can see, I've got this right angle.And all I'm doing is using the line tool, and I can draw in 3-D. And, again, if I want to, I can start to snap to these points and use my inferences to create a 3-D object. So if I snap to one of these points here, left click, drag, you can see that I can go along the blue axis. But that's not exactly the same function as using the eraser, so this could cause problems later, particularly if you were to export this model into another 3D app. So I'm going to go ahead and select the Circle tool. It will provide you with a good understanding of the Arc Tool (A), Offset Tool (F), and the Follow Me Tool . And again I'm going to just hold this out and as you can see we're getting a very similar effect.But this time when I pull out the geometry you can see that I'm getting lines here. So, as you can see, the push-pull tool is a great way to make shapes out of curves and arcs, and it's a really handy tool to use. I can also include blue in my drawing. But this is exactly the same as the circle tool. 5933 mm. So if I go back to my Rectangle tool I can draw on this face here and just draw whatever size rectangle I want, and that is now on the face of that 3D object. Now can just do this by using the standard selection tool, so I can left-click on an edge and shift-select a face and maybe another edge and another edge, but if you have a large model, you may need to select things a little bit more efficiently. In fact, if you zoom in, you can kind of see those straight line segments. So I actually have a bunch of straight lines here, that it created by drawing that curve. So I'm going to go into my line tool. Is there a way to get the arc to snap to the tangent I want? And so, again, I'm getting green and blue here and then snapping that. And once I do that, it has that arc, and again, the number of sides will be dependent upon the number that we typed in at the very beginning. So we can use the line tool to create 3-D objects. Now we can find circles and polygons here under the Draw menu. And if we want to change the number of sides we can also do that. Now when we pull this into geometry, notice how this face here is smooth. If you want to be more precise, you'll have to start using Arcs. All I have to do is snap to this corner and draw a line along the red axis to this corner. Click to confirm location. And I'm going to type in the number four, for four inches, and that will make that exactly four inches. Thanks for looking at my tutorial and I'll see you in the classroom. Now just like with the Line tool, we can also draw on faces in our 3D scene. And if we wanted to, we could even close this by using the Line tool. Now typically when you draw a circle, you want to have a higher number of sides. And each one of those endpoints is actually just a line segment. So if I re-select this, you can use your arrow keys to align it to any axis. Let's go ahead and do something a little more specific to this scene. And then I can basically just do the same sort of technique,but just along a different plane. All I have to do is select one of these hidden edges, right click above it, and just find the Unsoften option. So, if I were to select this face here and right-click over it, you'll see that we have under Select a number of options. I'm going to go ahead and click off of this, and then I'm going to select this edge here. So we can create an angle and a length for the base of that rectangle. Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video, Drawing curved and freehand shapes, part of SketchUp 2015 Essential Training. So I'm going to give this a radius of say six feet. We can change the Font, we change it to Bold or Italic. But there are a lot of tools that are a lot more sophisticated than this, and we'll get to those next. 4032 mm. I'm not limited to just red and green. Read this article to learn how. Click in the check-mark… When I click on that, notice what happens. Now once you select the tool notice how in the bottom right-hand corner we get a number of sides. Now there are two types of tools here. And if I want to draw something else, I can. As long as you hold down Shift, your selection should scale proportionately. Now we've been working with edges, but we can also take a look at faces. So let's go ahead and go into the circle tool. There is a Freehand Drawing tool as well as an Arc tool. If we use the arrow keys, we can actually lock it to a specific axis. Now, I've created these outlines just by drawing a straight line and a couple of arcs. And in this case it's six. So the Freehand tool is found under Draw, Lines, and we have a Freehand tool here. To start modeling a vase, you need to create a profile outline of the vase. And if I wanted to, I could use my Line tool to close this shape. But we thought that starting it with the free ones, like SketchUp would be a good idea because there are a lot of people out there who are also just starting out. This is what messes with my mind. So, as you can see, we've got that effect. Now if we want, just like before, we can type in numbers so if I were to left-click and drag, I could make this say, exactly 12 feet, and then if I wanted to, I could also use my arrows to pull this up vertically. So if we leave this pretty much at the defaults, we can just select Place and you can see that it creates a piece of text in the scene. So if I click off of the Arc tool,by clicking another tool, and then click back onto this, notice how the first thing that comes up, before we use the tool, is the number of sides. Now we do have one little problem here, and that's this edge here. We can also adjust things such as the size of the text, the alignment of the text, as well as whether the text is Filled or Extruded. The second one is the length. Arrays are multiple copies of entities that you create in SketchUp. Your mouse should snap right to it. Now with faces we do have some more options, so if I go Select/Bounding Edges, it will select the edges that bound that face. I see that if you start an arc from an edge but not the edge endpoint, then SU infers tangent arcs very nicely. So here I have a simple house, and I've drawn just a basic rectangle for the door and the windows. Right arrow locks it to red. And if I go into View and turn off Hidden Geometry, you'll see that I have what looks like a cylinder except for this one face, so I have basically this smooth face here, and then this one here which isn't. Now, the 3 Point Arc is kind of more for shapes that go around an angle and you can kind of create a shape that looks a lot like a PAC-MAN and you could see that here. And now I have a nice edge to my door. Now when we do that, it brings up this little box here. Now once I've done that the Rectangle tool will still remain active, and if I want I can continue to draw rectangles. … Diagonal here, diagonal here, and I can also use my Rectangle tool to close this off. I'm going to go ahead and Undo that. So let's take a look at the 2 Point Arc and this icon actually kind of gives us a hintas to how this is going to be drawn. So, as you can see, we can use our line tool to not only draw along planes,but we can also draw up into 3-D. Now you can also get rid of edges using the Delete key, so if I were to go into Select mode by hitting the space bar, highlight this, and hit the Delete key, that would also get rid of that edge. And we can find them here on the toolbar here. But yet their snapping system is really good. LayOut’s Linear Dimension () and Angular Dimension () tools can label a distance or angle. Learn how to navigate 3D space in SketchUp, customize the interface, and start drawing. SketchUp Essential Training teaches the basics of SketchUp's easy-to-use 3D drawing, design, and rendering tools. In the following figure, you see an example of a linear and an angular dimension. And just go ahead and Shift deselect these faces so that only these edges are selected. We can enter any text we want. So again, I'm going to go to my offset tool and go over that space that is the door, but in this case, instead of going on the inside, I'm going to go on the outside. Now if I hover over a face and push pull again notice how it will just resize the box, so if I select on the top I can make the top smaller or bigger or I can make it narrower or wider. All of a sudden it is no longer soft. And then also notice how we can get, the second angle can come up or down. So again I can Soften this edge, and I can Soften this edge. So I'm getting actual faces on each one of these, which I'm not getting here on the circle.