Google SketchUp Cookbook by Bonnie Roskes
With multiple template options and an intuitive interface, this program lets you direct all of your energy into creating and not into fumbling through complicated menu options. Pros Template variety: No matter what kind of design you’re looking to create, you’ll likely find just the right template in this program. Additionally, each type of template lets you choose the system of measurement you’d like to use and on what scale. Help options:
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With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. Making Multiple Copies This chapter covers the various ways you can make linear and rotated copies by using the Move and Rotate tools. Keep reading, however. Plus it never hurts to review some basics. As you probably know, the Move tool is used to move objects, and the Rotate tool is used to rotate objects. For linear copies, you can adjust the spacing and number of copies, and for rotated copies, you can adjust the angle between copies and the number of copies.
For both kinds of copying, you can make these adjustments as many times as needed while the tool is still active. Keep in mind, however, that after you start a new Move or Rotate action, or activate a new tool, you can no longer adjust the spacing, angles, and so on. Copying in Linear Arrays You want to copy an object in a linear pattern rows and columns. Solution Use the Move tool to make one copy and then adjust the number of copies and spacing between copies. SketchUp is very flexible in how you can set the spacing and number of copies: After the first copy is made, you can enter the number of copies you want and set the spacing between them.
Until you activate a new tool or start a new Move operation, you can continue to adjust both the spacing and numbers. Most often, you need to make several copies of something in the horizontal red or green or vertical blue direction. In this example, you will practice this scenario by placing rows of windows along a wall. You can create your model from scratch, or download my Linear Array model from the 3D Warehouse. Because the window will be copied, it should be a component.
Why a component? A component is easy to select and will keep the file size small. Figure Note Aside from the reasons already mentioned, components are an extremely powerful feature of SketchUp, and you should take advantage of them wherever you can. Want to Create this Model Yourself? Erase a side wall so that you can see inside right-click on the face and choose Erase. Paint the front and back faces, if you want. In the lower-left corner of the front wall, draw the basic window shape by using a rectangle and an arc, erasing the dividing line between them.
Make it small enough so that several rows and columns of windows can fit in the wall. Use Offset to make the window frame. Select the entire window, including all edges and faces, taking care not to select any edges or faces of the building itself. Right-click on a selected face and choose Make Component. Figure The second point places the copy.
Whether the direction is green or red depends on how you oriented your model. Figure Note The length is indicated in the units of your model, which are set in the template you chose when you opened the file. Click to place the copy. After the copy is placed, the window glass cuts the wall, and you can see through it. Making an external linear array in SketchUp is easy: Type the number of copies you want, followed by an x, and then press Enter.
Figure Note Do not click in the Length field; just type and press Enter. If you click to enter the Length field, SketchUp will think you are ending the current action. The windows should be closer together. If your units are Architectural, you need to include the apostrophe for the foot symbol. You can enter this dimension most easily as 8. Figure Keep trying out new numbers until your spacing looks right. The inch symbol is not needed because that is the default unit.
Figure Entering Numbers SketchUp is flexible in how you can enter numbers for lengths. If your units are Architectural, the default unit is inches. If your units are Imperial feet or inches , you can still enter values with metric units, such as cm, mm, or 4.
Conversely, you can enter Imperial units in a metric unit model. Figure When your row of windows looks right, you can copy the entire row. The Move tool will actively select only one object at a time, so when you want to copy multiple objects, you must first preselect the objects.
Holding the Shift key enables you to select multiple objects. Click anywhere for the first move point—on a face, edge, or in blank space. Figure SketchUp moves the selected objects by the distance and direction between the two move points. Figure Now you can copy all of these windows to the back of the building. This midpoint is used so that the position of the windows relative to the front wall will be the same for the windows copied to the back wall. Figure Orbit to face the back wall, and click the same midpoint on this wall.
Figure There are endless possibilities for external linear array copies, but here are just a few: To copy the houses from one side of the street to the other, you can turn them to face the right way with the Flip option on the pop-up menu. The buttons at the top are also copied components.
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It has a feature set designed to meet their needs e. A major difference between Shop and Pro is that SketchUp Shop is a web application that you run in a browser while connected to the Internet whereas SketchUp Pro is a downloadable application that you can use offline. Compared to Make, SketchUp Free does not support extensions and creation and editing of materials. Make[ edit ] Sketchup Make formerly SketchUp for Home and Personal Use , introduced in May , is a free-of-charge version for home, personal and educational use. There will be no further releases of Make after November , users are expected to migrate to SketchUp Free, though the installer remains available for download. The models can be downloaded right into the program without anything having to be saved onto your computer’s storage.
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SketchUp Viewer for Windows Mixed Reality makes it possible to engage colleagues and clients in experiential design review: a powerful new way to evaluate. Google SketchUp is 3D modeling and graphic design program which allows you to From then on, it’s possible to create windows, doors and all the shapes you. I was wondering if it is possible to have multiple windows of the same model open in sketchup? or just having multiple windows of different.