• 26
    Apr

    QUICK TUT: SPHERE

    Today we begin our new series of “QUICK TUTS”. We start with a simple tutorial on how to make a sphere in three simple steps. Watch the video below from our YouTube channel and find out how to make it with using the Follow Me tool!              
  • 10
    Dec

    STUDENT UNITS – ADVANCED MODELING IN SKETCHUP

    Project by : Spiros Koulias I designed this project when I was still studying in College, and it is one of my favorite projects, that I have done in SketchUp because it was the first time I experimented with the design of an organic form. I wanted to create an exterior shell that would cover every side of the building, ...
  • 20
    Oct

    [SLICE] – SKETCHUP MODELING TECHNIQUES

    Project by : Spiros Koulias SLICE is a dissertation project that I entirely designed in SketchUp. The building was designed in order to accommodate war refugees. The last few years, this has been a major issue all over the world, and no actual solution has been found to it. I see every day, thousands of refugees trying to find a ...
  • 17
    Oct

    “NATRIX” ORGANIC MODELLING WITH SKETCHUP

    Project by : Spiros Koulias Natrix is one of my projects I did a few years ago when I was training myself to design organic forms in SketchUp. After I found all the proper tools that I needed to design forms with curves, I decided to take part in an international competition for young designers where the topic was Urban ...
  • 12
    Oct

    FLIP ALONG

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    It is possible, that while you are designing a model, you might want to flip it over, in order to place it properly in your design. In Sketchup, many times, the functions are not always found on icons or on keyboard keys. The «Flip Along» function, does exactly what its name says, it flips over any object we choose, along ...
  • 11
    Oct

    IMPORT AUTOCAD 2D PLAN TO SKETCHUP

    First of all, we create an Autocad file with the floor plan we want to import in Sketchup and save it. In some occasions, we might need to save the Autocad file in an older version of Autocad, in order to be compatible with the version of Sketchup that we are using. At this point, I should tell you, that ...
  • 10
    Oct

    LINE DIVIDER

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    Many times while using Sketchup, we might want to divide a line into smaller equal parts, but we can’t find the proper tool to do that. The command in order to achieve that, is called ‘’Divider”, and it is very easy to use. First of all, in order for the command to work properly, we need to select the line ...
  • 10
    Oct

    “POCHE”- HOW TO FILL COLOR THE SECTIONS

    During the last years, by looking into projects of many architectural offices, I noticed something that they had in common. Mostly in classic architectural drawings, the area that is being «cut» in a section drawing, was filled with a color. Especially in black and white drawings, it is very common to fill the section are with black color, in order ...