• 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

    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

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    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

    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 ...
  • 9
    Oct

    MAKE ROUND CORNERS WITH ARC TOOL

    One of the functions that is missing from the SketchUp tools, is the «Fillet». The «Fillet» function, in every other 3D design software, can turn the corners of a surface, into curves or arcs. In SketchUp, this can be done, with the simple way that we are about to see. After all, like we’ve said before, SketchUp is a software ...