• 25
    Sep

    SHAPE TOOLS

    Sketchup is a 3D design software, and its basic characteristic is the very fast and easy way of designing. And we can achieve that with the tools that are very easy and simple to use. The «Shape tool» icon, consists of three different tools, through which we can design some basic shapes in 2 dimensions. Further down, we will see ...
  • 16
    Sep

    OFFSET TOOL

    The Offset tool in SketchUp gives us the opportunity to create a new outline from the already existing shape that we have. This tool will help us a lot when we want to draw a plan, as we can give the Offset a specific dimension, in order to draw the width of the exterior walls of a building, with only ...
  • 15
    Sep

    SCALE TOOL

    Another basic tool in SketchUp is the «Scale Tool». If we could describe in a few words what this tool does in general, then we would say that it allows us to increase and decrease the scale of an object. I remind you that an object in SketchUp can even be a single line or a surface, or even a ...
  • 13
    Sep

    ARC TOOLS

    In Sketchup, the ARC tools enable us to design curves and arcs in all axes. This can be done in 4 different ways, that is exactly the number of tools available in Sketchup for this kind of drawing. Curves are essential in the design of any scale. Below we will see in detail all four of these tools and how ...
  • 12
    Sep

    MOVE TOOL

    One of the most valuable Sketchup’ s tools is the Move tool. The reason lays on the fact that the specific tool enables us to execute more than one command. In the following tutorial we will see its first basic functions. What is its main function? Exactly what its name declares. With the specific tool we can move objects from ...
  • 9
    Sep

    ERASER TOOL

    One of the tools we often use in Sketchup is the Eraser (rubber icon). This tool actually reacts just like a rubber while it erases any object or line that we do not need in our design. The way it works is really very simple. Following, we will see how we can use the Eraser tool. Inside Sketchup’s work station, ...
  • 7
    Sep

    LINE TOOL

    In Sketchup just as in any 3d program, line gives the whole model’s design. Whatever design from a simple cube, up to an entire city, there will be numerous lines, often millions. Even if in the final Sketchup model we only see surfaces, we should bear in mind that in order to create a surface we should first surround it ...
  • 2
    Sep

    SELECT TOOL

    As we have mentioned previously, everything that we design inside the Sketchup environment consists of lines and surfaces, and models are the result of the combination of these two. We realize these lines and surfaces as objects. Objects that somehow we have to select in order to give them the next command. Because of that, the first and most important ...