3D Modeling

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3D Modeling

Circle, Rotated rectangle and Polygon

This part of SketchUp tutorial will show you how to draw three basic shapes in SketchUp: Circles, Rotated Rectangles and Polygons. If you have been following our step-by-step tutorial, you know that SketchUp gives you many tools to draw basic shapes. We’ve learned how to draw with pencil tool and also with rectangle tool. Although […]

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Move, Rotate and Scale tools

This lesson focuses on three main manipulation tools in SketchUp. Moving, scaling and rotating geometries are the fundamental tools that you’re going to need in every construction project. So stay tuned. Move Tool The most basic and important tool for manipulates an object is the Move tool. This tool, as the name implies, is for […]

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Selecting shapes in SketchUp

Welcome to another part of SketchUp tutorial. In this part, we’re going to learn how to select shapes. It might sound simple but you might find selecting things in SketchUp a bit tricky. If you don’t know the intricate ways to deal with different kinds of geometries, selecting can be confusing. Selecting geometries will not […]

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The Pencil and Eraser tools

Hello SketchUpers. In this article we’re going to do something practical for the first time. Let’s get into drawing and start to actually create basic a geometery in SketchUp. One thing to metnion at the beginning is that we’re not going to go through the toolbar items one by one and explain them from top […]

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Zoom, Orbit, Pan in SketchUp

In this part of the SketchUp tutorial, I’m going to show you how to rotate around the scene, pan across the scene and zoom in/out in SketchUp by using your mouse. This is a necessary skill you need to dominate in SketchUp environment because you’re going to work in a virtual 3D space. When you […]

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Preferences and Tray Panel in SketchUp

In this part of SketchUp tutorial series, I’m going to talk about two places in SketchUp that you need to know about, before even starting to draw anything. The first one is the “Preferences” window which contains some of settings for the SketchUp program and then, the “Trays” which holds the most important dialog boxes […]

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3D Modeling

3D Coordinates in SketchUp

In this part, I’m going to explain what to expect from Sketchup and will talk about important elements on Sketchup’s interface. Then we’re going to get familiar with the “Three Coordinate Axes” in Sketchup and the most important use of it in drawing 3D models. At the and, we’ll also see the functionality and the […]

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SketchUp introduction

Hello and welcome to the first part of tutorial on Sketchup. My name is Alireza and I’ll be your host to walk you through the tutorial of Sketchup program. This is the first part of our step-by-step tutorial. If you are new to Sketchup, it is necessary that I first give a concise explanation of […]

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