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Go beyond the basics: making SketchUp work for you Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for. Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, . It's been two years since we first reviewed Architectural Design with SketchUp. Since then, Alex Schreyer (the book's author) has spoken at 3D.
But where to start? There's never been more choice in renderers, and everyone knows that rendering is a lot more complicated than just clicking a button and waiting a few hours.
The settings, presets, lighting environments, and other widgets that go along with making a halfway decent rendering require an indecent amount of background knowledge. It's half science and half craft. With Alex's book in hand, we all might finally have a shot at learning this stuff. Here, Alex has surveyed some of the more popular digital fabrication techniques -- 3D printing, CNC, laser cutting, even 2D printing!
This section is only about 30 pages long, but Alex gets remarkably hands-on around some important workflows. For example… A handy tutorial from SketchforDesign. When we saw that Alex intended to include an entire section on scripting, we thought, "Ruby for designers? Did Alex mix up his medications? In teaching the fundamentals of Ruby scripting, Alex intelligently focuses on using scripts to generate forms that are otherwise arduous to model in SketchUp.
The most frequently used Navigation tools are readily available on your three-button scroll-wheel mouse.
Your cursor is the focal point of all navigation. Position it on the object you want to zoom in on, pan by, or orbit around so you will have more navigational control.
For any operation, you should always first determine the view that will make it easiest to perform the task.
Also, be sure to utilize your large LCD monitor and really zoom in on the area you are working on. Measurements The Measurements dialog in SketchUp gives you complete control over any tool. Keep in mind that the Measurements dialog is always ready for your input. You never need to click in the Measurements dialog to enter a precise dimension or value; you just need to start typing. By default, the Measurements toolbar is docked at the bottom-right corner of the SketchUp interface.
The screen captures used in this chapter show a floating Measurements toolbar. Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics 55 Figure 4. Creating Geometry The most frequently used tools for creating geometry in SketchUp can be categorized into two groups: the Drawing tools and the Modification tools. To get started with any model, you must first create the geometry using the Drawing tools the Line tool, Rectangle tool, Circle tool, Arc tool, Polygon tool, and Freehand tool.
Throughout the modeling process, you will likely go back and forth between these toolsets Figure 4. Use the Drawing tools to create simple 2D geometry and make additional edges to break surfaces to set up operations for the Modification tools. Use the Drawing tools to make additional edges and break surfaces to set up operations for the Modification tools.
A Surface Drawing tool creates a closed loop of coplanar edges, including a surface, in a specified shape. An Edge Drawing tool creates straight and curved edges no surface. These tools provide infinite combinations to complete additive and subtractive modeling operations Figure 4. All of these tools create a closed loop of coplanar edges and a surface. It is best to start building a model using these tools Figure 4.
Click once to start, move your cursor to suggest a direction, then click again to finish. Keep in mind that you can enter precise dimensions during the command or after the command, until another command is started. The same is true for most SketchUp tools. The click-and-drag method will get you into trouble because it is easy to accidentally perform small unnoticeable commands with many of the tools.
Typically, you should click once to start, move your cursor, click again to finish, and then enter a precise dimension.
Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics 57 Rectangle Tool The Rectangle tool is a very effective tool for creating surfaces, and it certainly is one of the most frequently used tools in SketchUp. One of its great features is that the geometry it creates is always aligned with the axes.
This means that you can create four edges and a surface, all squared up, with just two clicks Figure 4. Activate the Rectangle tool and click once to start. Move your cursor to suggest a direction and click again to finish. At this point, you can enter precise dimensions such as ,, then press Enter. TIP You can override the alignment with axes by starting a rectangle on an off-axis edge.
The Rectangle tool will align new geometry with the edge on which it is started. All circles are represented by a series of connected edges. The more sides a circle has, the smoother it looks Figure 4. Keep in mind that when you extrude a circle into a 3D form, every edge will become a surface with three additional edges.
As a result, the more edges you have, 58 The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture the more 3D surfaces you create, and ultimately the slower your model will perform, which can be problematic.
At what point are more segments unnoticeable? Be aware of what you are modeling and how many sides you will need to achieve the quality you want. If you are creating a close-up rendering of a column, it would be appropriate to increase the number of sides before you create the circle base of the column. If you are rendering several columns for a building off in the distance, you could decrease the number of sides used to create the circle bases of the columns.
There are times when a drastically lower number of sides is not noticeable. When you activate the Circle tool, you can change the default number of sides used to represent a circle Figure 4. Activate the Circle tool, then immediately type 48 and press Enter to change the default number of sides on a circle to 48 sides. Click once to define the center point of the circle. Move your cursor away from the center point on axis, click again to finish. At this point, you can enter a precise radius such as , then press Enter.
The Polygon tool works the same way the Circle tool does.
These tools only create edges, not surfaces. You can use the Edge Drawing tools to make small additive and subtractive adjustments to existing surfaces. Although it has many uses, surprisingly, using it is not the most effective way to create geometry. The Line tool is best used to make small adjustments and modifications.
To lock an axis, first find the axis and then hold down the Shift key to lock it. Finish the operation by clicking on a point to define the distance, and then release the Shift key. You can also lock an axis Figure 4. The Right arrow key Edge Drawing tools locks the red axis, the Left arrow key locks the green axis, and the Up and Down arrow keys lock the blue axis.
You can do this by using the inference engine to snap to a point, edge, or surface. Also, you can enter precise dimensions into the Measurements dialog. The Line tool can also be used to heal surfaces Figure 4. Right-click on an edge of a surface and choose Erase. When you erase an edge, you break the closed loop of coplanar edges and, in turn, lose the surface. Redraw the line from point to point and you will have the edge and surface back.
Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics 61 Figure 4. Now, right-click on the surface and choose Erase to delete only the surface. Use the Line tool to retrace any edge around the closed loop of coplanar edges. The surface is now healed Figure 4. Keep in mind that because geometry does not stack in SketchUp, there is only one edge remaining where you traced the edge.
Arc Tool Use the Arc Tool to create precise curves. Click once to define the starting point of the arc. Click again to define the endpoint of the arc, or enter a precise dimension into the measurements dialog. Click once more to define the bulge Figure 4.
Using the Measurements dialog, you can also enter a specific distance for the bulge. You can use it to draw loose, sketchy lines. Later chapters discuss rendering a complete model, generating images and standard drawings and the use of LayOut with SketchUp Pro. All the described procedures are illustrated. At the end of each chapter there is a summary of the main topics addressed and exercises to be downloaded from this site.
Describes best practices for creating LayOut documents from SketchUp models. Matt shows his 5-point method for preparing models for layout, and goes on to showcase real-world examples and advanced techniques. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish.
You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs. Includes in-depth coverage of LayOut and video tutorials on more advanced methods. Sign In Sign Up.
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Student Coursebook.A window selection is represented by a solid selection window. Move a surface and all the bounding edges of the surface will move as well. Don't Forget! With numerous updates to the book and its companion site SketchUpforDesign. A real-world project is provided to explore and it is employed in the book to develop a walkthrough animation.
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