SketchUp For Beginners

SketchUp is a tool that is used by many including designers and architects. We Are Going To Draw A Simple House For An Example. Here are some basics of this software:

  1. Open SketchUp By Clicking on this icon:

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    2.  Delete The Person By “Left-Clicking” On It And using the “Delete” Button.
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3.  Left-Click On The Rectangle Tool (screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-58-54-am ). Click On The Center Of  Plane and Type 3′,5′ To Create a 3’x5′ Rectangle.

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4. Click on The Face Of The Rectangle You Just Created And Use The Push/Pull Tool [To Bring Up The Face And Make It 3D. 

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5. Left Click On The Rectangle Three Times To Select The Whole Object. Right Click On The Selected Rectangle And Choose Option “Make Group”. 

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6. Triple Click On The Rectangle To Go Inside The Group. Use The Rectangle Tool (screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-9-58-54-am) To Draw a 5″x8″ Rectangle On The Face Of The Rectangle. 

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7. Use Push/Pull Tool To Push Back The Rectangle and Make It Hollow. You Have Now Created The Door Of The House.

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8. Draw A Line On The Top Face Of This Rectangle. Make Sure You Are Still Inside The Group. Use The Move Tool (screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-10-39-36-am) To Push Up The Line. This Creates The Roof Of The House.

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9. Save Your Drawing By Left Clicking On “File” And “Save As”. You Have Now Learned The Very Basics of SketchUp!

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