Sketch up is popular 3d modelling computer program developing by Trimble navigation for a wide range of drawing application it use 3D model to generate the 2 drafting details we need for construction. It has been designed to be easy to use for
- Architectural design.
- Interior design.
- Landscape design.
- Civil and mechanical engineering.
Drawing Basics and Concepts
Drawing a model in 3D is different from drawing an image in 2D. This introduction to drawing basics and concepts explains a few ways you can create edges and faces (the basic entities of any SketchUp model). You also discover how the SketchUp inference engine helps you place those lines and faces on your desired axis.
Table of Contents
- Drawing a line
- Creating a face
- Dividing faces
- Opening 3D shapes by erasing edges
- Healing deleted faces
- Finding and locking an inference
- Knowing your inference types
- Locking inferences with the keyboard
- Ensuring edges are aligned to axes
What Are the Different Versions of SketchUp?
SketchUp Make is a freeware version that you can download after signing up for a free account. Make is free-to-use for home, personal and educational use and it begins with a free 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. Although Make is no longer updated following the November 2017 release, you can still download the installer to use on your computer.
SketchUp Pro ($695) is the premium version of the software. It contains added functionality like the ability to import and export different file formats, access to a 2D documentation software, layout tools, and a Style Builder that lets you create custom edge styles for models.
The successor to Make, SketchUp Free was released in November 2017 as a web-based application. To use it, you must sign up for a free Timbale ID with a valid email address. SketchUp Free lacks a lot of the features Pro has, but if you’re just building and viewing 3D models for personal use (or looking for something that can print to your 3D printer), this is a great place to start.
Hit Up the SketchUp 3D Warehouse
Now that you’ve got SketchUp installed it’s time to get started by searching through the 3D Warehouse, where you can view and download pretty much anything ever created on the platform.
3D Warehouse is a database of user-created models available for anyone to access. Just head on over to their website and start searching through the seemingly endless warehouse of models. I wasn’t joking when I said you could find pretty much anything on here. They have everything from simple buildings to an entire m