Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Advantage Sketchup


When SketchUp was conceived over a dozen years ago, its design team envisioned a tool which was simple to learn and simple to use, but also powerful and capable of building complex models of all kinds of real world things. Not only has it lived up to its dream of making designing, building and operating things easier, faster and more efficient it is also, more fun.

A look at the many pluses:


Accurate measurements:  

SketchUp is great for working fast and loose, but it's more than just a fancy electronic pencil. Because you're working on a computer, everything you create in SketchUp has a precise dimension. When you're ready, you can build models that are as accurate as you need them to be. To model with precision, simply type in dimensions as you draw. You can also use the tape measure tool to set accurate modeling guides.


Copying & Arrays:

SketchUp’s Move tool is a double agent; it’s also the tool you use for copying entities. While you’re moving something, just tap a modifier key on your keyboard to let SketchUp know that you want to make a copy. Need an array of multiple copies? There’s a simple way to do that. And because we’re wired for simplicity, copying and arrays works the same way with the Rotate tool.


Edges and Faces:

Every SketchUp model is made up of just two things: edges and faces. Edges are straight lines, and faces are the 2D shapes that are created when several edges form a flat loop. For example, a rectangular face is bound by four edges that are connected together at right angles. To build models in SketchUp, you draw edges and faces using a few simple tools that you can learn in a small amount of time. It's as simple as that.


Follow Me:

SketchUp's innovative, do-everything Follow Me tool creates 3D forms by extruding 2D surfaces along predetermined paths. Model a bent pipe by extruding a circle along an L-shaped line. Create a bottle by drawing half of its outline, then using Follow Me to sweep it around a circle. You can even use Follow Me to round off (fillet) edges on things like handrails, furniture and electronic gadgets.



SketchUp makes it easy to draw in 3D space by calling out helpful points in your modeling space, highlighting them with different colors and easy-to-understand tool tips. We call this handy behavior “inferencing”: it’s named after SketchUp’s quasi-magical ability to infer useful points and locations based on the geometry in your model. Examples are the midpoint of a line, tangency on an arc, perpendicularity of all kinds... You get the point—and so does SketchUp.


Extrude any flat surface into a three-dimensional form with SketchUp's patented Push/Pull tool. Just click to start extruding, move your mouse, and click again to stop. You can Push/Pull a rectangle into a box. Or draw the outline of a staircase and Push/Pull it into 3D. Want to make a window? Push/Pull a hole through your wall. SketchUp is known for being easy to use, and Push/Pull is the reason why.


Solid Tools:

In SketchUp, a “solid” is any group or component that’s completely enclosed; if it were a physical object filled with water, none would leak out if you shook it. The Solid Tools in SketchUp Pro give you the ability to perform special additive and subtractive (Boolean) operations on solids in your model. Use the Trim tool to cut the mortise for a tenon in a woodworking project. Use Intersect to model the overlap between projected top and side views of an object. Union “glues” multiple solids into a single one. Split breaks intersecting solids into pieces wherever they overlap, without deleting anything. Subtract uses one solid to cut away from another.


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