Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: SketchUp

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Country: Pakistan
    Rep Power


    Three-dimensional models are essential if you're in the design field. Google SketchUp gives you the ability to easily create your own 3D models. With an easy-to-use interface and a wide swath of Help features, it's the perfect tool for beginner and intermediate designers alike.
    To begin, Google SketchUp puts all of the help options in plain sight, which include video tutorials, tips and tricks, a blog, and a help center. It asks you to select a template from a long list that includes templates for architectural design, woodworking, Google Earth modeling, and basic plans. We started simple with the Beginning Training Template - Inches. The user interface is fairly basic in design, which is a good thing as some of these types of programs can be quite overwhelming. A toolbar at the top of the window includes the familiar menu options: Files, Edit, and View. There are also menu options to manage the Camera and Tools commands. A toolbox resides below with tools for creating and editing shapes, lines, and even adding building using Google Earth (you have to install the plug-in first). A helpful Instructor guided us through the setup process by creating simple lines going through each of the tools. In no time, we were creating shapes and designs, albeit very basic ones. The Tape Measure Tool let us measure our shapes, and the Eraser tool removed our mistakes.
    Now, we may not be well versed in 3D design, but Google SketchUp proved simple enough for non-designers to jump right in and immediately create designs. We can't think of a better testament to its ease of use. Google SketchUp installs desktop icons without permission, but it uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program for all people.

    Name:  SketchUp (1).jpg
Views: 609
Size:  50.7 KB

    Click here to download SketchUp

    Last edited by Tahir Bati; 01-08-2014 at 10:16 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Country: Pakistan
    Rep Power
    Line, Push/Pull and Orbit are basic tools of SketchUp, further description is shown in SketchUp Instructor.

    Name:  SketchUp  (2).jpg
Views: 515
Size:  99.0 KB
    Select Tempelate according to your requirement and then click on "Start using SketchUp".

    Name:  SketchUp  (3).jpg
Views: 494
Size:  103.3 KB
    Basic drawing tools are available in Tools menu of SketchUp. While right window show Instructor for any tool that you select from tools menu.

    Name:  SketchUp  (4).jpg
Views: 506
Size:  131.1 KB
    Different materials can be added from "Paint Bucket Tool" icon.

    Name:  SketchUp  (5).jpg
Views: 518
Size:  165.7 KB
    Push/Pull tools are also very useful for 3D designing; which can be easily accessed from Tools menu.

    Name:  SketchUp  (6).jpg
Views: 518
Size:  139.9 KB
    A variety of Downloadable Models is available on
    Timble 3D Warehouse; where you can easily download and use desired 3D models.

    Name:  SketchUp  (7).jpg
Views: 522
Size:  216.8 KB


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts