In Google SketchUp 7 New Features, George Maestri reviews the major enhancements to Google's free and user-friendly 3D modeling software. One of the most exciting changes is the addition of Dynamic Components, and George takes an in-depth tour of their features, including built-in animation and the ability to scale without distortion. He also reviews the new point-and-click Interact tool, which allows users to customize Dynamic Components without the use of a keyboard or menus, and the improved Line tool, which transforms intersecting lines into separate segments. Other improvements include updates to the 3D warehouse and the ability to download models directly from Google Earth. Exercise files accompany this course.
Getting help from the Instructor
Sizing objects with the Measurements input box
Editing textures outside of SketchUp
Saving customizations to textures as unique textures
Geo-referencing with Google Earth
Exploring the new Line tool behavior
Exporting model attributes to reports in SketchUp Pro