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Advanced selection tools

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Video: Advanced selection tools

Now when you're working with faces and edges, there are times when

Advanced selection tools

Now when you're working with faces and edges, there are times when you'll need to select a bunch of faces and edges at once. You can do that as we did before by holding down the Shift key and clicking on each and every one of them, or by rubber band selecting that part of the object that you want. But there are other, more efficient ways of doing it, so for example, if I were to select this edge, if I right-click over it, you'll see I have a Select menu here, and this gives me three options.

One is to select All Connected Faces. Anything that's connected to that object, in other words this edge, or are all on the same layer, and we'll get to layers in a bit. Let's do connected faces, so any faces that are connected to this will be selected. So, if you, in fact, let's go into Shaded mode here. So you can see that we've got this face here's connected to this edge, and this face is, but none of these are, so basically it just selects the two adjoining faces. So if I were to select this one here.

Right-click. Select All Connected Faces. It just selects those. If I were to select these here, and more right-click. Again, select Connected Faces. Now select the entire roof. Okay? Now we have some other options here. We also have Select All Connected, so anything that's connected to that edge will be selected. And in this case, it's the entire house. And then we also have select with the same material. So anything that's shaded the same as the roof will be selected.

Let's go into View. Under Face Styles, turn on Shaded with Textures. So let's say I wanted to select everything that had this brick texture. All I have to do is select one face, right-click select all with same material, it will select only those phases that contain that brick material. So as you can see these are very handy tools for selecting specific parts of your model, which can come in very, very useful when you start modelling.

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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 17s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
      38s
    4. Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac
      1m 14s
  2. 17m 40s
    1. Interface basics
      2m 9s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 0s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      1m 47s
    4. Creating camera views
      1m 49s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      2m 48s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      2m 38s
    7. Creating scenes
      1m 57s
    8. Using the toolbars
      1m 32s
  3. 11m 27s
    1. Selecting and moving objects
      2m 59s
    2. Scaling and rotating objects
      3m 55s
    3. Manipulating faces and edges
      2m 28s
    4. Advanced selection tools
      2m 5s
  4. 26m 18s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      3m 27s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      2m 24s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      2m 15s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 17s
    5. Creating arcs
      1m 27s
    6. Eraser tools
      1m 39s
    7. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      2m 43s
    8. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      2m 5s
    9. Using the Follow Me tool
      1m 19s
    10. Creating 3D text
      2m 12s
    11. Softening round edges
      3m 30s
  5. 14m 0s
    1. Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
      3m 23s
    2. Using the Protractor tool
      5m 30s
    3. Creating sections
      2m 0s
    4. Creating labels
      1m 59s
    5. Dimensioning
      1m 8s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Grouping objects
      2m 15s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 37s
    3. Using the Outliner and Entity Info
      3m 8s
    4. Hiding and unhiding objects
      1m 55s
    5. Locking and unlocking objects
      2m 8s
  7. 15m 14s
    1. The Component window
      3m 45s
    2. Creating components
      3m 5s
    3. Using the 3D Warehouse
      2m 46s
    4. Using the Component Options window
      4m 20s
    5. Using the Interact tool
      1m 18s
  8. 27m 47s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      2m 26s
    2. Applying materials
      3m 59s
    3. Editing materials
      3m 33s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 44s
    5. Mapping textures interactively
      2m 33s
    6. Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
      2m 16s
    7. Drawing a structure from a floor plan
      4m 48s
    8. Mapping curved objects
      2m 37s
    9. Projecting maps onto curved objects
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Applying styles
      1m 54s
    2. Creating styles
      2m 9s
    3. Exporting in 2D and 3D
      1m 48s
    4. Basic animation
      2m 38s
  10. 10s
    1. Next steps
      10s

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