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Architecture, design, and media professionals all over the world are using Google SketchUp to create detailed 3D models efficiently and quickly. In Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training, design expert George Maestri teaches the foundations of SketchUp's drawing, design, and rendering tools. He covers the fundamentals of the application, the interface, and the Sandbox extension, which is used to create realistic organic shapes and terrain. George also discusses how to model and texture objects from existing photographs and export models to Google Earth to visualize how buildings fit in a real landscape. Exercise files accompany the course.
Let's go ahead and look at some more ways to select edges and faces within SketchUp. Up to this point we have learned how to Shift select, how to rubberband select individual edges and faces, but there are some additional tools that will aid in selection within more complex objects. So let me show you some of those. We can certainly select just by clicking on edges or Shift-clicking on multiple edges. We've learned how to do that, but there are some additional options. So let me click on the edge that's the peak of this roof here, and if you want to, you can go into the Edit menu and you can see that a little Edge option pops up here and if we go to Select we've got three options here: Connected Faces, All Connected, and All On Same Layer.
Now this is one place where you can find it, I like going through the right-click menu. So if you have a two- button mouse, you can select that edge, right-click and a contact sensitive menu will appear. Now this gives you some additional options, which we will go through as we go through some of these. But the one I want to go to right now is Select. So if we do Select > Connected Faces, what this will do is select the faces that are connected to this edge. So if we had multiple edges connected, let's go ahead and zoom out here. If I selected say the peak and the valley of this roof and then I right-click, I could select All Connected Faces and what it will do is select any face connected to those edges.
Now that's one option. The other option is to select anything that's connected to that edge. So that means anything that's even remotely connected. So it walks through the entire model. Let's go ahead and do this, and it selects anything connected to that edge which is basically everything but the doors and windows which are built by components and also the little guy on the inside, it doesn't select him because he is not connected either.
So that's another one. The third one in that menu is All on the same layer, now we are going to get into Layers a little but later, but what this does is it selects any object or any edge and face that is on the existing layer or the active layer, and we will go through that in more detail as we get to Layers. Now there are also some additional options for selecting faces. So if I have a face selected, if you go into this Edit menu, notice how this changes the face and it gives me a Select option and we have some additional options. Again, we can get to this through the right- click menu. So if I select this, go right-click, I can select Bounding Edges, Connected Faces, very similar options. Let's look at what Bounding Edges does.
Selecting Bounding Edges basically just selects the edges that surround that face, or if we have a series of faces, let's say we select the whole roof, we go select Bounding Edges, it selects anything that bounce those particular faces. Now another way of selecting Bounding Edges is by double-clicking on a face. So if I select this face and double- click on it, you'll see how it selects the Bounding Edges as well. So double- click is another way to select Bounding Edges. Let's go ahead and select the face and right-click on it.
Some of the other options are All Connected Faces, which we've done. That selects any face that's remotely connected to it, and notice how it also selects the edges of the roof because the face protrudes in two dimensions rather than just one for the edges, and we can also do a Select > All Connected which is almost identical to selecting that for the edge. Now there are two more options and we'll get into these a little bit later, but I'll just show them to you. One is all on the same layer, which is identical to the one for the edges, and the next one is all with the same material. Now a face can have a material applied. So for example, a roof might have a shingle material applied while a wall might have a brick material applied.
So what you can do is you can select any face that has identical material. So you can select all the brick in the building or all the roofing material in the building and it'll select any face that has that applied. So those are some of the options and some of the additional ways for selecting multiple edges and faces within SketchUp. So let's go ahead and move on from here.
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