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Creating sections

From: Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

Video: Creating sections

Now let's talk about section planes. What a section plane is is basically a slice through your scene that allows you to see inside. It's used a lot in architecture. Now if I want to create plans for this house, I will need to create sections for it and I can do that using the Section Plane tool. I can find it under Tools > Section Plane, and when I activate it, it creates this little cliff here and I can basically position it wherever I want. Let's start on the roof, let's just position it on the roof. Then once I have done that, I can move this plane up and down just by hitting the Move key. So just hit M, to hit the Move key, and now I can create a section. So if I want to see exactly how this is built, I can do it.

Creating sections

Now let's talk about section planes. What a section plane is is basically a slice through your scene that allows you to see inside. It's used a lot in architecture. Now if I want to create plans for this house, I will need to create sections for it and I can do that using the Section Plane tool. I can find it under Tools > Section Plane, and when I activate it, it creates this little cliff here and I can basically position it wherever I want. Let's start on the roof, let's just position it on the roof. Then once I have done that, I can move this plane up and down just by hitting the Move key. So just hit M, to hit the Move key, and now I can create a section. So if I want to see exactly how this is built, I can do it.

Very simple! Now I can also delete that section plane if I want. Just go ahead and select it, hit the Delete key. Let's go ahead and do one that's vertical. So let's go again, Tools > Section Plane, and this time I am going to stick it to this garage door wall. All you have to do is just select it, hit M for move, and now you can get your section. Very, very simple! As you can see, this works very well and is very useful for things like architecture or anything where you need more specific types of drawings.

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Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 41s
    2. Installing SketchUp
      1m 31s
    3. Tips for Mac users
      2m 32s
  2. 51m 22s
    1. Interface basics
      5m 54s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 28s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      4m 21s
    4. Creating camera views
      4m 36s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      6m 44s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      4m 35s
    7. Creating scenes
      2m 24s
    8. Selecting and moving objects
      6m 45s
    9. Scaling and rotating objects
      4m 14s
    10. Manipulating faces and edges
      3m 55s
    11. Advanced selection tools
      4m 26s
  3. 54m 6s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      5m 25s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      4m 50s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      4m 55s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 33s
    5. Creating arcs
      3m 46s
    6. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      8m 11s
    7. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      6m 14s
    8. Using the Follow Me tool
      3m 49s
    9. Creating text
      2m 44s
    10. Softening round edges
      4m 19s
    11. Using construction tools to create guides
      4m 49s
    12. Creating sections
      1m 31s
  4. 38m 55s
    1. Grouping objects
      4m 54s
    2. Creating components
      6m 37s
    3. The Component window
      5m 51s
    4. Working with layers
      4m 26s
    5. Creating layers
      4m 31s
    6. Using the Outliner
      6m 29s
    7. Hiding and unhiding objects
      4m 23s
    8. Locking and unlocking objects
      1m 44s
  5. 26m 5s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      1m 50s
    2. Applying materials
      4m 25s
    3. Editing materials
      4m 22s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 21s
    5. Mapping images
      3m 39s
    6. Applying bitmap images
      2m 21s
    7. Mapping curved objects
      4m 13s
    8. Projecting maps on curved objects
      2m 54s
  6. 26m 26s
    1. Applying styles
      3m 7s
    2. Creating styles
      6m 57s
    3. Outputting 2D bitmaps
      3m 51s
    4. Basic animation
      4m 33s
    5. Advanced animation
      7m 58s
  7. 17m 26s
    1. Contours
      6m 15s
    2. Creating terrain from scratch
      2m 56s
    3. Sculpting with the Smoove tool
      2m 21s
    4. Stamping and draping objects on terrain
      5m 54s
  8. 17m 53s
    1. Using Photo Match to align cameras
      6m 56s
    2. Modeling in Photo Match
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting models to Google Earth
      5m 3s
  9. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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