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In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8. The course covers the fundamentals of the application, from navigating the user interface, manipulating objects, and building basic shapes to importing objects from Google Earth, animating a scene, and modeling organic terrain using the Sandbox tools. The course also explores SketchUp Pro features, which are available as an upgrade. These include tools for creating dynamic components and adding interactivity, as well as sophisticated importing and exporting options for working with outside applications.
Another way to label drawings is by using the Dimensioning tool. And this is something you probably use a lot in architecture or where you're using a very specific dimension. You can find the Dimensioning tool here under Dimensions or here on the toolbar. And Again, it's a very simple tool to use. All you have to do is just select the tool and then Dimension what you want. So let's go ahead and dimension this side of the chimney. So I'm going to find this end point, left click, drag, find the top endpoint, left click Again, and now we are just going to drag out our dimensions so that we can see it. Okay, very simple.
We can do this again. Let's go ahead and just click here; left click, left click Again, and then drag. So I can just go ahead and just dimension this little part here. Okay, very simple and so once you have the dimensions in place you can adjust it a little bit and basically what you can do is you can adjust them up or down. So if I want I can select the labels and push them up or down to make it more visually appealing.
As you can see this is a very handy way to communicate more information about the documents you are drawing in SketchUp.
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