Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video The Component window, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…As you start making more and more complex…objects in SketchUp you'll want to save these objects.…So you can use them over and over again.…You may also want to share objects with others.…Or download objects from the Internet.…We can do all of this using Components.…So let's just take a look at some of the basics of components.…It all happens in this window here, called the Components window.…If I select it, you'll see that it brings…up a window, and this has a tabbed interface, so we have Select,…which allows me to select components, Edit,…for editing components and statistics about components.…
So we're going to be working with Select right now, and…then on the second line here you'll notice there's a view option.…That allows me to show things in thumbnails, as a list, or with details.…I tend to stick with details. It gives me the most information.…And then we have a Home key, which basically always brings…us back to the components that are in our model, okay?…And there is a difference here.…There are components that are in our model…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Creating camera views
- Shading faces and edges
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
- Making 3D text
- Labeling a drawing
- Working with 3D components
- Applying materials and mapping textures
- Rendering and animating your work
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Organizing Scenes
6. Working with Components
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animation
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