This video shows how to take a bitmap image of a simple floor plan and scale it properly using the Tape Measure tool. In the video, George imports the bitmap and uses it as a texture on a basic rectangle. George then uses SketchUp’s Tape Measure tool to resize the floor plan so that it matches the scale of the scene.
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- [Instructor] There are many times…when you'll want to use an image as reference,…such as the floor plan of a building,…and you'll want to model against that image.…Now, when you bring in an image like that,…you'll need to make sure that you scale it to the scene.…Let's take a look at how to do that.…Now, I am going to bring in a floor plan,…but before I do that, I need something…onto which it will be mapped.…I'm going to select my Rectangle tool,…and I'm going to go ahead and draw out a rectangle.…Now, this rectangle doesn't need to be an exact size,…we will scale it later.…
Once I have this rectangle in the scene,…I'm just going to go ahead into File and do another Import.…I'm going to make sure I have Use As Texture selected.…I'm going to select FloorPlan,…and then I'm going to to ahead and left-click…and drag that into my scene.…As you can see, this comes into my scene,…and I have very specific dimensions on this,…so the actual outline of the building…is 26 feet 8 inches by 40 feet.…
When I bring it in in this way,…
Note: The core features of SketchUp Make, the free version of SketchUp covered in this course, and SketchUp Pro, the paid version of the program, are identical. Users of both versions should be able to follow along with the training.
- Creating new camera views
- Configuring custom toolbars on Mac and Windows
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Creating 3D text in SketchUp
- Measuring and labeling objects
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials on Mac and Windows
- Animating and rendering your drawings
Skill Level Appropriate for all
SketchUp 2016 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri3h 12m Appropriate for all
SketchUp for Architecture: LayOutwith Paul J. Smith6h 17m Intermediate
SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniqueswith George Maestri3h 1m Intermediate
SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentalswith Paul J. Smith4h 49m Intermediate
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Draw in SketchUp
4. Measure and Label
5. Stay Organized
6. Work with Components
7. Materials and Textures: Windows
8. Materials and Textures: Mac
9. Rendering and Animation
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