Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating arcs, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…We can also create arcs in SketchUp using the arc tool.…We have, under Draw, we have an arc tool here.…It's also here. Now, the arc tool is really very simple.…We can left-click and drag out the base of the arc.…And then, left-click again to set the base.…And then the second drag pulls out the arc itself.…Do we want the arc to be along the…green axis? Or the blue axis?…And again we can hold down the Shift key to lock that.…
And then once we set the arc, we…can left-click again and choose set it in place.…Now if you want, you can snap.…So, if I want to I can snap from this end point to this…end point, and drag this along green, and now I'll have this arc here.…If I wanted to, I could select my line tool,…and draw in the middle, and once I have that,…now I've got actual faces, once all of this is connected.…Now, with the arc tool, we also just like with the line tool, we do have a number…of sides here, so if I wanted to, I…could reduce the number of sides, or increase it.…
So, let's say I only wanted, say, six sides.…
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