…Sketch up allows you to make your own compoenent.…So let's take a look at how to do that.…I'm going to start with a very simple object.…Let's just make a cylinder.…So I'm going to create a circle and then use…my Push Pull tool to pull that up into a cylinder.…Now I once have this, I can select any one of…these surfaces or the edges or I can select the whole thing.…And just like we have done before, I could group this.…But let's go ahead and make this…into a component.…So I'm going to go to Edit, but instead of Make Group I'm…going to do Make Component and the hot key for that is G.…
And once I do, it brings up this window here.…And that says create component.…So I can give the component a name, let's call it…cylinder, a description if I want, and then some other options here.…Do I want to glue it to a specific axis?…So you can actually create components that are only glued to the horizontal axis.…But we're not going to worry about that.…And then we can also replace the selection with our components,…so I'm going to do that, and let's go ahead and hit Create.…
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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