Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating labels, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…Many times we'll find the need to attach labels to our drawings.…So, we can do this using the text tool in SketchUp.…We've used the 3D text tool here, but there's also…another text tool that allows you to draw text labels.…You can also find it here under Tools > Text.…So if we select this tool, you can see a little label thing comes up here.…And we can basically snap this, or put this anywhere in the scene.…Left-click and drag to create a label.…
Now it tries to put in something that it…thinks is relevant, but you can type whatever you want.…So, let's say we were naming the surfaces of this.…We can type in the word brick. And it would show up.…Now this is an object, but it actually, always faces the camera.…So if I'm on…this side it's just going to show that that's brick.…Now if we wanted to we could create another label here.…Let's say we wanted to label the surface of the window here.…And we wanted to create that. Now, it's actually showing the dimensions.…
Again, we can just say that that's aluminum.…So click off of that and go back into select mode.…
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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