Learn how to use the Copy option of the Move tool to copy a series of lines at specific measured distances, in this video on laying out a new kitchen design.
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- [Instructor] In this video, we're going to create a massing model for the new kitchen. Let's turn off the Demolish layer and start by building a built-in pantry over here in the corner. Press R for rectangle and click the first point of the rectangle there on the corner. Then type in 30 comma 49, enter. This will be the area of our pantry. Press O for offset, click on the surface, and as you move the cursor, you can see that you can offset either inside or outside that boundary.
In this case, we want to move the cursor inside the face and type 6 enter to offset that specific distance. Then press the spacebar to go to the Select tool. Click on the inner surface and press Delete on the keyboard. Then select this edge, press M and move it back and snap it to the edge of the wall. Then press P and pull this up and snap it to the top of the wall. Press the spacebar, press L for line, then draw a line from the midpoint up, a distance of 7 feet.
Enter. Then draw the line over in the green direction, a distance of 15 inches. Continue the line down to the bottom. Press the spacebar and select this edge right here. Then press M and move it over 15. So we have a door opening that measures 30 inches wide by 7 feet high. Press P and pull this surface back and snap it to the inner edge of the pantry wall.
Now press the spacebar and triple-click on the pantry walls to select all contiguous, and press G to group. Orbit over here. And I think next to the pantry is a good place to put the refrigerator. Press R for rectangle. Draw the rectangle from that inner corner and type 33 comma 36, enter. Press P and pull that up. I'm not exactly sure how high to make it so I'm just going to eyeball it about here. Actually I could snap it to the underside of the door opening like that.
I'll press the spacebar, triple-click on the fridge, and press G to group it. Now over here I'm going to build in a counter. So I'll use the Line tool by pressing L. Click here and move the cursor in this direction and type 26 enter. I'll press the spacebar to go to the Select tool. Let's select that new edge that we just drew and move it over in the green direction a distance of one inch. We need to have a little gap in there or else the fridge wouldn't be able to be slid in and out.
Press L and draw a line across this direction a distance of 50 inches. Orbit over and draw another line at a distance of 40 inches. And then go ahead and complete this shape by clicking these points. Press P and pull that up to a height of 36.5 inches. Press the spacebar, triple-click on any one of those surfaces to select all contiguous, and press G to group. Now over here is where I'd like to put a stove.
Press R for rectangle, and let's draw in a rectangle that measures 30 by 30. So type 30 comma 30, enter. Then press P and pull it up to the top. Press the spacebar, triple-click, press G. Now I'd like to have some more counters over here. And ultimately I think the solution here is to fill in this door opening and cut a new door opening over here. There's nothing that prevents us from doing that because this is simply the mud room on the other side.
So let's go ahead and draw in a rectangle over here that measures 50 comma 25, enter. And then let's pull it up. Actually I think there's a mismatch. This is a 26-inch counter, and this is 25. So let's make this one match the other by snapping to it. It's just that easy to match things up in SketchUp. Press the spacebar, triple-click on the new object, and then group it by pressing G.
Now let's address the upper cabinets. Press R for rectangle. Draw a rectangle from this inner corner all the way over here to the midpoint. And then orbit around and do the same kind of thing over here. Draw this over. Now here I have nothing to snap to, but if you look in the lower righthand corner, you can see the dimensions. The first dimension is 63 as I move along this edge. And the second dimension is what is varying. So let's type in 63 comma, and then we're going to match that to half of the depth of the counters.
And if I remember they're 26, so half of that is 13. So we'll type in 13 enter. Okay, now I'm planning to have a corner cabinet here that has 45-degree angle. To accomplish that, let's draw a rectangle on the top surface of the counter like this. And let's make it measure 16 inches by 16 inches so that we have a square. Do you see how that's just floating there on top of the counter? Now let's press the spacebar to select.
Double-click on this face. Press Q to go to the Rotate tool, and let's rotate this 45 degrees. I'll type in 45 enter. And then I will move this over from this endpoint to snap it to the edge there. Then I will do that again by moving it this way. And I'll snap it to that edge. Now I'll draw a line across here, and SketchUp will fill in the bounded area with a surface.
Now I'm going to carefully use the eraser here and erase particular edges so that we end up with a boundary that looks like that. I'll press P and pull that up a distance of 32 inches. Press the spacebar to select, triple-click. Press G to group. And then press M to move, and let's move that up in the blue direction a distance of 16. So now we have the upper cabinets with a nice 45-degree angle here, our surface that measures 16 inches.
Save your work as Kitchen 4.
- Importing a 2D sketch
- Modeling and demolishing your current kitchen
- Creating a model of the new kitchen
- Altering walls
- Designing an island
- Adding counters and cabinets
- Inserting appliances and fixtures
- Assigning materials
- Adding lighting
- Animating a camera to visualize the kitchen