SketchUp 8 Training: Using SketchUp 8 to Create Outer Shells


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Creating outer shells

The last solid tool I want to show you is called Outer Shell. Now what this does is it essentially combines objects and simplifies your scene. So, for example, I have the standard joint here and if we take a look at it. Let me go ahead and move this object off here you'll see we have kind of this tongue and groove connection. In some respects that maybe important. We may want to show how something is assembled, but there are times when we don't really need to show that amount of detail.

And if we go into our X-ray mode you can see how I've got not only the tongue and groove, but I've got all this additional geometry for this that well we don't really need. So if we want to simplify our scene we can use the outer shell tool. I'm going to go ahead and turn off X-ray here. So this works very similar to the other solid tools I need to select one object, of course all of these have to be solid objects. So let's go into Entity Info make sure it's a Solid Group or s...

Creating outer shells
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Creating outer shells provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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