…There are many times when you'll want to see things in sections.…Such as when you're creating a floor plan, or want to…show cutaways of a project or a building, or an object.…So let's take a look at how to use the section tool in SketchUp.…So under Tools, we have a Section Plane tool.…So if I select this, it creates this plane.…Now if you can see…here, it snaps to whatever surface I have.…So if I'm on a horizontal or vertical surface its going to snap to either one.…
So let's say we wanted to do kind of a floor plan section.…So all I have to do is go onto the…roof of this object, left-click and it creates a section.…Now what it does is it actually creates a section object that I can select and move…using the move key.…So If I go into Move, I can select this, hit Move, and move it up and down.…And as you can see, I can create a very nice section.…Now if I want this to be a really official type of section, I can certainly go…into Standard Views > Top, and then turn on…Parallel Projection, and now I have a floor plan.…
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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