Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Eraser tools, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…Though we've been drawing and adding things to the scenes in SketchUp, but we…also will have times when we'll need to subtract or delete things from a scene.…And in that case we can use the Eraser tool.…Now, the Eraser tool is mostly for edges, and you should use…it when you want to get rid of an edge, rather than delete.…Simply because it keeps the model held together much better.…So, if I were to select my Line tool here and…start drawing, I could create a basic model…here and maybe start drawing some other stuff.…
So I'm basically just drawing a simple shape here.…Now if I wanted to, I could use my Eraser tool to get rid of them.…So all you have to do is hover over…an edge and left click, basically just deletes it.…Now, if I open up an edge, the face will go away.…Now, if I wanted to delete the whole…thing, I could rubber band select it and hit Delete.…But when you're deleting within a model, edge at…a time, you want to use your Eraser tool.…So again, that's a very, very simple tool.…
Let's go ahead and use it one more time, so I'm going to go…
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