Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Floor screed, part of SketchUp for Architecture: Details (2015).
- So it's time to add the floor finish, so that's the insulation and then the screed on top and the carpet can go on top of that. It's a series of rectangles that we're going to create. This insulation slab is 1200 mil in this direction, 600 in that direction and it's 50 mil in height. The perimeter insulation is 75 mil, the depth of the screed, and it's 30 mil thick and again, 1200 millimeters in length. So we'll move into Chapter 5-01 and we can crack on with finishing off the floor.
So, rectangle tool, and on this surface we will draw a rectangle, which is going to be 1200, 600, Enter. And Push/Pull 50 mil, Enter. And then we'll triple-click, right-click, and Make Component, and we'll call it Floor Insulation.
And it'll create. So that's as simple as it gets, really. We're going to move this into the corner, so as it's not so easy to see that bottom corner, if I turn on x-ray, then it gets very confusing. So I'll just turn off x-ray so you can see what we're doing, and I'll just take it in to the wall first and then I'll slide it along and meet this one, so sometimes it's quicker to move something twice than once, so get it on the green axis and the benefit of inferencing, so a finger on the Shift key to lock out that green axis.
Line it up with the face of the wall, and then we can pick this corner or any part on this edge, want to use that one, track it down the red axis, and just move your cursor up, over, something on that face, and then that's that one done. So we're going to copy. So a similar way that we copy everything else, using the Move tool and the Ctrl key on the Windows machine or the Alt + Opt key on the Mac, and then if we just select both of these, I make a copy in this direction.
So as these two are selected, right-click and Make Unique, and then enter the info, Floor Insulation, cut, so we can identify the two, and then we'll just double-click and Push/Pull this in to maybe the edge of that. And then that's got both them done. We could put a sliver there or we can in fact, what would be easier is just to double-click on this slab and Push/Pull back to line up with about there.
The perimeter insulation, so again we are looking at a length of 1200, comma, and 30, Enter. And then we Push/Pull this, so P on the keyboard for Push/Pull. 75 and Enter. And then again, triple-click, right-click, Make Component, and we'll call this Screed Perimeter Insulation.
We already have the perimeter insulation below it and then we can click on Create and copy that using the Move tool. And then we can take one of these, copy it in this direction. Hover over the red crosses, rotate 90 degrees and then we can position it along this way. So again, corner to corner, zoom in on that bit.
So, picking up by that corner and moving it to this corner, that will sort that bit out. And again, we'll just do a Make Unique. Now I'm going to rename this one, Cut. It might seem like a little bit of a (mumbles), but it's very important that you can identify everything in the drawing, it just makes life easier down the path and it doesn't take too long at all. The danger is that you scale everything. Now you get into all sorts of pickles later on.
So that's the perimeter insulation and the floor slab insulation. So the last thing is the floor screed, So, go from that corner to this corner, Push/Pull it, 75. Three clicks, right-click, Main Component and Floor Screed and then Create. So quite a simple task to generate the floor. Again, it's important that you make these element by element, as opposed to just one sort of, strip, because when we start to add the graphics to these, then you get a slightly more realistic approach to it, when we start stripping it back to show the construction of it.
So now that we've finished our floor, we can concentrate on finishing off the walls and then we'll put in the fine detail at the end.
This installment concentrates on organizing the details in your scenes with the Outliner and Layers panels. As the course shows, well-built and organized SketchUp components allow architects to have greater flexibility at every stage of the design process.
- Creating the brick and block components
- Building walls
- Laying courses of bricks and blocks
- Trenching and backfilling
- Creating the brick halves
- Adding mortar fill and insulation to the cavity
- Creating windows with casements, sills, and jambs
- Organizing the model
- Adding materials
- Exporting the SketchUp model
- Working in LayOut