Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting the most from this course, part of SketchUp for Architecture: Details.
- In order to get the most out of this series I'm gonna make a few assumptions. Firstly, that this isn't the first time you've ever used SketchUp, that you're familiar with the interface, and keyboard commands, whether you're using a Mac or Windows machine. Now we have covered these extensively in the previous two series, and there are also some excellent series out there on Lynda.com for understanding the essentials of SketchUp. What we'll be doing in this series, more importantly, is understanding the nitty-gritty of the detailing, and how you can use SketchUp to effectively sort of build walls, and components bit-by-bit using the software.
I will be concentrating on the Outliner tool and Layers and Scenes, and, also, our old friend, LayOut. So understanding the links between SketchUp and LayOut, understanding the user interface whether you a Mac user or a Windows user. There are a few things that we haven't covered extensively in the previous two series, and that's specifically the differences between creating materials in a Windows version and a Mac version, so we will be covering that, but apart from that if you've got access to the premium content then that will speed up the process for creating some of these things.
It's more about how you can use SketchUp as a tool to generate sort of complex detailing, how you can use components to replicate these things, how you can make adjustments, how you can organize the content within the Outliner and with layers, and then how all this can be represented on the page in LayOut. So understanding LayOut, understanding SketchUp, and familiarity with the interface. These are actually key to getting the best out of this course.
AuthorPaul J. Smith
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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Building Up to the Floor Slab
2. Completing the Wall
3. Making the Window
4. Organize the Completed Model
6. Export and LayOut
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