Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Inserting the company logo, part of SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut.
- We're in chapter 07-02 and we're going to insert the logo. Now I'm going to use a lynda.com logo, but if you've got your own company logo and you want to try using that, then by all means do so. And as usual, I'm going to try and explore as many different functions as I can as we go and insert this logo. First up, however, we need to get the logo. If you have access to the files, then it's in the chapter 07-02 folder. So Insert, and then here we go, logo, click Open, and this puts the logo in our drawing.
And again, it's under the references, so File, Document Set Up, here we have it, Status Current. So we can move it around by clicking over it and as long as we see this cross symbol for our cursor then that allows us to pick it up. If we go to the edge, then we get different shaped cursors and this allows us to drag and stretch. Now this isn't constrained. If I press my finger on the Shift key, that allows me to constrain the ratio.
You'll also notice if I select it that we have something in the middle. If I hover my cursor over that, it changes to a hand. This allows me to pick up the pushpin. Because I've got object-snap set, I can snap to the corners or the midpoint of this or to the center. And this then allows me to rotate around that point. I can move it to anywhere I want. And it's gonna rotate around that specific point. So again, a useful function.
If I close that off and then click on it again, it moves back to the center. Often when you've got a small object or you're zoomed far out, you tend to hit this before you hit anything else, which can be a bit frustrating so just be aware that it is sitting in there. So if I drag my object into the corner, you notice because I've got object-snap set, not only is it jumping around to the grid-snap settings, but it's also going to override that and hit the object-snap as well.
This is far too big, because this is about 260 mm by 260 mm. I want this to be about 50 mm by 50 mm. So instead of trying to guess the scale ratio for this, I'll just use the Rectangle tool, come down to this bottom corner and create a 50, 50 rectangle. Then I can select my logo and just drag that down so it hits that corner.
Now I'm panning. Pressing the wheel of the mouse is going to allow me to pan and rolling the wheel forward if going to allow me to zoom in. So click on that outside box and delete it. Now using my arrow keys, I'll just nudge it up three. One, two, three. And then across three to the left: One, two, three. And that's fine for my logo. We'll just finish this off in the next video by adding a little bit of text across the top and a line and some more text underneath that and then we can set all this up on the correct layer.
AuthorPaul J. Smith
- Creating a template watermark
- Mixing and saving styles
- Adding and updating scenes
- Aligning and animating scenes
- Adding and animating sections
- Creating views
- Customizing layout preferences and document setup
- Working with references in LayOut
- Building a template
- Working with site plans
- Coordinating plans and elevations
- Adding text, dimensions, and title blocks
- Building a scrapbook
Skill Level Intermediate
2. All About Styles
3. All About Scenes
4. All About Sections
5. Creating the Views for Layout
6. Into LayOut
7. Creating the Template
8. Site Plans
9. Floor Plans and Elevations
10. Coordinating Plans and Elevations
12. The Amazing Scrapbook
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