Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Line tool fundamentals, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…SketchUp is, first and foremost, a drawing program, so let's take a…look at some of the really basic drawing tools that SketchUp has.…And we're going to start with the Line Tool, which is probably the core tool…that you need to know, and so right here, it looks like a pencil.…And if you go into the Draw menu here, you'll see we've…got a number of tools here and Line is at the top.…The hot key is L.…Now however you select it, it will bring up this line tool.…Now we basically draw a line by…left clicking and dragging, and left clicking again.…
So you left click, drag, and then you anchor it by left clicking again.…So I'm going to go ahead and left click in my view port and start dragging.…Now notice how when I drag around, it starts to snap to each one of the axis.…So it snaps to the blue axis, the up and down axis,…the red axis and the green axis.…Now this is because SketchUp kind of wants you to draw along these lines.…It helps you create things that are square.…You don't have to do this, but it's always a good…
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