Learn how to draw the 2D outline of the bank of upper cabinets and then extrude it with Push/Pull. Learn how to use a rotated square to assist in drawing the outline of the cabinets.
- [Instructor] Let's focus on building the upper cabinets, here, that wrap around the corner next. We'll deal with this door opening in the next video. So for now, I'm going to zoom in here, and take a look at this situation. I'll start by drawing a rectangle from this corner over here and I'd like to snap it to the mid point on the top of this base cabinet. I'd like to know how deep that is, so I'll go to the tape measure tool and measure that, and it says it's 13 inches.
And that makes sense, because we have double that. We have a 26 inch deep cabinet here. I'd like to match that depth over here on the other side. I'll zoom in there and draw another rectangle. This time starting it in this corner but you'll notice that I have nowhere to snap to here. Instead I can take a look at the lower righthand corner of the screen where you see dimensions and as I move this along this edge, observe that the first value remains unchanging, 63 inches.
It's the second value that's changing as I move the cursor. So we can specify this numerically instead of trying to move it really really carefully, it's usually quicker just to type in the values. I'll type 63, comma, 13, enter. Okay, now in this corner cabinet I would like to have a cabinet that is at a 45 degree angle with respect to these two and I'd like the face of that cabinet to be, let's say, 16 inches wide which is a typical door size.
So to do that I will fashion a geometric tool that will help me and aid in this process. Draw a rectangle on the top surface here of the base cabinet. And I'll specify that as 16, comma, 16, enter so that I have a square. Then I'll press the space bar and double click on that surface which you can see is on the same plane as the outlines of the upper cabinets right now.
I'll go to the rotate tool or press Q, click a point to represent the axis of rotation, and then click a point to start rotating, move the cursor over, and you'll notice that we're kind of snapping to 45 degrees down there in the lower righthand corner you can see the values. If you want you can just type in 45, enter, to make sure that it rotates precisely that amount. Now let's go to the move tool and move this over in the red direction and snap this corner onto the edge and then, it's still selected, so I can move it again.
This time I'll pick it up from this end point and move it over in the green direction and snap it to that edge. So now this line represents the angle that I'm interested in and it's 16 inches long. Now I'm going to select just this surface here by clicking in it one and then I'll press delete to get rid of it, and then I'll go ahead and delete these extra edges as well. Now this triangle here is enclosed on all sides but SketchUp doesn't understand that it is bounded.
To let SketchUp know that I would like to create a face, I simply need to trace over any of these three edges. I'll use the line tool and trace over this edge, then SketchUp fills it in with a surface. I can then press the space bar to go to the select tool. Then select these edges and press the delete key to get rid of them. Now I have a single surface here. I'll press P for push pull, pull this up, a height of 30 inches.
I'll press the space bar and right now these upper cabinets are on the top surface of the base cabinets so we need to move them up. I will triple click on this surface to select all of those connected faces and edges, and the press G to make a group. That group is placed on the new layer. I'll then move it up. You can specify that you wanna move it up. This depends a lot on your viewing angle, so if I'm viewing it like this and I move the cursor up, SketchUp knows that I wanna move it in the blue direction.
But if my viewing angle was more like this, and I move it up, it might think I wanna move it in the red or the green direction or some arbitrary angle like this. You can specify which direction you wanna move in, though, by using the arrow keys. If you press the up arrow, that means that you wanna move up and it highlights in the blue direction. So that's a very handy shortcut when you wanna move something up. To start moving it, press the up arrow and SketchUp will know that you wanna move it in the blue direction. Now I'll type 16, enter, to move it up that precise amount.
So there we have it. A bank of upper cabinets with a 45 degree bevel here that measures 16 inches wide.
- Importing a 2D sketch of your kitchen
- Modeling the current kitchen
- Designing the new kitchen
- Altering walls
- Building an island
- Adding counters and cabinets
- Inserting appliances and fixtures
- Designing materials
- Adding lighting
- Adding navigation and animation