Nearby models


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Nearby models

Another nice new feature of SketchUp 7.1 is the ability to bring in what are called Nearby models. So, if you have a location that you are working with you can bring in all the buildings that are close to your area, so you can have a better representation of how your structure will look in the context of a city. So let's again go to Washington, D.C. I'm starting actually in Google Earth here, and again, it will just go ahead and bring us into the city.

Now if I want, I can just leave this at default here, and let's just go ahead and center this over The White House. So all I want to do here is just bring up that block or so that consists of The White House. And then I'm going to go into SketchUp and under Tools, under Google Earth, I'm just going to say Get Current View and what that does is it just takes a snapshot of this area and brings it into Google SketchUp 7. So now I have the area in and around The White House.

Now once I have this in SketchUp, all I have to d...

Nearby models
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Nearby models provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 7 New Features

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