Refining objects with the Line tool


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Refining objects with the Line tool

Now that we understand the basics of the Pencil tool and how to draw in both 2-D and 3-D, we can also use that Pencil tool to refine existing objects, in other words draw on top of an object that's already been created. So I have this, a simple box that we've created and if we want, we can use the Pencil tool to draw on the actual box. So in addition to being able to snap to our axes, we can also snap to faces. So I can actually draw on a face.

We can snap to edges. Notice how when I get close to this edge, it kind of follows that along. Now there are also endpoints and halfway between the endpoint somewhere around here is the Midpoint. So I can snap to any one of those Faces, Edges, Endpoints, or Midpoint. So I'm actually going to snap to this Midpoint here and I'm going to left-click, draw a line and if I want, let's go ahead, and just cut this in half. So I'm going to go straight down, snap to the Midpoint on the opposite side, and then click again.

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Refining objects with the Line tool
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Refining objects with the Line tool provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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SketchUp
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