Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Site plans, part of SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut (2015).
- So I'm in Chapter 08-02, and because we have done so much work up front, and we've prepared our model really well, the rest of this is really quite easy. The hardest decisions we have are how to lay out the sheet. So the first thing we need to do is bring in our content. If you have access to the files, then "File" and "Insert" and then "CH08-02". Then we have the house and the location plan. So I'll load up the location plan first, and click on "Open".
This is our location plan. Now, I said when we created the location plan, that we didn't need to create a scene for it, because we're just looking top-down on this, and we just need to set the scale. So it's not like we have any fancy section cutting to do. It's just the site that we're looking directly onto. What we're gonna do is highlight the boundary of the site and we're gonna do that in LayOut anyway. So by selecting the link, and we go to our SketchUp Model.
On the "View" tab, we have got the "Ortho" is ticked so that light blue color means that it's selected, which means that we're looking in a 2D orthographic view. The current scale is 1:830. Now I want to set that to 1:1250. If you want to set it to a imperial equivalent, then choose the correct scale and it's gonna give you the appropriate size. Because I've set this to a scale, this tick box automatically ticks.
And this means that "Preserve Scale on Resize". When I'm resizing the window, this scale isn't changing. If this was unticked and I was to drag this in, then this would get smaller or larger depending on the size of the view port. I'm just going to drag these in so it squares off. Drag this up, so all I want to see is the site. Then I can click and position this somewhere in this corner.
Now all I need to do now is add some text to this on a north point. North is vertically up, in this instance. Then I can go "File" and "Insert", and then I'll choose the house this time. This is the larger file, so it's gonna take slightly larger to load. Now these are referenced in the document setup as we looked at previously. For this one, under the "Scenes", this gives me the "Last saved SketchUp View", so I need to click on that and we'll go to our site plan.
The site plan's gonna be displayed slightly bigger. The location plan is gonna locates it on a map, so you'd have road names, etcetera. Grid references, possibly. And this site plan is just gonna give us some information on the boundary of the site. We'll be adding some trees and other content later on. Again, I want to change the scale of this to 1:200. And then, make sure the "Preserve Scale on Resize" is ticked, and then I can drag in these windows.
I don't have to drag in the windows, but it makes selecting objects much, much easier. I'll position this over here somewhere. Now I can adjust the window on this, if I want to, and I can select this one, or I can nudge this into position. If I press the "Shift" and nudge, then it jumps a bit further. You can't set the size of the increments, but the "Shift" key does make it nudge slightly further.
So all I need now is to add my north point. The north point is saying this one's pointing up. Because this has been rotated, then the north point is going to be slightly in this direction. So there's our two plans positioned. We can fine-tune this later. In the next video, we'll be looking at adding some content from the very impressive Scrapbook.
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
SketchUp 2013 Essential Trainingwith George Maestri2h 16m Beginner
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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