SketchUp 7 New Features

with George Maestri
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SketchUp 7 New Features
Video duration: 0s 38m 17s Intermediate


In SketchUp 7 New Features, George Maestri reviews the major enhancements to Trimble's free and user-friendly 3D modeling software. One of the most exciting changes is the addition of Dynamic Components, and George takes an in-depth tour of their features, including built-in animation and the ability to scale without distortion. He also reviews the new point-and-click Interact tool, which allows users to customize Dynamic Components without the use of a keyboard or menus, and the improved Line tool, which transforms intersecting lines into separate segments. Other improvements include updates to the 3D warehouse and the ability to download models directly from Google Earth. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Getting help from the Instructor
  • Sizing objects with the Measurements input box
  • Editing textures outside of SketchUp
  • Saving customizations to textures as unique textures
  • Geo-referencing with Google Earth
  • Exploring the new Line tool behavior
  • Exporting model attributes to reports in SketchUp Pro


(lighthearted music) - [Voiceover] Hi I'm George Maestri and welcome to Google SketchUp 7 new features. Google SketchUp 7 has a number of enhancements, the most important of which is dynamic components. Now these are objects that have intelligence and you can also interact with them and we'll show you how to work with these new types of components. In addition we'll be talking a little bit about improvements in the 3D warehouse, how to download models directly from Google Earth, as well as some new texture editing features.

So lets get started with Google SketchUp 7 new features.

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