Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video The SketchUp triumvirate: Styles, scenes, and sections, part of SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut.
- So we're in chapter 01-06, the SketchUp triumvirate. A triumvirate historically was a group of three powerful individuals, often at odds with each other. But in this case, we're gonna have three powerful SketchUp individuals working in harmony with each other. And this is one of the biggest problems that people have in getting to grips with the relationship between styles and scenes, and section cuts. And then specifically, getting these to work correctly in layout.
I know this for a fact, because I teach over 250 students every year in this. And this is one of the biggest problems that they deal with. It's not so difficult, you just have to be organized and understand that you need to create more than one style. The styles will represent the way in which the sections are generated. And the scenes control all that information. Okay, so I'll just give you a very brief overview. I've got three scenes created here.
We'll be doing all this, not necessarily using this, but using other things from scratch. So you'll understand the whole process, but this is just a very brief overview of what you need to do. I've got three scenes, Scene 1, 2, and 3. I've got three styles, 01 Shaded, 02 Planes, and 03 Cut. So I've generated the scenes by either clicking the plus sign on the scenes window, which is available from the Windows dialogue box, that's that one, Styles is also there.
This Section toolbar, that's available by right-clicking on the Toolbars and going down to Sections. Or you've got View, Toolbars, and then go down to Section. And that'll get that thing sorted. So, what often people do is create one style and then they'll use that for everything. And then they can't understand why it worked fine once and now it's not working again. You need to create different styles for different things. Scene 1 is displaying a style which is shaded, and it's not showing any Section Planes or Section Cuts.
Scene 2 is showing the same shaded style, but now it's displaying the Section Plane. Scene 3 is going to display the Section Cut, but not the Section Plane. And it's still following the same style. If I decided to change anything about that, whether we wanted to see the planes on this style. So, we're still in 03 Cut, then it's saying "Update me." If I turn it off, then it's back to the way it was.
If I decided to go in and put Back Edges on, it's gonna say "Update me." So, providing I'm back to the original state that it was, then it's not gonna be a problem. But otherwise, if you try to update a scene, if I say I'll update Scene 3, I'm gonna move it slightly, but I'm also going to put Back Edges on, let's say. And I, left like this. And I say right-click, Update. Then I'm gonna get this warning that says Scenes and Styles. Now, most people can see this, and they just fully ignore it or just think "Well, hopefully it'll go away." You've got some options.
Save this as a new style, Update the selected style, Do nothing to save the changes. So, it's happening because this thing is not the style that it should be. As soon as we turn off Back Edges, so it's back to the way it was. And then I went to Update. And it would be fine, it would update without any warnings. Because I'm using the style that was originally designed for this scene. So, you've got to keep an eye on the styles, you've got to be aware of what's happening with the styles. The styles, they say, control the section cuts.
The scenes hold all that information together. Plus all this stuff down here. Okay, so we'll be going through the next three chapters. We're looking at these in-depth. So don't worry if you didn't pick up that just now. Hopefully by the end of the next three chapters you'll be fully familiar with this process.
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
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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