SketchUp models are made entirely of edges and faces. This video explains the difference between the two and how to heal a face if a coplanar set of lines in broken.
- [Instructor] If you've used the rectangle…or line tool in SketchUp,…you may have noticed that SketchUp draws edges…or lines as well as faces…which are created when three or more…coplanar edges connect.…If one of those edges are removed,…the face will be removed with it.…A SketchUp model is always made…solely out of edges and faces.…Faces and edges do not have a thickness.…The style of edges can be changed to appear thicker,…thinner, smoother, or hidden.…
However, they always have zero thickness.…When extruded, a shape is created.…It may appear that a face has a thickness,…but again, this face has zero depth.…The shape is actually hollow.…And when the face is removed,…you'll be able to see the interior of the hollow shape.…To create a 3D model, we must draw the faces and edges…to represent what we would like to convey.…In SketchUp there really is no such thing…as a wall or a door.…
It's just simply measured edges and faces…to create what we are trying to represent.…The good news is that SketchUp's flexibility…is also it's strength and you can draw anything.…
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Customizing toolbars
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Modeling from a floor plan image
- Resizing and rotating objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and exporting your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Componentswith Scott Onstott3h 13m Intermediate
What you should know1m 16s
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
7. Document and Stylize
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