Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Use the Tape Measure to create guidelines, part of SketchUp 2016 Essential Training.
- When you draw in SketchUp…there are many times when you'll need…to be very precise…and measure and align things.…And we can use the Tape Measure tool to do that.…Now the Tape Measure tool…can be found here in the toolbar,…or under Tools, Tape Measure.…And the hotkey for that is T.…Now in its simplest form the Tape Measure tool…basically just measures.…So if I click on the far corner of this roof…and then snap to the other corner…you can see that this is 66 feet 4 1/2 inches.…
If I take the tool and I measure this vertically…you see that that's 10 feet.…Now in addition to just measuring what's in the scene…you can also use the Tape Measure tool…to create guidelines.…Now here we have this house,…but let's say we wanted to add…some more windows along this wall.…Well, in order for them to line up…we'll need to create some guidelines.…Now there are two ways to do this.…One is to just take the Line tool…and draw a line and use that as the guideline,…and then erase it later,…but probably a more sophisticated way…is to use the Tape Measure.…
These tutorials work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Navigating SketchUp
- Creating camera views
- Configuring the toolbars on Mac and Windows
- Selecting, moving, and scaling objects
- Using the line tools for 3D drawing
- Creating rectangles, outlines, circles, and freehand shapes
- Creating 3D text
- Using the measurement and labeling tools
- Organizing drawings with groups and layers
- Creating components and using components from the 3D Warehouse
- Creating and applying materials
- Working with textures
- Rendering and animating drawings
Skill Level Appropriate for all
SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniqueswith George Maestri3h 1m Intermediate
SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentalswith Paul J. Smith4h 49m Intermediate
SketchUp for Architecture: LayOutwith Paul J. Smith6h 17m Intermediate
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measure and Label
5. Stay Organized
6. Work with Components
7. Work with Materials
8. Materials on the Mac
9. Work with Textures
10. Rendering and Animation
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