Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Offset tool to create outlines, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…One very handy drawing tool is called the offset tool, and…it allows you to create insets or offsets to your models.…Now, we can find it here.…It's the offset tool is here.…Or we go until Tools, find it here under Offset.…And the hot key is F.…Now, this tool only works on existing objects.…So I need to go ahead and create an object here.…I'm going to create a rectangle.…And then use the push-pull tool to bring that up into a box.…
Now once I have some geometry in the scene, I can use my offset tool.…So we're going to select that.…And I'm going to hover over a face. So let's go hover over this top face.…Left-click, and you can pretty much see how this works.…It creates an offset.…The offset can be inside or outside. So, if I do it inside here,…it creates that offset.…Now I can use my push-pull tool, to create, say, a cavity in that box.…For one, I can use the offset tool again.…
And this time I'm going to bring it outside of the box.…And notice how it creates just a face on the outside of the box.…And again, I can hover over that, hit P to…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Creating camera views
- Shading faces and edges
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
- Making 3D text
- Labeling a drawing
- Working with 3D components
- Applying materials and mapping textures
- Rendering and animating your work