Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Rectangle tool, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…Another way to draw is by using the rectangle tool.…And we can find it here, under Draw, by selecting Rectangle or the…letter R, and we also can find it on our toolbar right here.…And the tool is really very simple to use.…You get a pencil icon here with a little rectangle underneath it, it tells you…you're drawing a rectangle, and all you have to do is left click and drag.…Now if you drag, you can snap to…a square.…Or a golden section which is an eight to five ratio.…
And then, basically, all you have to do is let go and the rectangle will draw itself.…Now if you want to give it…specific dimensions, notice in the bottom right corner…that the dimensions that you drew are there,…but if you want you could change those.…So let's say I wanted this to be ten feet,…okay, I'm typing in my feet marker there, by 16…feet, so I'm typing ten feet comma 16 feet and you…hit Enter and now I know this is exactly those dimensions.…Now, if I want to continue to draw, I can do that.…
I can again snap to endpoints or midpoints just like I did with the line tool.…
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
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Organizing Scenes
6. Working with Components
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animation
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