Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…Now as you start drawing more and more complex objects,…you will need to align things as well as measure things.…So, here we have a building and we can use the tape measure to not…only measure the building, but also to create…guidelines to draw more stuff on the building.…So, let's take a quick look at the tape measure tool.…Very simply, it's a measurement system.…So if we go into Tools, we have Tape Measure.…We also…can find it here. The hotkey is T.…So, let's say we wanted to know how tall the building was.…
We could snap this to the endpoint, go up to the…top, and we can see that it's 12 feet, six inches.…If you wanted to measure this here, you could see it's 46 feet.…So you can very easily measure out parts of your model just to see what it's like.…But if you want, you can also use this to create guidelines.…In other words, lines against which you can draw.…So I've flipped around to the back side of this building here.…And let me zoom in here.…Let's say we wanted to draw something on the back side on of this,…
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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