Learn how to build complex construction from simple components in SketchUp. Following some essential organizational strategies, learn how to control visibility and selection with Outliner and Layers to create a brick and block cavity detail with a realistic timber casement window.
- [Voiceover] Hello and welcome to another installment in SketchUp for Architecture. This one, as you can see, is number three, and we are going to be dealing primarily with detailing. We'll be building this thing from scratch. Now on the next page of layout we'll look at the sequential approach to this. And whilst the modeling isn't particularly complicated, there are a few little bits and pieces that we'll have to deal with. Profiles will be created for the window frame, for example, and all the seals.
But the rest of it is fairly straightforward. This is more about organizing your content again in SketchUp. Now if you flick over to SketchUp you'll see what I mean. This is the thing. Again, once you've made one of these, then you've got it as a component, and the rest of it is mostly rectangular with a material applied, and we'll go through the application of materials and the creation of certain types of materials. But it's this one that we'll be concentrating on, the Outliner and also the layers.
Okay, so control of the layers, control of the components within the model allows you then huge amounts of flexibility. So we'll be creating about there's 24 scenes in total, if I go right back to the first scene, let's flick back through to the blank. So this is where we start off, we start off with nothing, and then we start putting a trench, the footings in, the underground bricks and the blocks to the cavity width. Then we'll put the base fill in, then we're going to move inside, et cetera, et cetera, as we build this up, put the mesh in, and then we go through to the sill bricks and add the window.
So all of this stuff will be generated in SketchUp, and I'll show you how to apply the materials to make it look a little bit more realistic. I've only got a couple of styles in this one, so there's no section cuts going to be used because we're just stopping it short, we're using the modeling to explain a cutaway 3D without having to rely on section cuts inside of SketchUp, so that makes life a little bit easier, but also allows us then to show the construction content.
Okay, so that's really what we're looking at in a nutshell. As we move through the chapters, I'll explain all about the process.
AuthorPaul J. Smith
This installment concentrates on organizing the details in your scenes with the Outliner and Layers panels. As the course shows, well-built and organized SketchUp components allow architects to have greater flexibility at every stage of the design process.
- Creating the brick and block components
- Building walls
- Laying courses of bricks and blocks
- Trenching and backfilling
- Creating the brick halves
- Adding mortar fill and insulation to the cavity
- Creating windows with casements, sills, and jambs
- Organizing the model
- Adding materials
- Exporting the SketchUp model
- Working in LayOut
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Building Up to the Floor Slab
2. Completing the Wall
3. Making the Window
4. Organize the Completed Model
6. Export and LayOut
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