Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with layers, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…A more sophisticated way to organize objects in SketchUp is to use layers.…Now layers allow you to name the layers.…And allow you to turn parts of the scene on and off.…Now we can get to layers by going into Window > Layers.…Now in this scene, I have some layers set up.…So let me just show you how they work.…We always have a default layer here. And that will contain anything…that's not in the other layers. So by default we always have layer 0.…
Now these layers are layers that I've created.…So we have a layer for the plants.…I can turn those on or off simply, by clicking on this check box.…We have a layer for the fence. And one for the house.…Now, if I click a layer that is actually active,…it will prompt me, You can't hide the current layer.…The current layer…is basically the one that has the radio button checked.…So this is the current layer, this is the current layer.…And the current layer is basically the layer into which we draw.…
So if I select layer zero as the current layer, I can turn off everything.…
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