Landscape Architecture

From planters to parks, we got your landscape architecture workflow covered every step of the way.

  • How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    A top academic in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, Dr. Nadia Amoroso focuses her work and her teaching methodology on visual representation, urban design, and creative mapping.

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  • 10 tips for modeling large design projects

    10 tips for modeling large design projects

    Ever wondered how design professionals manage to create gorgeous but more importantly functional models? (Ones that don’t take an age to load up and orbit?!) Well, wonder no more! We gleaned ten top

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  • Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    To celebrate our users across the globe, we traveled the interwebs and pulled together a collection of all the places your projects are taking shape.

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  • From new builds to renovations: creating beautiful residential landscape designs

    From new builds to renovations: creating beautiful residential landscape designs

    Running his own boutique residential landscape architecture firm, Tristan Peirce Landscape Architecture, and handles all aspects of the design to bring clients’ dreams into reality.

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  • Winning with 3D: A study of 5 Ramboll landscape architecture projects

    Winning with 3D: A study of 5 Ramboll landscape architecture projects

    Ever wondered how global firms use 3D technology to collaborate, win bids, and develop great work?

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  • [Quick Win] Rotated Axis Scenes for a CAD workflow1:00

    [Quick Win] Rotated Axis Scenes for a CAD workflow

    Have you ever used the rectangle tool to fill in areas of a CAD floorplan? If you have, then you know how easy it is. That is until you get to the part of the plan that is no longer orthogonal.

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  • How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    CAD files (specifically .dwg files) are ubiquitous in the design/build world. So what happens when you bring those CAD files into SketchUp?

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  • [Skill Builder] Add water to your landscape7:44

    [Skill Builder] Add water to your landscape

    Turn your landscape drawings up a notch by adding water throughout. In this SketchUp Skill Builder, we show you how to add bodies of water to your landscape designs.

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  • Top Tips for Landscape Architecture18:15

    Top Tips for Landscape Architecture

    Landscape architect and SketchUp expert Daniel Tal highlights some top tips to help streamline your landscape architecture workflow in SketchUp. With years of experience, he will guide you on best pra

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  • [Quick Win] Using Smoove and pre-select to create ridges and valleys0:44

    [Quick Win] Using Smoove and pre-select to create ridges and valleys

    Did you know you can create ridges and valleys that are not in a circular section? Watch as we use pre-select geometry to make these shapes with the Smoove tool.

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    SketchUp Essential Guide

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  • [Skill Builder] Detailing water in your landscape design10:12

    [Skill Builder] Detailing water in your landscape design

    Last week we took a landscape design and used water materials to intersect the geometry. This week we take it a step further...and add some detail! Follow along as we show you how to make your water l

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  • [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework0:57

    [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework

    Did you know that you can have more than one edge color in your model? This comes in handy when tracing over CAD linework in SketchUp. Follow along as we show you how to do this! Get more awesome tip

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  • The low-poly landscape: a conversation with BIGO

    The low-poly landscape: a conversation with BIGO

    Rodrigo Oliveira Cerci is a low-poly illustration artist from São Paulo, Brazil. Today we get to know this incredibly talented illustrator and game artist.

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  • [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers0:49

    [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers

    Sometimes when a model is geo-located people get confused at what they are looking at. Follow along as we show you how to take your imported image, unlock it, and edit it.

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  • [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers7:35

    [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers

    Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to layer toggling? Suggested by forum user Wo3dan, we show you how to use geo-locate layers to create a layer system that you can toggle between.

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  • Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    From traditional drafting in an architecture class to designing large commercial outdoor experiences, we check in with Brandon Reed from LOFTSIXFOUR.

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  • [Skill Builder] Making landscape contour lines from a smooth mesh8:59

    [Skill Builder] Making landscape contour lines from a smooth mesh

    Take those landscape models up a notch with this week's Skill Builder. Follow along as we run through the process of taking a smooth mesh and breaking it down into contour lines for a landscape model.

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  • [Skill Builder] How to use the Drape tool on a landscape plan10:02

    [Skill Builder] How to use the Drape tool on a landscape plan

    Coming to you from a customer request, we show you how to use the Drape tool in Sandbox on a flat landscaping plan --- only using native SketchUp tools! Follow along and turn your flat landscaping pla

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  • 3D modeling for landscape architecture with Ramboll

    3D modeling for landscape architecture with Ramboll

    Today we chat with landscape architect Anders Hus Folkedal at Ramboll, a large multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Denmark. Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:10

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