Drafting in LayOut 3
In our newest blog, we explain how to draft using LayOut 3. Unlike the previous versions, angular dimension...
[Skill Builder ]Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 3
This is part 3 of our Dynamic Components series. If you haven't watched parts 1 and 2 yet - do that before you watch this one. In this video, we will talk about how to use the interact tool. Follow al
[Quick Win] How to change the material in your SketchUp model
Have you ever gotten a SketchUp model where everything looks great except for the materials? Follow along as we show you how to fix this using a new material reference image ... no messy repositioning
[Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 2
This is part 2 in our Dynamic Components series. In this Skill Builder, we're going to build upon part 1 and create a dynamic cube shape with different controls. If you haven't seen part 1 yet, chec
[Skill Builder] Editing Scenes in LayOut 2020
Follow along as we take a look at the functionality in LayOut 2020 in this Skill Builder...hint: you can now manipulate your views straight in LayOut.
[Skill Builder] Hidden Geometry vs Objects in SketchUp Pro 2020
SketchUp 2020 just launched some new visibility features regarding geometry and objects in SketchUp. Follow along in this Skill Builder to learn more.
[Quick Win] Toggling Visibility in Outliner SketchUp Pro 2020
We've longed talked about the importance of using Outliner to help organize your model. Now, in SketchUp 2020, you can toggle visibility too! Check it out in our Quick Win to learn more.
[Quick Win] Toggle Grips in SketchUp 2020
So you already know that in SketchUp 2020 we can move preselected items by grabbing the corner grips -- but, did you know if you hit the down arrow while hovering over a selected item in Move you can
[Quick Win] Moving with Grips in SketchUp Pro 2020
In SketchUp 2020, you have the ability to use the move tool on a group or component. When you do this, you can move the group by clicking on any of the geometry in the group or move over a corner, cli
[Quick Win] Context Menu
Trying to get a hang of the context menu? Just for reference, the context menu is what shows up when you right-click on anything in your SketchUp model. We give you a couple of context menu tips in th
Getting Started with SketchUp - Part 1
Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. This is P
[Skill Builder] Welcome to Dynamic Components Part 1
Dynamic components aren't something that will fit into one Skill Builder. This is part 1 of our dynamic components series. In this video, we will dive into what dynamic components are and give you a l
[Quick Win] Select by Material in SketchUp
Have you ever downloaded a model from the 3D Warehouse only to find there are no Layers, Groups, or Components in it? Use Select by Material to help clean up those models so you can use them in your d
[Skill Builder] How to make exact radius rounded corners
Trying to add arcs of a specific radius to round off a corner? Follow along in this Skill Builder to learn how to properly make dimensioned round corners on geometry.
[Quick Win] Cleaning up geometry with X-Ray
It's great to use X-Ray to clean up geometry, but you have to remember a couple of things with the Eraser tool. Follow along in this Quick Win to learn best practices.
What's your SketchUp resolution for 2020?
Do you have a SketchUp resolution? Check out what some of the folks around the office want to get better at in SketchUp next year.
[Skill Builder] Customizing LayOut Scrapbooks
Who wants a scrapbook? We take a look at how to modify scrapbooks in LayOut to customize them for your needs.
[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. We hav
[Skill Builder] How to create a floor reflection in SketchUp
Not too long ago we released a video that showed how to make a practical mirror reflection. In this Skill Builder, we show you how to use that same methodology to make a reflective floor. Follow along
[Quick Win] Hide Rest of Model Shortcut
A key stroke shortcut you may want to consider assigning is Hide Rest of Model. See how it can help speed up your workflow in this Quick Win.
[Skill Builder] Three more way to make pyramids