Turn a Pad-Foot Leg in the Queen Anne style… in SketchUp
Adapted from Dave Richards' SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - Advanced Techniques, we created a step-by-step...
Context Menu - Quick Win
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
So, we've already shown you three ways to create a pyramid using only native tools. After feedback from all of our viewers, we wanted to show you three MORE ways to create pyramids using only native t
Getting Started with LayOut
LayOut is part of SketchUp Pro, designed to make printing, presenting and documenting your SketchUp models fast and easy. This video covers the basics of bringing a SketchUp model into LayOut.
[Skill Builder] Twisted spiral deformation
This isn't necessarily an "essential to your workflow" skill builder, but it's a fun one! Follow along as we build some really cool wire mesh shapes. This is a great tool to have if you are trying to
[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
[Quick Win] Using the Circle tool for smooth edges
Did you know the circle tool can have anywhere from 999 to only 3 sides? While it might look like a polygon, circles automatically smooth the edges. See how it's done!
[Skill Builder] Creating a mirror effect
Follow along as we use native tools only to create a mirror effect inside of SketchUp. Inspired by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkr5vylrayk
[Quick Win] Whiteout your entire SketchUp model via Layers
Turn everything white in your model whether it's the front side or the backside by setting your Layer color to white and turning on color by Layer. Follow along as we show you how in this SketchUp Qui
[Quick Win] Painting with Hidden Geometry
Just trying to paint a specific area of your model? Use hidden geometry and the paint bucket tool to paint only a portion of your surface. Follow along as we show you how to do this seamlessly!
Modeling a Cadillac Bicycle Live in SketchUp