Updated energy analysis plugin from IES
The official partnership between Integrated Environmental Solutions and SketchUp led to the creation of the...
How to change your edge color for CAD linework - Quick Win
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
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.
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
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] 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!
[Skill Builder] Aligning Off-Axis Objects in SketchUp
Follow along in this Skill Builder as we should you a couple of different ways to align geometry to existing geometry that is not aligned with the axis.
[Quick Win] Using Smoove and pre-select to create ridges and valleys
We all know that the Smoove tool is great for making landscapes and organic shapes by moving circular sections up and down. BUT did you know you can create ridges and valleys that are not in a circula
[Quick Win] How to move surfaces horizontally with the Smoove tool
We all know that the Smoove tool is great for moving surfaces vertically, but did you know you can use it to move surfaces horizontally? Check out this Quick Win to see how it's done.
[Quick Win] Creating partially scaled objects in SketchUp
Just as a reminder, you can always scale up or down, but did you know you can also partially scale a model? First, enter the group. Then, select individual faces and start to scale down (or up!). All
[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.
[Skill Builder] Use PNGs to add lighting and depth to your model
Inspired by Dan Brown and tradeshow booth creation in SketchUp, we take a look at how to add lighting to your SketchUp models. Follow along as we show you how to take transparent PNGs and place them i
[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.
[Skill Builder] How to evaluate a 3D Warehouse model
If you work in SketchUp, you've probably been to the 3D Warehouse a time or two. A common question we get is, "How do I know if a file is good?". Follow along as we give you some top tips when searchi
[Quick Win] How to rotate non-orthogonal geometry
Do you ever have geometry that doesn't align to any axis in your model? If you ever try to rotate it, you might run into some difficulty. Follow along as we show you how to use "Click and Drag" to pic
[Quick Win] Temporary Reference Geometry
Do you ever find yourself wanting to move geometry from a point that isn't there? Here's a quick reminder that you don't need to copy the geometry that you're using as an inference.
Live Modeling from the Barbershop with SketchUp