Let Sketchup Hub gently introduce you to the SketchUp interface, including setting up your workspace and a tour of the most common drawing tools.
How to choose the correct Drawing Template most suitable for the creation of floor plans for the Interior Design industry, using the metric system.
The SketchUp Axis
Become familiar with the SketchUp axis and understand its pivotal role in the creation of geometry.
Learn the correct camera settings for the creation of 2D floor plans.
The Tray Function
Learn how to create and organise Trays to encourage efficient workflow.
In Part 1 of Creating a Basic Floor Plan, learn how to choose the correct Style for the creation of a technical floor plan and become familiar with the relevant drawing tools to create the walls of a basic floor plan. Time stamp included as a PDF download.
Choosing a Style
How to choose and customise Styles in SketchUp and selecting the appropriate Style for the creation of a technical floor plan.
Importing a Sketched Floor Plan
Learn how to import sketched floor plans as JPEGs, to assist in the creation of geometry (floor plan) in SketchUp.
Using the Rectangle Tool & Tape Measure
Learn how to use the Rectangle Tool to create a basic floor plan, using specific dimensions and how to use the tape measure tool to double check your measurements.
The Offset Tool
How to use the Offset tool to create wall thickness for a floor plan.
In Part 2 of Creating a Basic Floor Plan, learn how to create traditional 2D symbols like windows and doors, including recommended workflows to encourage efficiency and advanced techniques to improve presentation. Includes time stamp as a PDF and downloadable project files.
Creating Windows (and Groups)
Learn how to create a traditional window symbol. Includes recommended workflow to increase efficiency, for example the creation of Groups.
How to Create a Component
Learn the difference between a Group and a Component and how to integrate a Component into an efficient workflow.
Creating a Door
How to create a traditional door symbol using the line and arc tools, including advanced techniques for a more professional appearance.
Checking the Progress of Your Floor Plan
Review the visual aesthetics of your floor plan clearly by adjusting the Style settings accordingly.