Section 1: 2D Drawing Concepts
Drawing/Erasing Lines, Polygons and Circles
Edge Types & Rectangles
Moving Objects & Moving Pre-Selected Objects
2D Drawing Tools Overview
Section 2: 3D Drawing Concepts
Drawing in 3D
Move Tool in 3D
Section 3: Applied Concepts - Modeling a House
Doors & Windows
Making Components & Arrays
1. Specific Dimensions Lesson Tip: Drawing Hipped Roof
2. Groups Lesson Tips:Editing Groups
3. Components Lesson Tip: Gluing Lesson Tip:Reload Components
4. Nested Components Lesson Tip: Follow Me Tool Tricks
5. Photo Match Lesson Tip:Shadow & Location
6. Scenes Lesson Tip: Animations
Creating Orthographic Views of Your Model
Exporting Elevation Views
Creating Sectional & Plan Views of Your SketchUp Model
Exporting Plan Views
Importing /Scaling CAD Files Into SketchUp
Moving, Rotating & Aligning CAD Files in SketchUp
Turning Lines into Walls
Downloading and Installing Ruby Scripts
Using the “MakeFaces” and “Label Stray Lines” Ruby Scripts
Using CAD Plans As An Underlay Reference
Layer Management In SketchUp
Modeling the Interior Walls, Floor, Foundation & Roof
Setting Keyboard Shortcuts
Getting Your Roof & Walls to Match Up
Modeling the Windows ,Doors & Exterior Hardscape
Modeling Exterior Hardscape
Creating Components for Repeating Elements
Inserting/Configuring Dynamic Window and Door Components
Replacing 2D Blocks with 3D Components
Importing Textures & Components from 3D Warehouse.
Navigation ,including Search, Places and Layer Tabs
Adding Content, including Adding Folders, Placemarks, Polygons, Model and Path)
Touring, including Creating Tour and Driving Directions
Print & Email Features
• Importing Spreadsheet Data
• Overview Map & Scale Legend
• Google Sky
Tour of the Google SketchUp User Interface
Tools for Navigating Around Your 3D Model
Using Your Mouse to Navigate
Adding Component Objects to Your Model
Searching For & Downloading 3D Models from Google 3D Warehouse
Moving and Rotating Objects
Using the Basic Drawing Tools
Creating Scenes of Your Project
Changing and Saving Style and Shadow Settings
Saving and Sharing Images of Your Project
Saving and Sharing Your 3D SketchUp Project
Episode 3, Digital Woodworking
Episode 17, Sandbox Terrain
Episode 18, LayOut Demo
Episode 20, Working with CAD
Episode 28, Model from Image
Episode 32, More on Layout
Episode 37, SketchUp Styles
Episode 48, Google.org Case Study. Modeling a Geothermal Plant Using SketchUp & Google Earth
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