SketchUp banister

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Once the stairs have been created in SketchUp, we may wish to add banisters and a handrail. This is an easy process using a component modification and the Follow Me tool. We show you how to utilize these functions in all our SketchUp training courses. First of all we would double-click to enter one of the stair components in order... Read more...

SketchUp staircase

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Creating a staircase in SketchUp can be done easily by following just a few simple steps. We demonstrate the whole process in each of our SketchUp training courses. To create a staircase similar to the one illustrated here first zoom into the location of the stairs on your imported floor plan. It might be agood idea to hide the internal... Read more...

SketchUp small house

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SketchUp is the most user-friendly software for creating fast 3D mock-ups for architectural and interior design purposes. In this tutorial we look at the workflow for creating a small house or small room. We cover this, and many more techniques, in our SketchUp training courses. We would first choose the Architectural Design-Millimeters template and change the visual style to the... Read more...

SketchUp collection

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Often users will create SketchUp collections of their favourite interior design models, to be used over and over again in future models. We show you how to do this, and more, in our SketchUp training courses. Many props can be sourced via the 3D Warehouse, of course. And many furniture companies will upload their products to the 3D Warehouse. But... Read more...

SketchUp multiple floors

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In a larger SketchUp building design we need to add multiple floors. This is easily done, and we show you how in all our SketchUp training courses. After the ground floor is completed, we would exit all groups and use the Rectangle tool to create a ceiling/floor for the next level – to do this simply click inside the walls... Read more...

SketchUp furniture tutorial

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After the SketchUp house model is complete we add several pieces of furniture to add a sense of human scale and realism. We talk you through the whole process in our SketchUp training courses. For example, to create the sofas pictured here we would first of all create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool, of dimensions say 1500mm by 650mm.... Read more...

SketchUp decor

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Creating decor in SketchUp utilizes the same set of modeling tools as in architectural modeling; in some ways it is even simpler. We create several pieces of decor in our SketchUp training courses. To create the the tulip base for the bar stool shown here first select the Circle tool, or type C. Note first of all the number of... Read more...

SketchUp furniture

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Once the basic building has been constructed in SketchUp, and the doors and windows have been added, we turn out attention to the furniture and furnishings. This is a topic we explore in detail in our SketchUp training classes. Many items in the rooms will be custom-built, in which case we use a combination of rectangles and lines to describe... Read more...

SketchUp stairs

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There are several methods of creating stairs in SketchUp. A quick and easy method is shown below, but we discuss several techniques in our SketchUp training courses. To create the stairs illustrated here first create a Rectangle 300 x 1500mm, for example. Next use the Push/Pull tool to extrude the rectangle upwards by 190mm. Note that this is the maximum... Read more...

SketchUp layers

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The three organizational elements of SketchUp are groups, components and layers. We discuss all three in our SketchUp training courses. The first two elements are discussed in other blog posts, but here we’ll look at the use of scenes to reveal the various layers of a model. For example, in the model of a house or renovations we could set... Read more...