Help & Tutorials

How to build a sphere in Sketchup

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In SketchUp, you can draw a sphere from scratch in just a couple of seconds. In this Skill Builder, we show you how to use the Circle command plus Follow Me to do just this! Try speeding up your sphere creation today!   You can find more SkillBuilder videos from Sketchup on their YouTube channel.

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Check Out Trimble Connect

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Another video from the Sketchup YouTube channel, learn how to use Trimble Connect, a tool that is accessible in SketchUp Pro 2019. Trimble Connect allows you to more efficiently collaborate on projects with your team.

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Make (even) better drawings with LayOut

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There’s more to SketchUp than 3D modelling. But you know that, right?  For presenting work to clients, planning boards, contractors — whomever — we still use 2D drawings to convey design and detail. That’s pretty clear.  And if you read this blog you’ve seen that LayOut is the most efficient way to turn SketchUp models into diagrams, drawings, CD sets, presentations, or even just scaled prints. SketchUp Pro and LayOut are designed together to help you make phenomenal drawings. So why not take the next step and learn LayOut? We think you should.  Of course, you’re welcome to download SketchUp Pro...

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Preparing SketchUp Files for LayOut

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More practical help with LayOut from Sketchup's YouTube channel.  Aaron shows how to set up Scenes, Styles, and Sections and use Outliner to make it quick and easy to generate drawings in LayOut!

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Welcome to Sketchup LayOut

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Your Sketchup Pro licence includes LayOut SketchUp LayOut provides powerful dimensioning, drawing and page layout tools to create working drawings and presentations from SketchUp models. LayOut combines SketchUp models with text and 2D vector illustration to produce beautiful presentations, construction documents and dimensioned drawings. Create large format prints and PDFs with seamlessly blended 3D and 2D detailing, annotations, and professional title blocks. The best part? When your 3D model changes, so do your 2D This video illustrates the capabilities of Layout, look out for further blog posts over the next few weeks showing how to use Layout and how others...

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