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10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project

Debamoy Ghosh

Many experts are now concentrating on bringing up innovations in the sketchup model. They are putting tireless effort to bring latest free modernized extensions. Some of those experts are willing to spend money for it. These people work with the sketchup programme to turn it best 3D modeling software.

Some experts even use beautiful descriptions to it. An example: if sketchup is a smart phone, the extension is apps which make it smarter.

These are some of the best known extensions that Sketchup writer Kevin Pfeiffer knows and express this in landarchs dot com.

  • Weld – This extension attaches two lines together. It is simple and user friendly.
  • Selection Toys – this basically selection tools.
  • S4U Make Face – It is often used for importing the CAD drawing. The 3D model can be made easily by this.
  • CLF Scale & Rotate Multiple – It credibly plant model and breeze.
  • InstantRoof – It is a roof maker. A rectangle can be developed into a house.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Styles: Style is important in sketchup. Sometime style pens are used, the user can use it to outline. The access is easy. That is: window>styles

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Photo-Realistic Renders: This tool includes shaderlight, Podium, Vray and Twilight. They have price point and learning points.

Making of 2D Face Me Trees: There is always been lack of plant species. It is difficult to obtain the free vegetation texture. But it is always easy to capture photos as per requirement.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Here is the flow chart:-

Import the photo of any tree> TIF and PNGs format> rotate the image 90 degree angle> face me option to be checked> hide the square board with hide tool if user need it > change the axis to the middle of photo > now user can get site specific tree and vegetation.

Mirror an Object: Mirroring sketchup object is exactly done in scale tool. It can highlight the entity, move it to scale and axis. If you type -1, the mirror will off.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Shift + Mouse 3 for Panning: Mouse 3 can easily be obtainable. But use the orbit, which is mouse 3 itself holding it to shift down.

Colour texture: Use eye dropper tool to picking the colour, here using the material tool is very important.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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How to Speed Up SketchUp and Prevention of Crashing: Sketchup can sometime slow its action. It also can crash in the middle of the work. Preventive measure: - Turn off shadow> only use 3D model vegetation > use the layers

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Section View Using SketchUp: The user needs to go to camera and create the parallel projection. Now one can go to the standard views.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Large Toolset: To obtain to the large toolset user requires doing is view>toolbars…>large tool set.

10 useful sketchup tips to add value to your project
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Ref: landarchs.com

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