Architectural Design with SketchUp: Component-Based by Alexander Schreyer

By Alexander Schreyer

The one-stop advisor to SketchUp for architects, designers, and builders
SketchUp is the software of selection for architects, inside designers, and development execs. even though the fundamentals are basic to appreciate, getting the main out of it calls for deeper guide and suggestions. Architectural layout with Google SketchUp makes use of easy-to-understand tutorials to explain either universal and complex approach, illustrated all through with full-color renderings. * convenient sidebars in the course of the ebook disguise basics and heritage information
* End-of-chapter routines aid readers grasp new abilities and techniques
* a powerful spouse site contains invaluable movies, pattern documents, and plug-ins

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NN More geometry tools: Circle, Arc, Polygon, Freehand—These are best explored by experimentation. In each tool, keep an eye on the status bar and on the Measurements Box to see which options are available. Circles and arcs are always made up of line segments in SketchUp because SketchUp is a polygonmodeling software (it can work only with polygonal faces and edges). Therefore, remember to set the number of segments in the Measurements Box to an appropriate value—few segments make for “edgy” circles and many segments create rounder circles but increase file size.

In that case, you would add “Existing” and “New” to the list of available layers in your model and adjust entity properties by putting joists on the appropriate layers. You could then display the existing and remodeled construction situation simply by turning layers on and off. The example in this section shows how beneficial it can be to assume a rigorous groupor component-based modeling workflow. This becomes even more useful when we include a good naming scheme. At that point, we are starting to use data in SketchUp (in addition to plain geometry).

9 shows, timeline renderings can employ a model, which has been broken into components by construction dates, and then easily display this as a timeline. In this case, you would use a combination of layers and the Outliner window to organize (and show/hide) buildings. 2 for instructions).

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