Getting Started with SketchUp Pro: Embark on your 3D modeling adventure with expert tips, tricks, and best practices
by David S. Sellers (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社：Packt Publishing (April 28, 2023)
pages 页数：658 pages
Level up your 3D design skills with SketchUp Pro by employing real-world examples and design guidelines
Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook
Put your architectural design knowledge to work by exploring practical examples
Gain a deeper understanding of SketchUp's GUI, modeling tools, and editing features
Execute full design creations with detailed steps without getting overwhelmed by SketchUp's advanced functionalities
Owing to its ability to create models quickly and with high level of dimensional accuracy, SketchUp Pro has become a popular choice for many industries, including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design. If you are seeking to adopt Trimble's exceptional design software, Getting Started with SketchUp Pro serves as an ideal primer to prepare and equip you for its use.
This book will help you lay the foundation of a project from scratch, set up appropriate units, and follow a guided path to structure your 3D models. You'll explore the workflows used for creating designs from sketches, making CAD drawings (DWG), and even updating your existing 3D models. Finally, you'll work with extensions and 3D Warehouse to find new workflows and models to add to your skill set.
By the end of this SketchUp book, you'll be able to confidently create and share models of your design through CAD drawings and 3D views, and even take them online through the 3D Warehouse
What you will learn
Build massing 3D models and preliminary designs
Identify optimal methods to boost productivity and efficiency with SketchUp Pro
Explore SketchUp tools and understand their diverse functionality
Get a complete walkthrough of editing tools, materials, and components in SketchUp
Create and edit components and explore component options
Get acquainted with SketchUp extensions, 3D Warehouse, and additional tools and resources
Who this book is for
This book is for architects, landscape architects, interior designers, woodworkers, and 3D modelers with beginner-level knowledge of the architectural design of living spaces. Basic computer skills are all you need to get started.
Table of Contents
1. Beginning with SketchUp Pro
2. Principal Tools, Axes, and Inferences
3. Modeling with Groups and Components
4. Drawing Tools - We Begin Modeling!
5. Editing Tools - Making Big Changes!
6. Camera Options
7. View Options
9. Entity Info, Outliner, and Tags Dynamically Organize Your Models
10. Model Info and Preferences
11. Working with Components
12. Import, Export, 3D Warehouse, and Extensions