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SketchUp for Interior Design

3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning

Cline, Lydia Sloan


2. Auflage April 2023
304 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-89774-3
John Wiley & Sons

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SketchUp for Interior Design

Practical guide addressing the specific needs of interior planners and explaining the latest features of the professional, subscription-based version of SketchUp.

SketchUp for Interior Design, Second Edition shows interior designers, architects, planners, students and hobbyists how to design and model with this software. Step-by-step tutorials explain how to create 3D models and space plans, furniture, cabinetry, and accessories. Experiment with colors and materials, import manufacturers' models, make client presentations and animated walk-throughs.

This edition features expanded coverage of the LayOut feature, the Component and Extension Warehouses, and has updates on the latest tools and functions.

Each chapter is packed with screenshots, making the instructions easy to follow. Files on a companion site let readers play along with the book's examples.

SketchUp for Interior Design explains how to:
* Choose or create a template and navigate the interface.
* Use basic tools such as push/pull, circle, rectangle, eraser, pencil, and move, along with modifiers to perform different functions.
* Download and install additional tools from the Extension Warehouse.
* Import and trace paper sketches and AutoCAD plans for quick modeling.
* Create scaled, 2D graphics from the model.
* Create tables of design components.

With comprehensive, accessible coverage of SketchUp and its practical applications, SketchUp for Interior Design is an essential reference for anyone who wants to create spaces and communicate their ideas.

Foreword xi

Why Read This Book? xi

What's Covered? xi

Any Pre-reqs? xi

Computer and Version of SketchUp

Discussed in This Book xi

Extra Goodies xii

Further Resources xii

About the Companion Website xiii

Chapter 1: What Is SketchUp and How Do Interior Designers Use It? 1

What Is SketchUp? 1

What Is SketchUp Used For? 2

Who Uses SketchUp? 2

SketchUp Pro 2

SketchUp Free and SketchUp Shop 2

SketchUp Make 2017 2

Is SketchUp Easy to Learn? 3

Do I Need to Know AutoCAD? 3

Difference between Traditional CAD Drawings and Models 3

Solid Models 5

Surface Models 5

T-spline Models 5

Mesh Models 5

Building Information Management (BIM) 5

What SketchUp Pro Can Do 6

Summary 11

Further Resources 11

Chapter 2: Getting Started 13

Hardware, Operating System, and Browser Requirements 13

PC: Windows 11, Windows 10 13

Mac: OS 12+ (Monterey), 11+ (Big Sur), and Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina) 13

Tablets 14

Viewer App 14

Video Card 14

Space Mouse 15

Download SketchUp Pro 15

Launch SketchUp Pro 16

Choose a Template 17

The Workspace 18

Menu Bar 19

Getting Started Toolbar 20

The Global Axes 20

Scale Figure 21

Bottom- left Screen Icons 21

Measurements Box 21

Panel Trays 22

Run Multiple SketchUp Files at the Same Time 22

Save Options 23

Backup Files 23

Save and Exit the Software 23

Summary 24

Further Resources 24

Chapter 3: Exploring the Interface 25

Add the Large Tool Set 25

The Search Tool 27

The Select Tool, Erase and Undo 27

The Rectangle Tool 28

The Inference Engine 28

The Rotated Rectangle Tool 30

The Circle Tool 30

The Push/Pull Tool 31

Impute Numbers 32

The Pan, Orbit, and Zoom Tools 33

Modifier Keys 35

The Escape Key 35

The Camera and the Views Toolbar 35

Selection Techniques 37

The Move Tool 39

Resize a Circle with the Move Tool 40

Customize the Workspace 40

Customize Toolbars on the PC 40

Customize the Getting Started Toolbar on the Mac 42

Make a Custom Template 42

The Help Function 45

Summary 45

Further Resources 46

Exercises 46

Chapter 4: Modeling Furniture 47

Faces and Edges 47

The Eraser Tool and Erasing 47

The Pencil and Freehand Tools 48

Make a Roof Ridge with the Move tool 50

Stickiness 50

What Is a Group? 52

Make a Group 52

Edit a Group 53

Causes of a Non- Filling Face 54

Best Practices for Modeling 55

Color- coordinate Axes and Model Lines by Changing the Edge Style Setting 55

Model a Table 56

Model the Tabletop 57

Guidelines and Guide Points 58

The Tape Measure's Two Modes 58

Place Guidelines for the Table Legs 58

Model the Table Leg 59

What Is a Component? 59

Edit a Component and Make It Unique 60

Turn the Leg Square into a Component 60

Component Options 61

Copy the Leg Component 61

Add Volume to the Leg Component 62

Add the Leg's Lower Part 62

How to Edit the Leg's Length 62

Taper the Leg with the Scale Tool 63

Adjust Size with the Scale Tool 64

Draw the Apron 64

Add a Shadow 65

Model a Bookcase 65

Make a Shell with the Offset Tool 65

Group the Shell 66

Make and Array a Shelf Component 66

What Is Array? 66

Linear Array the Shelf Component 68

Change the Shelves' Height and Depth 69

Add a Curved Apron with the 2-Point Arc Tool 69

What Is the Entity Info Box? 70

Make a Component Door 71

Make a Second Component Door and Mirror It 72

Model a Crown Molding 73

Put Glass in the Doors 73

A Translucent Workaround with the

Rotate Tool and Hide 74

Add Knobs with the Circle Tool 79

Model a Clock with Radial Array 80

Draw Clock Hands with Inference Matching 83

Summary 85

Exercises 85

Chapter 5: Drafting, Modeling, and Furnishing a Floor Plan 87

Prepare a Raster File for Import 87

Draft a Plan by Tracing a Raster Image 87

The Explode Function 89

How to Resize Geometry 89

Scale the Imported Floor Plan with the

Tape Measure 89

Change Line Color 94

Trace Interior Walls 95

Edge Styles Again 96

From Plan to Model 98

Add a Porch, Door, and Window 99

Flashing Planes 102

Draft a Plan from a Paper Sketch 102

The 3D Warehouse 105

Import a Door through the Components Tray 106

To Download into the Model or Not? 106

Component Door in Single- versus Double-sided Walls 109

Import Warehouse Furniture Through the Components Browser Search Field 109

Copy and Paste Between SketchUp Files 111

Paste In Place 112

See All Components Loaded in the Model with the In Model Icon 112

Purge and Delete Unused Components 112

Make a Local Collection and Link It to the

Components Browser 113

Create Plan and Elevation Views 116

The Section Tool 117

Make a Section Cut with Create Group

from Slice 117

Model a Building from an AutoCAD (DWG) Plan 119

Prepare a DWG File for Import 120

Import a DWG File of the Cottage 121

Model the DWG File 123

Export the File 125

Interact with Revit, 20- 20, and Chief Architect 125

"Clipping" (Disappearing Geometry) 125

Move Geometry with Coordinates 126

Add Tags to Control Visibility 126

Change Line Type with Tag 127

Modeling Tips 127

Model a Sloped Roof with the

Protractor Tool 128

Geo-locate a Model 129

Fun Exports and Imports 131

Is SketchUp Running Slow? 132

Make SketchUp Run Faster by Keeping the Polygon Count Down 132

Strategies to Make SketchUp Run Faster 133

Summary 136

Further Resources 136

Exercises 136

Chapter 6: Model a Two- story Interior 137

Explode and Clean Up the Imported DWG File 138

Create Faces 138

Model the Plan 139

Model and Group the First Floor's Walls and Floor 140

Make Tags and Move Groups to Them 141

More About Tags 141

Add a Component Door 142

Nesting and Organization 144

The Outliner 144

Make a Second Floor Platform 146

Cut a Stairwell on the Second Floor 146

Draw the Staircase 147

Draw and Divide a Vertical Riser Line 147

Copy the Steps with a Linear Array 148

Add Volume to the Staircase 150

Model the Second Floor 151

Push/Pull the Walls Up 151

Create Edges with Intersect Faces with Model 152

Move the Second Floor onto the First 153

How to Click Two Corners Together 153

Modeling Tips 153

Make a Mansard Roof with Autofold 154

Field of View 155

Model Cabinets with Guidelines and the

3-Point Rectangle 156

Make Crown Molding with Follow Me 157

The Weld Function 158

Soften and Smooth 159

Model a Handrail 160

How to Search the 3D Warehouse 161

Viewing Components In Model 162

Download and Edit a Warehouse Staircase 163

Mirror with Flip Along 163

Mirror with the Scale Tool 164

Change the Staircase's Height and Width with a Reference Line 164

Troublesome Components 164

Change a Component Axis with the Axis Tool 165

Change Orientation of Multiple Faces at Once 166

Change the Default Face Color 167

Summary 168

Exercises 168

Chapter 7: Painting with Colors, Materials, and Match Photo 169

What Is Painting? 169

Paint with Built- in SketchUp Materials 169

Painting on Groups versus Loose Geometry.. 170

The Paint Bucket Tool 171

Painting Shortcuts 172

Adjust a Color 174

Enter RGB Values 175

Sample, Save As, and Export on the PC 176

Translucency 176

Purge Unused Colors and Materials 177

Purge versus Delete 178

Paint with Materials 178

Edit a Material 179

Map SketchUp to a Digital Imaging Program.. 180

Import Materials from Other Models 180

Make New Materials Available to All of Your SketchUp Files 181

Check Face Orientation on Painted Surfaces with Entity Info and Face Style 182

Modeling Workflow 182

Photograph a Material for Import 183

Import a Material 183

Repeating and Seamless Materials 185

Import an Image 186

Erase an Image 187

Model Wall Art with an Imported Image 187

Model a Picture Frame with Follow Me 188

Image Placement Tips 188

Make and Link a Local Materials Collection on the PC 189

Import and Replace a Color or Texture on the Mac with Load 191

Drag Materials into the Model 191

Position a Material with Fixed and Free Pins 192

Fixed Pins 192

Free Pins 194

Straighten a Skewed Image with Free Pins.. 195

Paint on a Curved Surface 196

Paint on Draperies with Texture/Project 196

Paint Letters on a Cylinder with Texture/Project 198

Match Photo on an Interior Space 199

Use an Appropriate Photo 199

Import the Photo 199

Choose the Dialog Box Settings 199

Align the Photo's Perspective to SketchUp's Camera 201

Trace the Photo 202

Project the Photo 203

Scale the Model with the Tape Measure 203

Summary 203

Further Resources 204

Exercises 204

Chapter 8: Enhancing and Presenting the Model 205

Annotate the Model 205

The Dimension Tool 206

Edit the Dimension Stringer 207

Font Size: Points versus Height 208

The Text Tool 209

Screen Text versus Leader Text 209

Screen Text 209

Leader Text 209

Pushpin versus View Based Leaders 210

Dimension a Floor Plan 211

3D Text 212

Styles 213

Make a Shortcut to the Default Style 215

Remove the Sky 216

Watermark the File 216

Shadows and Shadow Settings 218

Scenes 218

Make Scenes of Different Designs 219

Animate with Scenes 223

The Camera Tools 225

Position Camera 225

Look Around 226

Walk 226

Dynamic Components 227

Live Components 229

Export a SketchUp File into a Different Format 229

Export a Model as a 2D Graphic 229

Export as a 3D File 230

Enhancing the Model 231

Enhance with Photoshop 231

Enhance with Rendering Programs 231

Enhance with Hand Rendering 231

Summary 235

Further Resources 235

Exercises 236

Chapter 9: Extensions 237

What's an Extension? 237

The Extension Warehouse 238

Download and Install textureMe 240

Find the Extension 241

How Do Extensions Work? 242

Extension Manager 245

Developer 246

Make a Desktop Shortcut 246

Summary 246

Further Resources 246

Exercises 247

Chapter 10: Construction Documentation with Layout 249

What Is LayOut? 249

Prepare the SketchUp Model for LayOut 249

Create Scenes 249

Change Style and Properties 250

Make a Section View 250

Save and Send 252

Choose a Paper Size 252

The LayOut Workspace 254

The Yellow Warning Triangle and Updating the LayOut File 254

The Viewport 255

Copy the Viewport 255

Link Viewports to Scenes 256

Scale the Scenes 256

The Top of Screen Menu 257

File 257

View 260

Tools 261

Window 261

Help 261

Annotate the Views 261

The Scrapbook Tray 263

Add Line Weights 264

More LayOut Capabilities 266

Summary 266

Exercises 266

Index 267
Lydia Sloan Cline is a professor at Johnson County Community College, where she teaches SketchUp, Fusion 360, AutoCAD, 3D Printing, and manual drafting. She has worked for leading architecture firms such as Populous and Gresham Smith and Partners and is also the author of Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers.