Beginner’s guide to using SketchUp for kitchen remodeling. Part 1
Decided to use SketchUp but do not know how to get started?
In this series, I will walk you through the process of creating a project. I want to keep the friction of getting started to a minimum.
You can start without knowing anything about SketchUp.
Let us start with practice
Please read my previous post about modeling a cube.
I also recommend taking a welcome tour. Please launch the Instructor Panel. The third icon from the top on the panel strip on the right.
Ok, let us just start drawing and learning the program along the way.
A little spatial awareness is required.
The first step is to draw the outline of the room.
The edge between the walls and the ceiling is a clean contour that is not interrupted by doors or windows. Stand in the center of the room and imagine that this edge falls to the floor.
This is the outline of the room we will draw in SketchUp.
You will need a real tape measure and four hands.
Measure the length of the first straight contour from the corner to the corner of the wall. Ask the other person to hold the beginning of the tape measure. Then in SketchUp:
- press L
- click near the origin of the axis,
- Press the left arrow,
- move the mouse carefully,
- Enter the dimension on your keyboard
- Press Enter
Repeat this sequence for each segment of the outline and change the drawing direction using the left or right arrow.
Do not be afraid to simplify.
Let us face it, this is not a professional interior design project.
We will assume that the angles between the walls are 90 degrees. Keep the picture of the outline from the first step in mind and try to reproduce it in the program.
Your goal is to close the outline even if the last dimension does not match 100%.
Paste the outline you created into the comment.
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