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SketchUp Tips

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Add some clever new techniques to your SketchUp repertoire. Tune in to discover a tip or trick that helps you work smarter with this popular 3D modeling software.

Add some clever new techniques to your SketchUp repertoire. In this series, instructor Scott Onstott shares practical tips and tricks that can help you work smarter with this popular 3D modeling software. In each installment, Scott shares best practices for using the standard SketchUp toolset, as well as ways that you can leverage extensions to enhance your drawings. Learn techniques for importing and cleaning up CAD drawings, using math to model precise forms, and much more.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
SketchUp Tips Weekly
  • Best practices for importing CAD drawings
  • Clean up CAD drawings with extensions
  • Model walls with outer shell
  • Use math to model precise forms
  • Control softening and smoothing
  • Composite SketchUp 2D graphics
  • Make photographic entourage
  • Create depth-of-field effects with fog
  • Animate section planes
  • Master arrays
  • Use the tape measure and protractor
  • Create flights of stairs for any rise and run
  • Work with drawing axes
  • Add functionality to SketchUp
  • Explore Fredo6's Bezier Spline tools
  • Model pottery with a Bezier spline
  • Loft a handle with Curviloft
  • Cycle materials in dynamic components
  • Control object visibility
  • Keyboard shortcut strategy
  • Animate a door as a dynamic component
  • Prepare and save dynamic components
  • Work in interiors
  • Mirror options
  • Frame artwork
  • Best practices with layers
  • Explore sketchy styles
  • Explore linetype
  • Walk-through and flyover animations
  • Render with Twilight
  • See through ceilings and walls
  • Urban context
  • Work with stereograms
  • Generate tensile membranes
  • Cloth simulation
  • Using SketchUp and Revit together via IFC
  • Reporting on advanced attributes in components
  • Using the Sandbox tools
  • Bonus Sandbox tools
  • Architectural moldings
  • Rounded countertop edges
  • Upholstery and pillows
  • Using FredoScale
  • Intersect Faces with Model
  • Using Section Plane to slice geometry
  • AmbientOcclusion
  • Artistic renderings with SketchFX
  • Advanced camera tools
  • Making woodworking joints with solids
  • Creating grungy surfaces for realism
  • Using watermarks with scenes

Taught by

Scott Onstott


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