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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training


Introduction
Introduction
Using the exercise files
Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac

1. The SketchUp Interface
Interface basics
Navigating in SketchUp
Walking around in SketchUp
Creating camera views
Shading faces and edges
Creating shadows and fog
Creating scenes
Using the toolbars

2. Manipulating Objects
Selecting and moving objects
Scaling and rotating objects
Manipulating faces and edges
Advanced selection tools

3. Drawing in SketchUp
Line tool fundamentals
Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
Using the Rectangle tool
Creating circles and polygons
Creating arcs
Eraser tools
Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
Using the Offset tool to create outlines
Using the Follow Me tool
Creating 3D text
Softening round edges

4. Measuring and Labeling
Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
Using the Protractor tool
Creating sections
Creating labels
Dimensioning

5. Organizing Scenes
Grouping objects
Working with layers
Using the Outliner and Entity Info
Hiding and unhiding objects
Locking and unlocking objects

6. Working with Components
The Component window
Creating components
Using the 3D Warehouse
Using the Component Options window
Using the Interact tool

7. Creating Textures and Materials
Using the Materials palette on a Mac
Applying materials
Editing materials
Creating materials
Mapping textures interactively
Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
Drawing a structure from a floor plan
Mapping curved objects
Projecting maps onto curved objects

8. Rendering and Animation
Applying styles
Creating styles
Exporting in 2D and 3D
Basic animation

Goodbye
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