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Training Course 1 – Developing Basic Skills Send an email to sketchup-interior-design@nextcad.net requesting this video or open in Sketchup File/3D Warehouse/Get Models. Type “Practice 2.1”

1.

Draw a rectangle dimensions / Enter.

of

. You can draw any rectangle and then type the final

(1) 2.

Draw a line of 4” on the left side of the rectangle starting at one corner and going down 4”. This action will provide you with a new endpoint at 4” from the back corner.

3.

Draw a line

parallel to the red axis.

(2) (3 4.

)

Draw a line of 4”length starting from the endpoint toward the right. Draw a line parallel to green axis. Repeat on both sides. 30


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5.

Draw a half circle

on each side with the arc tool.

(5) (5

6.

Erase

)

the base of the half circle on both sides

(6)

7.

Draw a line

from the midpoint to the midpoint as shown.

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8. 9.

Select the Arc tool and draw an arc with an inference to the end point of the small circle. Repeat for both seats and erase the baseline.

(8) (9

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10. Save it as Pr_2.1 2. Draw a rectangular table in top view Tools used: Rectangle, square, circle, measure toolbar, erase. Inferences: Endpoint, Midpoint, From Point Note: Do not insert dimensions Send an email to sketchup-interior-design@nextcad.net requesting this video or open in Sketchup File/3D Warehouse/Get Models. Type “Practice 2.2” .

1.

Draw a rectangle dimensions / Enter

2.

Draw a line

. You can draw any rectangle and then type the final

from the midpoint of the rectangle going up with a length of 18”. 32


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(2) 3.

Draw a line

of 9� parallel to red axis and perpendicular to the last line on both sides.

(3)

4.

Draw a line

from the endpoint to the edge of the rectangle on both sides.

(4) (4 5.

Erase

)

the middle line.

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Much has been written for using Google SketchUp in the building shell and its relationship to the environment or the site. Less help has been provided to interior designers who work every day with materials, textures, lights and colors. Students need to know the available tools and how they can apply them in specific cases to this particular discipline. Fundamental concepts, ideas on how to create objects and interior spaces, tips and practical exercises are what this book offers. Rather than endless lines of explanatory text this hands-on book is a compendium of practical exercises that lead students to learn SketchUp from the perspective of the interior designer. This book focuses on the fundamentals for the interior design field and promotes independent study. A series of four books offer separate courses progressing in complexity. At the end of every course you will find practical exercises that will broaden your experience in the acquired knowledge. These resources enable students to think about how the knowledge can be applied to any situation. At the end of the four courses you will be able to express your ideas to others in a more efficient and attractive way.“Training Course 1. Developing Basic Skills� offers to those that are new in the use of SketchUp, the basic knowledge to draw, edit and manipulate various elements. This course may be applied to any discipline, but all exercises are designed especially for interior designers, stage designers, and space planning focusin g on the tools required to use SketchUp in those fields.

Adriana Granados


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Google SketchUp for Interior Design & Space Planning - Course 01