Although the SketchUp computer-aided drafting and 3D modeling software was designed to be intuitive, certain layout and keyboard shortcut rules must be mastered. Some environments to master :
– the different tool palettes (object selection, mouse buttons, left-click, right-click, arrows and brush, duplicate or hide selected objects)
– the window manager (drop-down menu or drop-down list, tab overlay)
– import (keyboard shortcuts, preferences, drag, import or export selected layers…)
Once you have followed this tutorial, this modeling software will hold no secrets for you! The visualization of all your future 3D drawing projects (such as creating a house for example) will go smoothly, thanks to the deepening of your techniques developed with the help of our trainer Denis.
THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF SKETCHUP – TOP MISTAKES TO AVOID
To become a Sketchup expert and professionally edit every slide on cao-dao software, you will need to pay attention to these 7 mistakes to avoid on SketchUp:
- First mistake with elements:
You should always put your elements in groups or components, i.e. it should not be possible to select objects individually. So think about merging several objects at the same time.
- Second mistake in Sketchup: over-using the mouse
To make your work more fluid and enjoyable, press and release the mouse button. This allows you to select with precision (drag the mouse pointer), increase your productivity and most importantly avoid mistakes.
- Third mistake: We’re talking about a tasteful interior design mistake… From your first use, change your green background for a white one. This will avoid making Denis vomit 😉
- Fourth mistake: overloading the interface
A mistake that can make your graphics card stall, ditto for using styles that are way too heavy (shadows, edges, gif, gradient outline, different opacities of faces etc.). Use lighter styles during creation and more complex styles when you have finished your model.
- Five Mistake : Holding down the right-click key in 3D Warehouse
When you are new to SketchUp, importing drawing tools into the 3D Warehouse tool palette is inevitable. This is good, you enrich your model and improve your photo rendering. What is not so good is that it slows down your work, since not every graphic object in your library will be used. Feel free to purge your model to get a clearer workspace and visualization
OTHER MISTAKES TO AVOID ON THE SKETCHUP DRAWING SOFTWARE :
- Sixth mistake: moving an object while mastering the art of clicking
A mistake that can cost you dearly: moving objects in your file. The correct way to do this is as follows: using your cursor and the selection tool, you can select the object you want to move. Then you use the “move” tool and drag the object to where you want to put it. Click on the ground, move your object (while holding down the key) and click on the ground again so that your object is neither stuck in the ground nor “weightless”.
- Seventh mistake: scenes to optimize the technical drawing
Under-use of scenes is a time-consuming mistake. Create scenes to work better and faster!
- LAST MISTAKE:
The worst of the 7 mistakes to avoid on Sketchup, would be not to train at Adebeo 😉
UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF ITS 7 MISTAK
S TO AVOID ON SKETCHUP
Often used by architects and designers, the Dao and Cao SketchUp software allows to draw large-scale projects. The free version of this software is already very complete, but to take advantage of the various extensions and system preferences, you will have to opt for the paid version SketchUp Pro. The latter has many shortcuts to know for a smoother use, and a more powerful toolbar. Find out how to use your computer’s keyboard, which settings to check or lock, and the best plugins to install for efficient use of SketchUp software. Thanks to our Adebeo professional trainers, activate your creative mode and develop your software skills by putting into practice the advice you learned earlier about the 7 mistakes to avoid with SketchUp!