Google SketchUp



Overview of Google SketchUp
Part 1 - Concepts (3:08) - A great starter video for anyone trying Google SketchUp.
Part 2 - Drawing Shapes (6:09) - This video covers some of the best practices for drawing shapes in Google SketchUp.
Part 3 - Modify Tools (4:43) - Covers some of the abilities of the push/ pull tool.

Tools
  • Select
  • Line
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Arc
  • Eraser
  • Push/Pull
  • Move/Copy
  • Rotate
  • Offset
  • Eraser
  • Tape Measure
  • Paint Bucket
  • Orbit
  • Pan
  • Zoom
  • Follow Me
  • Text/3D Text

Window Menu
  • Instructor
  • Components
  • Shadows
  • Scenes

Designing Simple Shapes
  • Square (Golden Section)/Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Drawing/Connecting an Arc
  • Cube
  • Cylinder
  • Triangle

Designing More Complex Shapes
  • Using offset tool to create additional sections on a cube
  • Cone
  • Multi-sided polygon
  • Pyramid
  • Sphere



Why Use Google SketchUp? Curricular Applications





Google Sketch Up Resources


Online Videos

Online Tutorials


Resouces and More


How to Build a Robot in SketchUp

YouTube Video



*Check out other SketchUp tutorials from basic to advanced on YouTube.