A 3D modelling program developed by Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Previously known as Google SketchUp.

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Cannot delete edge between two coplanar solids

I cannot erase an edge between two coplanar solids in Sketchup 8 without removing the faces as well. The image below shows the situation: There are two solids one on top of the other; where the ...
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show multiple camera perspectives in Google Sketchup

I do a lot of work in both Cinema4D and Google Sketchup, and because of the variety of work I do in both software, I love Cinema4Ds feature of displaying not only just one camera perspective, but 3 or ...
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Using line tool in Sketchup 8 creates planes when I'm expecting just a line?

The 2 intersecting planes are the result of drawing a line from a top vertex to a bottom vertex. I am attempting to avoid these planes being drawn. I only want the line. When I select face style -> ...
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Textures not working 3d Rendering in Photoshop

I created a 3d model in Sketchup and exported it as a .dae then I imported it into Photoshop as a 3d morel and tried to render it but the textures got messed up and it looks weird. As dae file: In ...
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zooming sends me 'inside' the model

I'm trying to adjust a little detail on a project, but when I'm zooming to get closer to the model, I kinda "get inside" the model, like I was too closer and I can't adjust anything at all... Is ...
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Painlessly export from Sketchup Pro 2013 to Cinema4D R15 Studio

I Use Google Sketchup Pro 2013 for modeling in 3D, and then I export said models into Cinema4D for Rendering and tweaking the textures applied in Sketchup. Most of the time it works, but on the odd ...
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Disable automatic cutaway view in Google Sketchup

I work with Sketchup quite often to make 3D graphics for use in AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc. and with the most recent update (sketcup 2013), I have noticed an extremely annoying bug/feature that in ...
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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

We are designing car headlight reflectors. The most important thing that we need to do is to design the curvature of the reflector so that all the light from bulb is reflected onto a specific and ...
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Problems when importing font into SketchUp

I am trying to make 3d text in Sketchup but the font I want is not showing up. The font (Gotham) is loaded on my computer and I am able to use it in Photoshop, Word, etc but can't find it in Sketchup. ...
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Google sketchup round corners of straight lines (stroke) as in Illustrator

On illustrator, when drawing a series of straight lines, you can choose under "stroke" how the corners of those lines will be: round, bevel and miter. I'm looking for the same function on sketchup. ...
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SketchUp fill shape on multiple axes

I'm trying to draw a roof with no success. These areas should be filled that I can add roof texture there. I tried with sandbox and "from contour" but it's not what I want (can't use a tile ...