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

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Sketchup: copy, paste and snap (at the other end)

In Sketchup, I can copy and paste some structure. Also, I can snap the pasted structure, but I wanted to snap it at the other end. How can I do this? In other words, I can create a sequence of copy/...
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Am I using the subtract tool wrong in Sketchup?

It's my first attempt to making a staircase with a 3' curved knee wall as a railing. I am trying to remove a portion of the curved wall along a staircase to do this. I tried to use the solid tools ...
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Coverted exploded circle back to a circle - SketchUp

Creating a circle lists the perimeter curve as a circle under entity info. I would like to convert the exploded curve back to a circle. I tried welding the same object but it is now listed as a curve ...
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Different materials in SketchUp?

I'm modelling a house using SketchUp. I noticed that some parts of the house have different colors while modelling, and these parts are not printed when I send the project to a 3D printer (figure ...
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How do i tell Layout that this Line is X amount of Centimeter/inches?

Im new to layout and I Need to do some elevations for a design. Im bringing an elevation drawing into Layout and I just want to be able to dictate the dimensions.
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Modelling a bottle?

I'm trying to model a bottle made for sunscreen in SketchUp Make, however Cinema 4D works too. I am proficient enough at the programs to make basic circular shapes, but there's a slanted edge at the ...
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Sketchup Free: Everything else disappears on double clicking a group

For a few days now, when I double click a group (to enter it) everything else disappears. Nothing double clicked: First floor group double clicked: This happens only on one Project. Other Projects ...
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Sketchup Follow Me tool is removing geometry instead of adding it

I've followed several YouTube videos, step by step, and whenever they click the face of the path to follow, then click the Follow Me tool, then click the face they want to extrude, they get a ...
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Sudden issue displaying my model on Sketchup Pro

Suddenly this happened, without me doing anything, I tried switching camera view but nothing will do it, and it stays even after I rotate my camera view, any idea how I can fix this ?
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How to pre-select the Axis (x,y or z) that the mouse will be locked to with the SHIFT key

BACKGROUND I can hold the SHIFT key down to force the Move command to move along only one axis (x,y, or z) But I have to start moving the mouse first before locking it to an axis with the SHIFT key. ...
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How would you go about recreating this chair in Sketchup?

I'm going to try to recreate this chair in Sketchup, but am still a bit in doubt on how to approach it. Since the website has quite clear front, side and 45° photos, I could imagine just making a cube ...
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Thousands of texture parts generated when importing .skp file in Cinema4D

Im trying to import a bunch of sketchup files into Cinema4D (R20). Some of them generate thousands of JPG's when i drag them into Cinema. This one for example generated over 15'000 .jpg files before i ...
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Is it possible to use a real life photo of a building in Sketchup and add 3D objects?

I have taken some photos of public spaces and I want to add items to these spaces such as people and market stalls in right scale. Is this possible with Sketchup if I somehow define the 3D space and ...
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How to freeze part of an object when scaling in Sketchup?

I have an object that represents a board with a 1/2" tenon on the ends. If I scale the board by changing the length, the 1/2" tenon changes length. Is there a way to change the length of the ...
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SketchUp - Twinmotion Workflow : When to add interior features

I'm currently working on my first SketchUp model of the first floor of a townhouse (going to be coffee shop) and have extruded the 2D floorplan out to 3D. Is there an industry standard for when to add ...
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Why do components and entities become hidden inconsistently?

I created a wall and duplicated it. I cut the wall, clicked on a different tag so it was selected, and then edited the tag so the pencil icon was visible. Pasting, or pasting into always causes that ...
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What is the easy way to render a 2D cadastral plan in 3D?

Is there an easy way to render a plan like this : Cadastral plan exemple In simple 3D, just to show the shadows ? With Sketchup for example ? Like an automatic image trace, where I define the ...
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Sketchup is not recognizing extensions in 'plugins' directory [closed]

I recently had to reinstall the OS on one of my systems, along with all of it's software; I have installed my copy of Sketchup Pro 2018, and it works without issue. Since I no longer have many of the ...
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How to abstract a shape out of imported 2D file in SketchUp Make 2017

I imported 2D file to SketchUp but can't select the puzzle shape only so I can use the Push/Pull tool for this specific shape. How to do it?
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Components not getting saved in Sketchup

I use Sketchup Pro version 19 and a problem I have is that my components are not saved between sessions. In other words, if I define several components then they appear in the component list. But if ...
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SketchUp + Vray - black background instead of transparent in png image

I am trying to place a png picture in a SketchUp model. When rendering, the transparent background becomes black. As I understand it, this is a problem with the Alpha channel. Tell me, how can I fix ...
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Swap Face Normals But Leave Texture in Sketchup

At some point, half my model in Sketchup apparently got the normals botched and I didn't notice before painting in all the materials. Now, if I fix the normals (i.e. reverse the face), the texture ...
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Drawing a curve / radius on a oval radius shape in Sketchup

I'm trying to achieve what the image shows. The 4 corners need to be rounded. How to do this on a flat surface and on a surface already drawn like the attached, specially.
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Is it possible to change / edit the height of a component?

I created a table with 3 feet long legs but I wanted to adjust the height to 2 feet. The legs are modeled as 1 inch by 1 inch aluminum prisms as seen below. I tried right clicking on the the ...
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How do I flip along the axis using web version of Sketchup?

It seems straight forward. Select your object, right click and select Flip Along. However this does nothing.
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Make cutting in the SketchUp component

I have got a component which is a wall. I want to add different cutting to different walls. However, I do not want to make walls unique, since I want to be able to resize walls in the future.
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Wrong dimensions during printing from SketchUp

I'm modeling in SketchUp and having issues printing output with correct dimensions. For example, if I download some precise model from the Internet (as a knob for music instrument) - it prints right ...
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How to get rid of these lines and join objects in Sketchup Make 2017

Trying to merge these three objects so these three lines will disappear. How to achieve this?
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How to show single component in LayOut?

I have woodworking project with multiple components which I would like to show in LayOut with details/dimensions(top, left, front, iso) for the engineer, who is going to actually make components from ...
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How to display edges in a 3D file on Facebook

I'm trying to show a 3D model on Facebook and display its edges and lines. I found that I could export a 3D model from Sketchup using glTF Export plugin to a glb file that I can drag and drop in a ...
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Object exported from Sketchup doesn't show properly

I've created a simple mobile in Sketchup. I've exported it as object and then I've tried to open it with 3D Builder. However it doesn't show properly. The first problem is the png image which I've ...
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Sketchup Pro: How do you export a file from Layout into Sketchup?

Problem I was wondering how I would be able to import objects made in layout to SketchUp. I import it as a DWG/DXF file, and then tried to open it in SketchUp, however, I get the following message: ...
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How to use Loft tool in Auto Desk (123 Design)?

I'm trying to make a 3D egg-like shape in Autodesk (123 design). I'm using the loft tool to join 2D circle shapes. When I do a few, it works, but when I select them all I get an "invalid operation" ...
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What methods to use to create a city map with buildings footprints and import into Sketchup?

I would like to build a 3D miniature of a city, and I think the best way to do that is to import an image to Sketchup and then use the 3D tools provided by the software. It works like a charm if I ...
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Export Sketchup file to SVG

I am currently running Sketchup Make Version 17.1.173 (I assume this is a free version as I have never handed money over) I am trying to export to svg (or pdf, ps, eps and vector format basically). ...
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How to align two objects to the same grid (in sketchup free)?

I'm using the online free version of sketchup, and after adding several objects and moving them around, I can't quite seem to get two objects to line up (snap) exactly onto each other. How do I get ...
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SketchUP: How to to resize only one dimension of the model and leave others as is

I am somewhat new to sketchup - I have used it for just simple woodworking. I have a problem with this model. My research says this should be very easy. I want to resize the short side from 1' 11 9/...
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Complex Wireframe to solid for use in Autodesk 2018

I'm working on a project for a piece of coursework with which I really need a hand. I can't figure this out and have tried looking at multiple google searches and community posts which all seem to be ...
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how to make a double helix in sketchup?

I want to make a double Helix around a line. Is this possible? Preferably I'd like to costumize the form of the helixes as well like make them triangles around a cylinder.
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How to fine-tune the position of a point in SketchUp LayOut?

I created multiple curves for doing drawing with picture match (Btw, Use LayOut do picture match is much easier than SketchUp). I've read this help page, but they didn’t say how to fine-tune a axis ...
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Shape does not get face created

I am very new to sketchup and trying to do something simple. A shape like so: I started with two arc lines and then used the 'lines' tool to connect the bases. I was hoping a face would be created ...
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Terrain from contour where higher zone "overlaps" lower one, on Sketchup

In Sketchup, there is a way to create a terrain from contours. However, there are some cases where a part of the map at a higher altitude, covers a lower part of the terrain itself. Imagine the case ...
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voxel smoothing on sketchup

I have imported this 3D model from a voxel editing application and used the sketchup tool "soften edges" with 180deg angle between normals and both "smooth normals" and "soften coplanar" enabled. It ...
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Disable see-through view mode in SketchUp

I pressed something and enabled a see-thorough mode in SketchUp. I ended up with the geometry being displayed like it is cut by some invisible plane. I don't want it, how can I disable it?
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Sketchup component (window) not cutting through wall

I am trying to add a window to a model of a house, but it is not working how I think it should be. The window is a component that I have made (apparently incorrectly). The house has walls that are 10"...
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Sketchup: Issues healing model

I am working on a model of my local theatre, and I am having some trouble with trying to heal or combine separate shapes. on the provided image: I can't seem to heal faces this without deleting the ...
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How do I join these two faces together, making the lines between them disappear?

I have the following situation in Sketchup: This is the situation I want to achieve (I didn't actually do this, I edited the lines out) Is it possible to achieve this? I have tried joining, as cited ...
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How to flatten object in Sketchup?

I designed this object part somewhere else in my project and it was not aligned to any axis. Now I try to get it flat on the "ground" so I can cut it properly with my CNC (through cambam). I have 2 ...
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Sketchup push/pull images or models

I'm using sketchup to create a book cover. I want it to be a wooden cover of about 2 CM thick with 1 CM engraving. It is going to be a bucket-list book. I've created a wooden cover of the right size, ...
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How to convert vertex-colored mesh for use in SketchUp?

Did anyone succeed in importing a vertex-colored mesh into Sketchup? (My goal is to get a meshed pointcloud from an upcoming laserscan project into SketchUp and then publish it in Google Earth.) For ...
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