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Questions tagged [sketchup]

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

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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 model my local theatre, and I am having some trouble with trying to heal or combine separate on the provided image: I can't seem to heal faces this without deleting the whole arch, ...
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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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Sketchup: Hide all elements above a certain height

I have just received an architectural plan of a home as a SketchUp file: I would like to view the furniture and inner room settings in first floor, but the ceiling and second floor are hiding them. ...
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Ungrouping and then regrouping in Sketchup

Given a model with no grouping, it's easy to select all items from one side of the model and move them the same distance, together, as a group. The effect of this is to elongate the model, but ...
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Sketchup How To Create Two Rectangles and Stack Them on Each Other Without Being Sticky and Distorting and Locking Together?

DESCRIPTION: I'm new to Sketchup and I'm following the Lynda.com SketchUp 2015 Essential Training tutorial. But I've run into what to me seems like it would be a "fundamental" issue that would have ...
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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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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. I'...
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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 texture ...