Here’s a collection of Sketchup tutorials on MasterSketchup.com. I try to explain every step in each tutorial so that it’s easy to follow along, even if you’ve never used SketchUp before. If this is your first time creating a model in Sketchup, try modeling a table or a vase.
|Sketchup Layers vs. Groups & Components Understand the differences between groups, components, and layers. SketchUp treats layers much differently than most other programs.|
|Expert Tips From SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014. A summary of all the great classes and seminars I attended while at Basecamp, 2014.|
|Everything you need to know about SketchUp 2014 Take a look at all the new features included in 2014.||10 tricks for the Move Tool In SketchUp Learn how to move objects in SketchUp using the Move tool, and other tools in SketchUp. You should definitely know tip number 5. It's critical if you trying not to go crazy while modeling.|
|Rotating Objects in SketchUp. Some tricks to help you rotate objects using the Move tool and the Rotate tool.||8 Tips for Scaling in Sketchup The Scale tool has many hidden functions, allowing you to manipulate your model in different ways. Learn them in this tutorial.|
|7 tips for SketchUp Materials Materials are what allow you to apply an image to the surfaces in your model. Here are some tricks for working with materials in SketchUp.||Using Guides in Sketchup (No, not THOSE kinds of guides) In this post, I’ll show you how to create your own custom guide geometry.|
|Soften/Smooth Selection How to Soften/Smooth multiple edges all at once using the Soften/Smooth window.|
|SketchUp External References How to create external references in SketchUp.|
|Color by layer for alternative material assignments Did you know you can create an alternative material assignment to objects in SketchUp by using layers?|
LayOut is a program included with SketchUp Pro. It takes your 3D model, and helps you create 2D presentations with it. Here are some of the tutorials I’ve created specifically for LayOut.
|Quick Document Creation in LayOut The fastest way to bring your model into LayOut.|
|Layout Pattern Fill & Hatching Understanding how to use LayOut Pattern Fill & Hatching||3 LayOut Tips I Forgot To Mention In The Webinar Some additional tips for LayOut, including a webinar replay on how to get started with LayOut.|
|8 tips for creating dimensions in LayOut Unlock some of the hidden features in LayOut to make adding dimensions a quick task.|
3D Printing Articles and Tutorials
3D printing has become very popular with the large increase in desktop 3D printers. They allow you to take a digital 3D model, and literally print out a 3D object in plastic and other materials. You can buy your own printer, or use a third party printing service to have them print your model for you.
|Design Considerations for 3D printing I share tips I've learned over the past year while tinkering with my own 3D printer.||Best 3D Printing Plugins for Sketchup My list of the top free 3D printing plugins that I can't live without.|
|Working with STL files in SketchUp for 3D printing Working with, and cleaning up STL files for 3D printing with SketchUp.|