The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut

Michael Brightman

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 1118290143

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design

If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs.

The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods.

  • Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of design
  • Guides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentation
  • Includes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tips
  • Provides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.

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inside of a building (Figure 5.19). This is helpful for working on the plan without having exterior walls blocking your view of the interior. Figure 5.19  The INTERIOR scene properties and layers The EXTERIOR utility scene turns on the layers and, in turn, the geometry that relates to the outside of a building (Figure 5.20). This is helpful for designing the exterior elevations without having the site and interior of the model turned on, thereby slowing your computer. 116 The SketchUp

apps. Before apps were extreme fajitas and potato poppers, and even before apps allowed you to digitally chug a beer on your phone, there were ruby scripts. These little pieces of code expedite the tedious and repetitive tasks in SketchUp that drive you crazy. If you find that a certain task is taking entirely too long, take a step back and start looking for a ruby script. In this section, you will review several useful ruby scripts and learn how to find and install some others. Find Ruby

Chapter 1: Introduction 15 Figure 1.14  Timbercreek at Okemo spec house. Designed by Bensonwood Homes; model built by Michael Brightman Figure 1.15  This lobby model was built in SketchUp and rendered in Twilight Render to add lights, soft shadows, and reflections. Design by Carol Freeman, Freeman Architecture; SketchUp model and photorealistic rendering by Michael Brightman 16 The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture Figure 1.16  Use LayOut to turn 3D SketchUp models into 2D descriptive

linked to this 3D model. Chapter 2: Building Information Modeling 23 Figure 2.3  Office remodel. Sheet A1.02 contains a partial floorplan, a door schedule, door types, a window schedule, window types, wall types, and a key plan. 24 The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture Figure 2.4  Office remodel. These enlarged plans show detailed locations of fixtures and other information that will not fit on a building plan. ☑☑ SketchUp offers real-time rendering, which provides infinitely better

within the project folder will be one word in caps; frequently, subfolder names are abbreviated. For instance, administrative files such as contracts and correspondence will be stored in a folder named ADMIN. Pictures, sketches, and diagrams will be kept in a folder named IMAGES. By capitalizing the file folder names, you are visually separating those folder names from the filenames residing in the same folder. Files An efficient filename gives the user as much information as possible without

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