Overview of SketchUp Pro
SketchUp Pro is an advanced modeling software designed to offer a comprehensive range of services for various design disciplines. It caters essentially to architects, designers, builders, and engineers for designing, drafting and documenting their project ideas. However, the power of this software is not limited to professionals only, as its simplified and intuitive tools make it easily understandable even to beginners.
SketchUp Pro allows you to develop your design ideas right from the primitive stages, aiding in the initial scheme development to a highly detailed and simulated 3D model. The SketchUp Pro also offers a feature of documentation designing which is essentially interpreting a 3D design into a 2D drawing preserving all visual aspects of the draft.
It comes in different versions among which we have a free online version, a paid online version, and a paid desktop version known as SketchUp Pro. The paid desktop SketchUp Pro version is the main focus of today’s post. However, if you’re interested in the free online version, there are a number of tutorials available to get you started.
When using the desktop version of Sketchup Pro, upon opening, a window appears that serves as a welcome page, allowing you to select among features like the size of your model and template type. This welcome page also lets you manage your license information and view recent files.
Sketchup Pro is designed to ease the design process for professionals and beginners alike. The toolbar offers a plethora of tools that can help you manage and design your models effectively. The toolbar can be customized, resized, closed, or moved around the workspace for a more personalized and efficient working experience.
Sketchup Pro’s interface ensures optimal and easy navigation within the modelling workspace. With three basic navigation tools; orbit, pan, and zoom, you can easily change the view within your 3D model and get a desired perspective.
It is vital to note that SketchUp pro utilizes the concept of ‘Edge’ and ‘Face’. Edges are basically drawn lines that can be joined to form shapes. When three or more coplanar edges are joined, they form a face. Faces can equally be managed by deleting or recreating using the edges.
SketchUp Pro is an excellent tool to give a three-dimensional view of your creativity and work. By effectively utilizing the extensive features available in SketchUp Pro, one can develop a highly detailed and realistic 3D model from scratch.