SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and related professions.

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Import vertical image into Google Earth

I am trying to insert a large latitudinal cross-sectional image into google earth. I used google sketchup to assign a scale and geolocation to my image. When I import it as a model or kmz into google ...
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Change thickness of complex object

I have a complex object (A door) that I have created. I need to make it thicker but without changing the ratio of the profiles, etc, so i cant just use the scale tool. My door is a group with sub ...
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How to Export/Extract any 3D model from Google Earth or Google Earth Pro?

Hello im a french student so excuse my use of english. I would like to know if there is a way to export any 3D models from Google Earth except the ones that are available on the 3D Warehouse. I've ...
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How to make the trackpoint behave like a wheel mouse for SketchUp

When using a wheel mouse with SketchUp, pressing the wheel allows to orbit the drawing. But when I use the trackpoint, pressing the middle button zooms in/out. How can I change the behavior to be ...
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How to rotate a 3D object in SketchUp?

I'm trying to create something that looks like a large touch screen, which I intend to angle at 45° to the floor. I.e. imagine how you might arrange this touch screen so that it's at a comfortable ...
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Extract texture from Sketchup model

Is it possible to pull a texture out of a Sketchup model? I have a model with me and I'd like to use an original texture from it, but I don't have the original.
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How can I display miter lines on sketchup drawings rendered with vray?

How can I display miter lines on sketchup 8 drawings rendered with vray? One workaround is to actually leave a minor space in between the two pieces, but I'm trying to find out if there is a correct ...
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How do I cap a circle in SketchUp?

If I have just a circle, without a surface. How do I cap it (create a surface in it) so I can extrude a "solid" cylinder? I have tried to create a new circle inside with the same radius, but it works ...
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SketchUp: Weird regions in sketch

I'm using SketchUp 8.0.15158. My sketch has weird regions/lines in it that I can't explain or get rid of. I've redrawn almost the whole thing and the lines persist! See here, highlighted in yellow: ...
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Google Sketchup & 3D printer

Does anyone have experience using Google (now Trimble) Sketchup with a 3D printer. I have seen some blog posts that suggest there are some design steps and file format conversions before the design ...
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One component pushes another in Sketchup

How do I make dynamic components that interact with each other when I click on one of them? I am trying to build a working lock in Google Sketchup Pro 8.
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SketchUp: how to make a pipe joint?

In sketchup, I have a solid box. I want to extract a portion of the box so when you look at it, it looks like a mold. Picture 3 vertical pipes with a horizontal pipe connection all three of them at ...
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method for defining 2D/3D dimensions directly?

I'm just getting into Google SketchUp, and I'm already annoyed with the way rectangles are drawn and the Pull/Push tool works. I wanted to make a 2000x1000x100mm shape, but ended up with something ...
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How do I get smoother radial lines in Google SketchUp?

When I export an image in Google SketchUp, the radial lines aren't as smooth as in (by example) Vectorworks. How can I make radial lines smoother?
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What is the easiest way to screenshot every angle of a Sketchup object?

I found on Google 3D warehouse the model of a dice (link) I would like to have a picture of the dice resting on each side. What is the easiest way to do this ? The rotate tool isn't very intuitive.
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Simple Computer Aided Design [closed]

I need to create a design mockup something very similar to this: However, I don't have weeks to learn AutoCAD or 3dsmax or Sketchup (time consuming). Is there any easier solution? I've heard that ...
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SpaceNavigator settings menu in SketchUp

Can anyone tell me how to access the Space Navigator's settings inside SketchUp 8? I want to switch to helicopter mode, which is shown in the screenshot of the menu which is shown in the dialog that ...
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Google SketchUp network licensing issue

We have 10 licenses for Google SketchUp in my local office. We store the license file on a network drive that is accessible to all users. We've been finding that, at most, only 3 or 4 people can run ...
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Add a bitmap to the ground of a Google SketchUp model?

Is it possible to add a bitmap to the floor ground of a Google SketchUp model?
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Where can I get Google Sketchup 7.1? [closed]

I'd like to download Google Sketchup 7.1. Google's page shows version 8.0 but I need version 7.1. Where can I find it?
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online 3D modelling software (like sketchup) [duplicate]

I'm at school and I need to use a 3D modelling software for my Tech project, however there current one is quite old and has a steep learning curve. As I'm at school I can't download or install or ...
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3D Modeling, Vertex Resolution

I'm looking for the following functionality out of a free, or cheap software. I'm very close using google sketchup but I appear to have hit a snag that nobody on their forums can figure out, so I come ...
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How to import .obj files in Google Sketchup?

I would like to import .obj files into Google SketchUp with its textures, currently SketchUp only imports .3ds format. The current work flow that I use is to import the .obj file into 3D Max and ...
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How to update Ruby in Google SketchUp for Mac?

Currently Google SketchUp for Mac has Ruby version 1.8.5 which I find a bit outdated. I can update Ruby to 1.8.7 (OSX's version) by the following commands $ cd /Applications/Google\ SketchUp\ ...
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Python and Google Sketchup

Is there any way of scripting Google Sketchup using Python rather than Ruby? I have had a look at SuPy but unforturnately I'm working with Python 2.6 rather than Python 2.5 which SuPy appears to ...
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How do I change the resolution of circles in Sketchup

Whenever I draw a circle in Sketchup it seems to be made up from 20 straight elements connected together. Can I increase the number of elements used to improve the accuracy of the circle?
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Partial section cuts with Google Sketchup

Is there any way of creating a section in Google Sketchup which cuts away one layer, but not another?
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Blender + Google Sketchup 7

I have been trying to import a model from Google Sketchup 7 into Blender 2.49. I have read countless tutorials on how to export it using the Sketchup program into various formats, but these are not ...
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Does Google Sketchup 7 use hardware acceleration?

Here is my core PC specification: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz Processor 3 GB 533 MHz RAM ASUS P5B-VM Motherboard Recently I've upgraded my graphics card from a GeForce 6200 TC to a GeForce GTS ...
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Google sketchup dxf export

How can I write text entities to a dxf file? I found a script that can export Sketchup drawings to dxf files, unfortunately it was ignoring layers and text. I fixed it so it outputs the proper layer, ...
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How To Create A Parts List In Google SketchUp

I am using Google SketchUp version 7.0.10247 to design a kitchen table that I would like to build. Once I am done with the design, I'd like be able to produce a parts list that I can print out and ...