Pros and Cons of the Google Sketchup Software

Sketch Up is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering.

It was developed initially last software in 2000.They were acquired by google in 2006 and the first free version of this software Google sketch up (GSU) was released on 27 April.

Google sketch up consists of various editing tools that are used for designing any area, house, apartment, or any other place interior as well as exterior view.

Google Sketch Up allows users to “play” around with their designs which are difficult in 3D CAD programs. You can easily generate a quick 3D model in the program to explain your ideas.

Google Sketch Up allows users to “play” around with their designs which are difficult in 3D max programs. You can easily generate a quick 3D model in the program to explain your ideas. It provides new possibilities and opportunities for people who have difficulties in sketching drawings. With Google Sketch Up it is possible to sketch a quick drawing on paper and translate it into a 3D model very quickly.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Easy to understand

  2. Time saving

  3. Easy to access as compare to other Auto Desk program like auto cad ,3d max.

  4. All editing tools are available in menu bar that are easy to use in projects

  5. 3d warehouse is available in sketch up ,from their you can download various ready made models which can be directly imported into the projects

  6. There are more than 1lakh models available in warehouse option

  7. It is very simple to use. It has a great user interface and can allow the user to draw many object

  8. Animated clip or walk through can be created using camera in sketch up

  9. lighting effect can be given to room or building

DISADVANTAGE

It is not professional and won’t allow you to really customize your sketches, it is only limited in design.

 Most Important Google Sketchup Tools and their Uses:

Tool Name Shortcut Key Use
RECTANGLE R This tool is used to draw 2 dimensional object by giving its length and width,and height after base dimensions
CIRCLE C It is used to create table,mirror ,wall painting ,clock and many more objects can be created using circle in interior as well as exterior
PENCIL

This tool is used to draw any object randomly without any dimensions

SELECT Select tool is used to identify command and move accordingly
COMPONENT co

Component tool is uses to select different objects and then make changes in that object at same tim e in all selected objects

FREEHAND This tool is used to draw freehand curved line as needed
ERASER e This command is used to erase extra lines or delete thet line
ARC a This command is used to draw arc using 2 points and the amount of bend you want to give
MOVE m This command is used to move object from one place to other
PUSH AND PULL p This command is used to give height and depth or thickness to the object
ROTATE q This commansd is used to rotate any object at particular required angle e.g 123 degree
SCALE s This command is used to increase and decrease size of any object
OFFSET This command is used to make line or and object copy equally from all sides e.g outside rectangle of 10′,10′ and offset of same rectangle is take 4.5 then 2 rectangles are created at distance of 4.5
TAPE MEASURE t This command is used to measure dimensions of an object
MEASUREMENT This command is used to mark and write dimension on the object
PROTACTOR This command is used to measure angle
TEXT This command is used to write description about object and text related to particular object
AXES This object is used to move object according to axes and direction to see all faces of object
3D TEXT This command is used towrite 3d text with varioud text modifying options like different font style,text size etc
ORBIT O This command is used to move axes using scrooll wheel by pressing it
PAN This command is used to pan or focus the camera
ZOOM EXTENDS This command is used to zoom particular model
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