9780470345252

Google SketchUp for Site Design : A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470345252

  • ISBN10:

    047034525X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/24/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The Book will detail the power and capabilities of Google SketchUp to the specific needs of landscape architects. The book will include techniques that best incorporate SketchUp into a firm including: 1) how to efficiently use SketchUp within project scopes, fees and services; 2) how to integrate SketchUp into each design phase: schematic, design, design development and construction documents; 3) how to use step-by-step techniques for modeling a variety of different project types including terrain modeling; and 4) understanding the system requirements and limitations of the software.

Author Biography

Daniel Tal, ASLA, is a practicing landscape architect in Denver, Colorado, and a SketchUp specialist who conducts workshops and seminars on SketchUp for landscape architects and architects. Daniel also consults on SketchUp tools and future SketchUp developments to meet the needs of landscape architects and architects, and helps Beta test SketchUp releases.

Table of Contents

Introduction to SketchUpp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 2
Who Can Use This Bookp. 2
Learning Tutorialsp. 4
Downloadable Tutorial Modelsp. 4
Downloadable Pre-Made Componentsp. 7
The Four Partsp. 7
Introduction to SketchUpp. 7
Introduction to SketchUp Process Modelingp. 8
Sandbox Toolsp. 8
AutoCAD to SketchUpp. 10
SketchUp Basicsp. 11
Geometryp. 11
Simple Geometryp. 11
Complex Geometryp. 12
Healing Facesp. 12
Subdividing Facesp. 13
Sticky Geometryp. 13
Face Countp. 13
Basic SketchUp Toolsp. 14
Drawing and Modification Toolsp. 15
Additional Toolsp. 16
The Value Control Boxp. 18
Stylesp. 19
Navigation and 3D Inference Systemp. 20
Drafting with Edgesp. 22
Model Organizationp. 24
Components and Groupsp. 26
Components Instancesp. 28
Editing Componentsp. 28
Adjusting the Component/Group Viewp. 30
Components within Componentsp. 32
Components and Layersp. 34
Pre-Made Componentsp. 35
Free SketchUp Bonus Pack Componentsp. 35
FormFonts Componentsp. 37
SketchUcation and Google SketchUp Component Forumsp. 37
Component Forumsp. 37
Google 3D Warehousep. 37
Component Libraryp. 37
Problem Solvingp. 39
Problem-Solving Tutorialsp. 40
Typical SketchUp Problemsp. 40
Different Results on Different Computersp. 41
SketchUp Freezesp. 41
Auto Savep. 41
Subdividep. 41
Support Sitesp. 42
Ruby Scriptsp. 43
Downloading Ruby Scriptsp. 44
Installing Ruby Scriptsp. 45
Activating Ruby Scriptsp. 45
Troubleshooting an Installationp. 46
SketchUp Process Modelingp. 47
Introduction to SketchUp Process Modelingp. 48
The Built Environmentp. 48
Surfacesp. 49
Objectsp. 49
2D = 3Dp. 50
Drafting the Flatwork Basep. 51
Drawing the Basep. 52
Reviewing the Drawingp. 55
Applying Material and Colorp. 56
Organizing Modelsp. 57
Adding Volumesp. 58
Lower the Roadp. 58
Creating the Buildingp. 59
Making a Roofp. 60
Push/Pulling the Stepsp. 60
Push/Pulling the Wallsp. 61
Adding Objects to the Flatwork Basep. 61
Organizing Componentsp. 62
Creating Component Layersp. 62
Component Toolsp. 63
Adding Components to the Flatwork Basep. 66
Adding Component Windows and Doorsp. 68
Adjusting the Building Componentsp. 69
Reviewing the Completed Modelp. 69
An Advanced Examplep. 71
Modeling Your Own Designsp. 72
Detailed Site Plan Modelingp. 73
Using Site Plansp. 73
Importing Site Plansp. 74
Imported-Image Resolutionp. 75
Placing the Plan Image on a Layerp. 75
Scaling the Imagep. 75
Preparing the Drafting Tracep. 76
Drafting Tipsp. 77
Drafting Orderp. 78
Create the Flatwork Base Groupp. 85
Adding Color and Texturep. 86
Adding Volumep. 87
Road and Curbp. 87
Steps and Plazap. 88
Planter Wallsp. 89
Rampp. 90
Planter Walls Adjustmentsp. 91
Entry Sign Wallp. 91
Buildings as Componentsp. 91
Building Volumesp. 92
Adding Detail to Volumesp. 93
Detailing the Signp. 93
Detailing the Plantersp. 95
Custom Site Furnishingsp. 98
The Modeling Processp. 98
Components within Componentsp. 99
The Follow Me Toolp. 101
Model Organizationp. 104
Tutorialsp. 104
The Bollardp. 105
The Pedestrian Lightp. 107
The Modern Benchp. 110
The Park Benchp. 111
The Decorative Planter Benchp. 117
The Decorative Railp. 121
The Handrailp. 123
Custom Architecturep. 125
Sculpting the Buildingp. 125
Building the Massp. 125
Making Window and Door Componentsp. 126
Problem Solving the Window Componentsp. 128
Copy and Insertp. 129
Copy and Paste Between Instancesp. 129
Make Uniquep. 130
Tutorialsp. 130
Setting the Workspacep. 131
Adding Mass to Buildings 1 and 2p. 131
Adding Mass to Building 3p. 134
Window Componentsp. 136
Door Componentsp. 140
Balcony Componentp. 141
Arranging and Presenting the Modelp. 145
Arrangement Methodsp. 146
The Accuracy Methodp. 146
The Speed Methodp. 146
Logical Order and Adjustmentsp. 147
Buildingsp. 147
3D Vegetationp. 147
Furnishing Componentsp. 152
Creating and Exporting Scenesp. 153
Selecting Your Scenesp. 153
Plan Views and Elevationsp. 154
People and Carsp. 154
Trees and Scenesp. 154
Adding Skyp. 155
Exporting Scenes and Shadowsp. 155
Troubleshooting Shadowsp. 155
Architectural Tutorialp. 160
Working with Arcs and Circlesp. 160
Hidden Geometryp. 161
Components and Faceted Surfacesp. 162
The Courthouse Tutorialp. 164
Drafting the Floor Platep. 165
Adding Volumep. 168
Adding the Custom Componentsp. 175
Arranging the Components on the Buildingp. 180
Adding Detail to the Buildingp. 185
The Sandbox Toolsp. 189
Introduction to the Sandbox Toolsp. 190
Playing in the Sandboxp. 190
The From Contours Toolp. 190
The From Scratch Toolp. 192
The Smoove Toolp. 193
The Drape Toolp. 194
The Add Detail Toolp. 195
The Stamp and Flip Edge Toolsp. 195
Ruby Scripts and Sandbox Toolsp. 197
Tools on Surfacep. 197
Joint Push Pullp. 198
Soap Skin Bubblep. 200
Drop Rubyp. 201
Simplify Contoursp. 202
Additional Tools and Conceptsp. 203
Intersect with Modelp. 203
Construction Geometryp. 205
SketchUp Conceptual Gradingp. 206
Conceptual Gradingp. 206
Modeling and Grading Tipsp. 207
The Tutorialsp. 207
Pedestrian Rampp. 208
Driveway Rampp. 210
Slopes and Gradesp. 213
Building Entry Walkp. 215
Park Landformp. 226
Campus Quad-Area 1p. 235
Campus Quad-Area 2p. 238
Campus Quad-Area 3p. 242
Campus Quad-Area 4p. 257
Complex Canopiesp. 266
2D Plan to 3D Formp. 266
Simple Canopy Tutorialp. 267
Complex Canopy Tutorialp. 273
Sandbox Architecturep. 279
The Drape Toolp. 279
Working with Drapep. 279
Troubleshooting Drapep. 284
Sandbox Building Tutorialp. 284
AutoCAD to SketchUpp. 293
Overview of AutoCAD to SketchUpp. 294
General Overviewp. 295
Organizing the AutoCAD Filep. 295
Generating the Geometryp. 297
Arranging the Objectsp. 299
Organizing AutoCADp. 302
AutoCAD Reorganizationp. 303
Folder and File Structurep. 303
AutoCAD Base Filesp. 304
External Reference Filesp. 304
Isolating Surfacesp. 308
Closing Perimetersp. 309
Organizing Site Objectsp. 310
Write Block Surfaces and Objectsp. 311
Importing the Flatwork Filep. 313
AutoCAD and SketchUp Unitsp. 313
The Flatwork Drawing Filep. 314
Modeling the AutoCAD Flatwork Basep. 315
Exploding the Flatwork Basep. 315
Problematic AutoCAD Linesp. 316
Overlapping and Short Linesp. 316
Arcsp. 318
Random Anomaliesp. 318
Healing the AutoCAD Flatwork Basep. 318
Healing with the Line Toolp. 319
AutoCAD Clean-Up Ruby Scriptsp. 322
Working with Ruby Scriptsp. 324
Troubleshooting Ruby Scriptsp. 327
Method Summariesp. 328
Next Stepsp. 328
Arranging the Modelp. 331
Populating the Flatwork Basep. 331
Exploding the Objectsp. 333
Importing Layersp. 334
Replacing the Componentsp. 335
Finishing Touchesp. 342
Articulating the Buildingsp. 342
Exchanging 3D Componentsp. 343
Conceptual Gradingp. 345
Adding More Componentsp. 347
Making Adjustmentsp. 348
Adding New Detailsp. 350
Adding People and Carsp. 354
Indexp. 355
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