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Bedroom Design Using Google Sketchup Mr. Martin Computers, Stella Maris Academy Opening Sketchup To open: double click on the hard drive icon double click on Applications scroll down to “Google Sketchup” double click on Google Sketchup folder double click on Google Sketchup

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Bedroom Design Using Google Sketchup

Mr. Martin

Computers, Stella Maris Academy


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Opening Sketchup

  • To open:

    • double click on the hard drive icon

    • double click on Applications

    • scroll down to “Google Sketchup”

    • double click on Google Sketchup folder

    • double click on Google Sketchup

  • Alternately, use Spotlight typing in Google Sketchup.

  • Google Sketchup can be downloaded for free at home. http://sketchup.google.com/


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Start in Two Dimensions

  • Camera, Standard, Top

  • Camera, Parallel Projection

  • Erase man

  • Use hand to move where axes cross to lower left


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Drawing Rectangle

  • Use pencil tool

  • Draw line parallel to red axis - line color will be red.

  • To set distance, stop drawing, type in 25’ (‘ is next to right return key), hit enter.

  • From stopping point draw line up in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before.

  • From stopping point draw line to left in red direction. Set distance at 25’ as before.

  • From stopping point draw line down in green direction. Set distance at 25’ as before. (Or just follow the “inferences.”)


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Offsetting to Create Wall Thickness

  • Click on “offset” tool -

  • Click inside rectangle

  • Drag out

  • Press .5’ Enter

  • Possible Problem: On some computers you may not be able to see the offset. To see it, rotate the rectangle slightly with the “orbit” tool.


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Switch Back to 3D

  • Camera, Standard, Iso

  • Camera, Perspective

  • Adjust with Orbit tool


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Lifting Walls with Push/Pull Tool

  • Select Push/Pull tool.

  • Carefully move over until just the wall is selected.

  • Pull up

  • Enter 8’


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Adding Doors and Windows

  • Use pencil or rectangle tool to make opening the size you want.

  • Use push/pull tool to punch in opening.


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Making Furniture

  • Make your own simple furniture. For example, for a bed, make a rectangle, and then pull up using push/pull tool. You can see dimensions in lower right corner of screen.

  • Make couch by pulling up different portions of rectangle.

  • Use your own creativity!


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Adding Furniture

  • File, 3D Warehouse, Get models.

  • Follow directions to load directly into your bedroom.

  • Position. (This can be tricky.) Press escape to get out of.

  • Tools. Scale to resize.


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