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Lynda ? SketchUp For Architecture: Details (2019)

Lynda SketchUp for Architecture: Details (2019)

SketchUp is a powerful and versatile 3D modeling software that can be used for various design and visualization purposes. One of the applications of SketchUp is to create architectural details for building projects, such as walls, windows, doors, roofs, stairs, and more. In this online course from LinkedIn Learning, Paul J. Smith, a professional architect and SketchUp trainer, shows how to use SketchUp to create some typical construction details for a residential building project.


The course is divided into six chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of architectural detailing. The chapters are as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction. This chapter provides an overview of the course objectives, the project files, and the SketchUp interface. It also explains some basic concepts and techniques for working with SketchUp, such as groups, components, layers, scenes, styles, and dimensions.

  • Chapter 2: Wall Details. This chapter covers how to create wall details, such as brickwork, cavity walls, insulation, damp proof courses, wall ties, lintels, and sills. It also shows how to use the Follow Me tool to create complex profiles and extrusions.

  • Chapter 3: Window and Door Details. This chapter demonstrates how to create window and door details, such as frames, glazing, architraves, skirting boards, hinges, handles, and locks. It also shows how to use the Intersect Faces tool to create openings and cutouts.

  • Chapter 4: Roof Details. This chapter explains how to create roof details, such as rafters, purlins, ridge boards, eaves, fascias, soffits, gutters, downpipes, and vents. It also shows how to use the Sandbox tools to create terrain and site contours.

  • Chapter 5: Stair Details. This chapter teaches how to create stair details, such as treads, risers, stringers, handrails, balusters, newel posts, and landings. It also shows how to use the Rotate tool to create spiral stairs and the Scale tool to create tapered stairs.

  • Chapter 6: Conclusion. This chapter summarizes the main points of the course and provides some tips and resources for further learning and practice.

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to use SketchUp for architectural detailing. It assumes some basic knowledge of SketchUp and architecture. The course duration is about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The course includes video lectures, exercise files, quizzes, and certificates of completion.

To access the course online or download it offline, you need a LinkedIn Learning subscription or a free trial. You can also watch some sample videos from the course on YouTube. If you are interested in learning more about SketchUp for architecture, you can check out other courses from Paul J. Smith or from other instructors on LinkedIn Learning.


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