Relatively new to SketchUpPro. Used the free version for a couple months, went through a series of tutorials. I’m interested in using SketchUp as a design tool, being able to draw landscapes, yards in 3D, not so much worried about details, but accuracy in measurements and general visual representation and presentation of ideas.Farmyard Base.skp (15.7 MB)
I’m using GeoLocation to import a map base, drawing lines over top, basic buildings, 2D trees that are representative of real life height, spread etc.
A few issues I’m running into, and am looking for help/advice on:
Lines off plane/not connecting to make faces. I’ve realized now the importance of double checking this as you go, wondering if there’s a way to go back and connect lines/get them on the same plane without manually going through everything.
I’m having trouble placing the trees I’ve made as groups in arrays. They always want to follow green/red/blue lines rather than lines I make with the measuring tape. It also seems that depending on the perspective the measurement between two points is actually different.
I have LIDAR data that I can open in GoogleEarth for my site, and wondering if there’s a way I can import it to my design to show terrain/contours.
Is there an efficient way to use tags to produce layers. E.g. Could I use this function to do an initial site inventory with all existing elements, and then alter/add new elements as a prospective design in a new tag so that you can turn them on/off without permanently having to move them.