Copying/creating the walls - 2D

Hej all,
Am pretty new to SketchUp but somehow I managed to draw the future house.
Because I dont have Layouts I would like to do the measurements for carpenters and electricians there too.
Is there a simple way to copy the walls from the room and put them flat (see the picture)

I will have it in 2D - like above, but had to copy the wall and because its flat I couldnt turn them around. Needed to make them thicker to be able to turn them.
I also dont want to redraw the walls, specially the ones that have like windows or doors on them.

Hope there is some easy way of doing it.
Thank you for all your support!

Hi @kozerapm

Welcome to the forum.

I recommend these series of videos, on the bottom site it appears 5 sections, I recommend them in the following order, but you can choose:

What you’re looking for looks like what appears on the video Beyond SketchUP, the first video on minute 5:57

But remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Can you give us the exact dimensions of the room you want to design?

Do you want to create a 3D model or a 2D blueprint?

Thank you.

This is a fast example, but it’s much better what you can learn from those videos.


Thank you for a quick answer.
I watched those videos but its not what I look for.
I already know how to build walls and a room. Because I dont have Layouts I cannot make elevations for the carpenters and electricians. So I need to make them in SketchUp.
Is there an easy way of “projecting” (fold the walls down) an existing wall on a flat surface (kind of like on the floor) so it will look like that:

Thank you!
Have a great day

What do you understand for elevations? because it’s the same I think Layout is not required.
EDIT: Are the walls thin as a piece of paper?

Can you show an example of what you’re looking for?

I’m not sure if it’s this:

Of course you can. Use Section planes, and set up Scenes for the different views. It is quite the same as when you work with LayOut. LayOut only lets you set up your views on sheets, in SketchUp you have to print the views one by one.


No, I start with the cube (a room) and I would like to fold down the walls



But what I would like to have with this folded walls is not really possible with one click :slightly_smiling_face:

Will try to use Section planes then!
Thank you!

I don’t know if section planes is going to help. If you were to select the face and inner objects of each wall, and group them, you would soon have four groups. You can use the Rotate tool to rotate each group so that it’s flat on the ground.

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Yes!! Thats exactly what I needed!!
Thank you very much! :slight_smile:

Works perfectly, fast and easy

Instead of groups, make them components.

Rotate/Copy them onto the ground plane, so now you have both upright and flattened walls in your model.

Then make two scenes.

In one scene, make a layer called (say) 3d, and assign the original upright walls to that layer. Assign the flattened copy to a scene called (say) 2d.

The in Scene 1, turn off the 2d layer, and Update the scene. In Scene 2, turn off the 3d layer, and set Camera/Parallel projection, using Top view, and Zoom Extents. Update Scene 2

Model in 3d in Scene 1. Switch to Scene 2 to get your plan and elevations from the 3d model.

It’s an odd way of doing it, though.

Why not use Section Planes? That way, your elevations will have their tops at the top of the view, not some sideways and some upside down.

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