Is there a way to do 2D wiring diagrams in SketchUp Pro?

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#1

Is there a way to do this type of diagramming/modeling in SketchUp Pro 2017?


#2

The Layout application that is part of the SketchUp Pro bundle could probably be used to make such 2D diagrams. I have not done very much with it, so I’m not sure how easy or hard it would be to create the thick colored lines that represent the electrical wires. However, I suspect there are other packages that would be much more suitable for creating 2D diagrams if that were the major need.


#3

I’ve done similar stuff for medical gas piping. Elements such as the receptacles, switches, etc. I would draw as components in SketchUp and make scenes that show each one. These could be 3D if you wish or just 2D. Then I would place viewports showing the parts as needed in LayOut and use LayOut’s drawing tools to draw the connecting lines.


#4

Thanks Dave, that sounds like it might work for me. I’ll give it a try!


#5

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