Hello there. I’ve tried to give SketchUp a go several times but consistently find myself getting frustrated and returning to paper.
I am mainly trying to use SketchUp to help me design built-in furniture for houses. It takes me so long to design something that I give up and go back to my trusty paper and pencil.
Where I find I get stuck is with the editing of an existing component. Say I go draw a room, or even a house (like in the tutorial videos) I don’t have too much trouble, but then I want to go and do something like add a new wall, or add a new bookcase, I come unstuck.
The issues I have are say I have a wall, and I’ve got all the skirting along the bottom of the wall, and I go to cut a piece of the skirting out to place the new bookcase and then draw new skirting around the front of the new bookcase I find that I can’t figure out how to just quite simply take a chunk of the skirt out.
This and trying to master the camera is what gives me the most frustration. I use a trackpad and find that sometimes the zoom just stops working, and those insane key combinations to pan are ridiculous.
I’m yet to buy a copy of pro, I want to; but, I just can’t get over the frustrations.
Any help on how to get over my frustrations would be greatly appreciated.