Using Sketchup Web (Free) to create a layout view of my house for general irrigation and landscape planning. I know it isn’t great, but I’m not looking for great - I’m looking for a digital version of drawing my yard on a paper for me to reference when working on sprinklers.
That being said - there are a few things I can’t quite figure out here that I need some guidance on.
I’m trying to place trees in my yard. Everytime I move or copy a tree and try to place it on my drawing, it’s like it moves into the “background” (it looks like it takes on the material of whatever I place it over). I know I could just draw circles and put them on the “Trees” tag, but then when I turn off the tag visibility, it shows the blank void background, not the grass. This is probably a simple fix, but I need to be able to take the trees I downloaded, place them in my yard and have them appear on top of the grass (or wherever I put them). I also want to be able to turn off the visibility on the “Trees” tag, revealing the grass underneath.
When drawing my sprinklers, I’ll be drawing arcs for where they spray. These arcs will overlap, but I also need them to be their own unique element that exists on top of the grass or flower beds. Right now when I draw an arc, the lines it creates become a part of the drawing rather than an “object on top”
I’m completely new to this and I’m sure I’ve described Sketchup poorly here. I tried to find the answers in the forum, but it looks like most people are using Sketch up for 3D modeling, not layout view. Any help is greatly appreciated. I’ve attached my drawing for reference.
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