Sandbox from scratch or other sandbox tools...where? How? What the...?


#1

Hi, I’ve been back and forth to Sketchup for some small projects and playing over the last few years.
I’ve just re-downloaded Sketchup 2015 with the intention of modelling my new house and property. I know the basic basics, but thought I would try some BASIC terrain modelling which I haven’t done before.
I have geo located the property no problems and I now have a blank canvas with just the geo location map layer on it. I want to add some basic terrain shaping.

I’ve checked tutorials, youtube videos, the knowledge base on how to do terrain but can’t find any with the right buttons/controls/tools that match what I have on my Sketchup screen!! Along the top of my screen I have the basic set of tools. There is no sandbox toolbar. The sandbox extension is on by default in the preferences. The only sandbox options I have are Tools–>Sandbox–>Smoove, Stamp, Drape, Add Detail, Flip Edge.
I don’t seem to have any options for creating a Sandbox From Scratch or Sandbox From Contours.

How on (Google) earth do I create a sandbox terrain to work with!!!
I’m sure it’s something simple I am overlooking, but it’s driving me nuts. Can someone please point me in the right direction???

Thanks…


#2

Did you open the Sandbox toolbar ?
View > Toolbars…
check Sandbox


There are some tutorials on terrain in the Tutorials forum category, like:

You can also do a forum searches:
http://forums.sketchup.com/search?q=Sandbox
http://forums.sketchup.com/search?q=terrain
http://forums.sketchup.com/search?q=topo


#3

No. I didn’t.

See…I knew it’d be something simple and obvious.
Thankyou! Let the terraining commence! :+1: