I’m teaching Sketchup in the first semester of the Architecture programme at LTH, Lund university, Sweden. During my teaching I’ve encountered a couple of tools, features and techniques that might be improved, to have a more coherent logic in relation to the rest of the software.
- Sections. Having section tied to Styles is a nuisance, and the interaction of Styles and Scenes for sections is messy. I would love to have the section tool behave more like a “special object”, that could be shown or hidden in a scene, without the need to create a new style. I would also love to have it show up in the outliner as a “special object”, being able to show and hide it there. Sections already behave a bit like an object, with move, rotate, and show/hide. Since each context can have its own section, it makes even more sense to make sections a part of the outline logic.
The interaction of Outliner and Scenes is otherwise a really strong environment, which helps students understand, navigate and organise their work.