Greetings Sketchup Mavens.
I am completely new to Sketchup, with a GIS (MapInfo, Arc) Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop), CAD (AutoCad), and Corel (Draw, Paint) background.
I imported a location snapshot and then imported a PNG bitmap of a site plan onto Layer 0. Now I want to trace the building rectangles shown on the bitmap and extrude them to 3D.
My problem is that when I attempt to draw the rectangles they are obscured by the bitmap. How can I draw my boxes “on top” of the bitmap? I realize that layers do not function with the same visual hierarchy I am accustomed to in CAD, Graphics and GIS applications, but I can’t figure out how to draw on exactly the same “elevation” on the blue axis as the bitmap site plan without the in-process guides you normally see as you draw being obscured and the resulting draw entity being obscured by the bitmap.
I can draw a rectangle and raise it above the bitmap using Move, but I have a whole bunch of boxes to draw and I need to know how to draw them either on exactly the same plane as the siteplan or, say, a millionth of an inch above it.
Can someone please help me with this?
Yours as complete beginner,