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Create a custom 3D house design in Google SketchUp

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Google SketchUp is a fun and innovative CAD software. These steps shown for beginners show how the basics work for Google SketchUp.


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  1. 1

    Open Google SketchUp.
    Choose a template.

  2. 2

    Paste down a rectangle.


  3. 3

    Use the Push/Pull tool to make the rectangle 3D.

  4. 4

    Create another rectangle on one of the faces of the shape, preferably the long side of the rectangle.
    Use the Push/Pull tool to push in the door a little. Erase the bottom line of the rectangle.

  5. 5

    Use the circle tool to create windows on the side of the shape.
    Use the select tool to click on the circles. Click delete on your computer keyboard.

  6. 6

    Expand the height of the building with the Push/Pull tool.
    Use the line tool to click on a place on the lines of the building. Drag the line to the midpoint of the top of the building. Click on the same spot again and then drag the line downward berayun-ayun you see a line that crosses the first dot to the dot that you’re dragging down.

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    Use the Push/Pull tool to push back the lines berayun-ayun you see the word offset.

  8. 8

    Click on Windows and then Materials.
    Use Brick and Cladding and then Roofing to finish the building.

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  • Question

    How can I print the directions on how to create a simple house in Sketch Up?

    Community Answer

    Take screenshots of the instruction (command+shift+4), then print it out.

  • Question

    I don’t know how to copy these instructions, put them on Word and print. Any help?

    Community Answer

    Highlight what you want to copy, press Ctrl+C, then go to where you want to paste it and press Ctrl+V.

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