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Table of Contents
                            SketchUp for Site Design
Part 1: Introduction to SketchUp
	Chapter 1: How to Use This Book
		What’s New in the Second Edition?
		Who Can Use This Book?
		Learning Tutorials
			Downloadable Tutorial Models
			Downloadable Pre-Made Components
		The Four Parts
			Part 1: Introduction to SketchUp
			Part 2: Introduction to SketchUp Process  Modeling
			Part 3: Terrain Modeling
			Part 4: AutoCAD to SketchUp
	Chapter 2: SketchUp Basics
			Simple Geometry
			Complex Geometry
			Healing Faces
			Subdividing Faces
			Sticky Geometry
			Face Count
		Basic SketchUp Tools
			Drawing and Modification Tools
				The Line Tool
				The Select Tool
			Additional Tools
			The Measurement Window
				Edge Settings
				Background Settings
			Navigation and 3D Inference System
				Inference System
			Drafting with Edges
			Model Organization
				Layer 0
	Chapter 3: Components and Groups
		The Importance of Components and Groups
		Using Components
		Component Instances
			Editing Components
			Adjusting the Component/Group View
		Components Within Components
		Components and Layers
		Pre-Made Components
		Component Library
			3D Warehouse
			DynaSCAPE Sketch3D
	Chapter 4: Problem Solving
		Problem-Solving Tutorials
		Typical SketchUp Problems
			Different Results on Different Computers
			SketchUp Freezes
			Auto Save
	Chapter 5: SketchUp Extensions
		Using SketchUp
		Extension Warehouse
			Installing Weld
			Using Weld
		Extension Websites
			Installing Extensions
			SketchUcation Plugin Store
			Recommended Extensions
Part 2: SketchUp Process Modeling
	Chapter 6: Introduction to SketchUp Process Modeling
		The Built Environment
		The 2D = 3D Method
		Drafting the Flatwork Base
			Drawing the Base
			Reviewing the Drawing
		Applying Material and Color
		Organizing Models
		Adding Volumes
			Lowering the Road
			Creating the Building
			Making a Roof
			Push/Pulling the Steps
			Push/Pulling the Walls
		Adding Objects to the Flatwork Base
			Organizing Components
			Creating Component Layers
			Component Tools
			Adding Components to the Flatwork Base
			Adding Component Windows and Doors
			Adjusting the Building Components
		Reviewing the Completed Model
		An Advanced Example
		Modeling Your Own Designs
	Chapter 7: Detailed Site Plan Modeling
		Using Site Plans
			Importing Site Plans
			Imported-Image Resolution
			Placing the Plan Image on a Layer
			Scaling the Image
		Preparing the Drafting Trace
			Drafting Tips
			Drafting Order
				Drawing the Site Perimeter and Building Footprints
				Drafting the Identified Surfaces
				Adding the Small Edge Details
		Creating the Flatwork Base Group
		Adding Color and Texture
		Adding Volume
			Road and Curb
			Steps and Plaza
			Planter Walls
			Planter Wall Adjustments
			Entry Sign Wall
			Buildings as Components
			Building Volumes
		Adding Detail to Volumes
			Detailing the Sign
			Detailing the Planters
	Chapter 8: Custom Site Furnishings
		The Modeling Process
			Components within Components
				Mirroring Components
				Making Unique Components
		The Follow Me Tool
		Model Organization
			The Bollard
			The Pedestrian Light
			The Modern Bench
			The Park Bench
			The Decorative Planter Bench
			The Decorative Rail
			The Handrail
		Profile Builder
	Chapter 9: Custom Architecture
		Sculpting the Building
			Building the Mass
			Making Window and Door Components
			Problem Solving the Window Components
			Copying and Inserting
			Copying and Pasting Between Instances
			Making Unique
			Setting the Workspace
			Adding Mass to Buildings 1 and 2
			Adding Mass to Building 3
			Window Components
			Door Components
			Balcony Component
	Chapter 10: Arranging and Presenting the Model
		Arrangement Methods
			The Accuracy Method
			The Speed Method
		Logical Order and Adjustments
			3D Vegetation
			Furnishing the Components
		Creating and Exporting Scenes
			Selecting Your Scenes
				The Scene Menu
				The Position Camera Tool
				The Look Around Tool
				The Zoom Tool
			Plan Views and Elevations
			People and Cars
			Trees and Scenes
			Adding Sky
		Exporting Scenes and Shadows
		Troubleshooting Shadows
	Chapter 11: Architectural Tutorial
		Working with Arcs and Circles
		Hidden Geometry
		Components and Faceted Surfaces
		The Courthouse Tutorial
			Drafting the Floor Plate
			Adding Volume
			Adding the Custom Components
			Arranging the Components on the Building
			Adding Detail to the Building
Part 3: Terrain Modeling
	Chapter 12: Introduction to the Terrain Tools
		Playing in the Sandbox
			The From Contours Tool
			The From Scratch Tool
			The Smoove Tool
			The Drape Tool
			The Add Detail Tool
			The Stamp and Flip Edge Tools
		Terrain Extensions
			Tools on Surface
			Soap Skin Bubble
			Drop GC
		Additional Tools and Concepts
			Intersect with Model
			Construction Geometry
	Chapter 13: SketchUp Conceptual Grading
		Conceptual Grading
		Modeling and Grading Tips
		The Tutorials
			Pedestrian Ramp
			Driveway Ramp
			Slopes and Grades
			Building Entry Walk
			Park Landform
			Campus Quad—Area 1
			Campus Quad—Area 2
			Campus Quad—Area 3
			Campus Quad—Area 4
	Chapter 14: Complex Canopies
		2D Plan to 3D Form
		Simple Canopy Tutorial
		Complex Canopy Tutorial
	Chapter 15: Digital Elevation   Modeling
		Skill Level
			Terrain Extensions
			3D Terrain Types
		DEM Tutorial
			Importing the CAD File
			Generating Terrain with TopoShaper
			Draping the Road
			Modeling the Home
			Positioning the Home and Walls
			Generating the Proposed Grades
			Depressing the Road
			Completing the Model
Part 4: AutoCAD to SketchUp
	Chapter 16: Overview of AutoCAD to SketchUp
		General Overview
		Organizing the AutoCAD File
		Generating the Geometry
		Arranging the Objects
	Chapter 17: Organizing AutoCAD
		AutoCAD Reorganization
			Folder and File Structure
			AutoCAD Base Files
			External Reference Files
			Isolating Surfaces
			Closing Perimeters
			Organizing Site Objects
				Identifying the Objects
				Creating AutoCAD Blocks
				Placing Object Blocks on Layers
		Write Block Surfaces and Objects
			Flatwork File
			Object Blocks
			Convert to Blocks
		Importing the Flatwork File
			AutoCAD and SketchUp Units
			The Flatwork Drawing File
	Chapter 18: Modeling the AutoCAD Flatwork Base
		Exploding the Flatwork Base
		Problematic AutoCAD Lines
			Overlapping and Short Lines
			Random Anomalies
		Healing the AutoCAD Flatwork Base
		Healing with the Line Tool
		CAD Clean-Up Extensions
			Working with Extensions
			Troubleshooting Extensions
				Size Limitations
				Incomplete Faces
			DynaSCAPE CAD Cleanup
		Method Summaries
		Next Steps
	Chapter 19: Arranging the Model
		Populating the Flatwork Base
			Exploding the Objects
			Importing Layers
		Replacing the Components
		Finishing Touches
			Articulating the Buildings
			Exchanging 3D Components
			Conceptual Grading
			Adding More Components
			Making Adjustments
			Adding New Details
			Adding People and Cars
Document Text Contents
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188 Part 2: SketchUp Process Modeling

Adding Volume
Now that you’ve drafted the floor plate, continue modeling the Courthouse by adding volume.
To do that, Push/Pull the faces on the left side of the floor plate, as indicated in steps 10
through 14.

10. Push/Pull the base to a height of 27′-6″. Add a parapet. A parapet is the wall-like barrier
at the edge of a roof or structure. The parapet height is 7′-6″. The parapet surfaces are
defined by the offset arcs in step 8.

9. Delete the faces outside of the outlined surfaces. The floor plate should resemble the


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Chapter 11: Architectural Tutorial  189

11. Push/Pull the adjacent set of faces to total 42′-6″. Push/Pull the parapet an additional


12. Push/Pull the next set of faces to a total 67′-6″. Push/Pull the parapet an additional


13. Push/Pull the next set of faces to a total 77′-6″. Push/Pull the parapet an additional


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Index 387

detailed, 157–63, 195–200
arrangement, 200–206

Units, 337–338

menus, AutoCAD, 337
menus, SketchUp, 337–38

Views menu 120, 154. See also Camera menu
Volumes. See also Geometry

adding detail to volumes, 105–9
adding in order, 99–106
adding volumes 70, 351–52
as site elements and features:

Buildings, 104–5
Planter walls, 101–2
Planter surfaces, 103
Plaza, 100–101
Steps, 100–101
Ramp, 102
Road, 99–100
Sign wall, 103–4
Water feature, 101
Walls, beveled, 107–9

Walk Through menu. See also Camera menu

Position Camera, 174
Look Around, 174

Walls, see volumes
Window components, see components
Wireframe. See also construction geometry

Walk wireframe, 238–41

XREFs, see AutoCAD

Zoom tool, 174. See also navigation

Adding detail and window and door
components, 156–61

AutoCAD to SketchUp, 326–79
Complex Forms:

Simple Canopy, 287–92
Complex Canopy, 293–98

Conceptual Grading 206–315. See also
Digital Elevation Modeling:

Building Entry walk, 235–45
Campus, 255–85
Area 1 - Slope, 255–58
Area 2 - sunken green, 258–62
Area 3 - walks, slopes and building entry,

Area 4 - building slopes, 277–83

Curb Ramp:
Drive Way Ramp, 231–33
Park landform, 246–66
Pedestrian ramp, 228–30
Slopes and grades, 233–35

download tutorial models, 5–6
general description, 4
Making a Component, 28

Component within a Component,

Problem solving tutorials, 44
Scene tutorial, 173–79
Site Elements and objects:

Bollard, 117–18
Decorative rail, 133–34
Decorative planter and bench, 129–32
Flatwork base, 63–81
Advanced site plan tutorial, 83–84
Handrail, 135–36
Modern Bench, 122
Park Bench, 123–28
Pedestrian light, 119–21
Road section and Profile, 137–41
Site Plan, 88–109
Steps and walls, basic, 72–73

Window and Door component tutorials:
basic/intro, 144–49

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