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sketchup_icon.gifIf you're new to using Google Sketchup, you need to understand some key concepts before getting started.  The first thing to understand is that Sketchup is 3D, and when you're working in 3D, there are some essential tools you'll need to know.

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  1. The Orbit Tool:  the Orbit Tool lets you look around your model; it lets you look above, below, and orbit your view anywhere around the model.
  2. The Zoom Tool:  the Zoom Tool lets you zoom into the model and away from it.
  3. The Pan Tool:  Panning lets you move from side to side and up & down without orbiting

These are the 3 key tools you need to understand first to be successful in Sketchup.  Take a look at some of these examples as to how these tools work:



Notice on the right-hand side of the screen the Instructor:  each time we choose a different tool, the Instructor will give you hints as to what each tool does.  GeniusDV now has a monthly 2-day Google Sketchup Class that will teach you everything you want to know about 3D modeling.  Check out our schedule and give us a call today to book your next class.

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