Using Google Sketchup to Create a Building

Prepared by J. Mitchell for CAEE-201, but perhaps useful elsewhere.

Open Sketchup

Setup Sketchup

Make ground onto which on which to put the building

Lock the Ground so it won’t be “cut” by the building


Draw Building Base

Make 3D Box containing building

View the Building from different angles

Use the orbit tool  and play with it.  You can always go back to standard views.

Pan the view using the Pan tool (hand) -

Turn perspective on and off - Camera | Perspective

Turn Shadows on and off – Camera | Shadows

Give the Building materials (steps not detailed)

Put a Door in the building wall

Put Multiple windows in place

Apply some dimensions

Put some Landscape in Place