Google SketchUp is the most innovative and user friendly 3D applications to create 3D content and images within a short period of time. New users did not find any problems to use the software as the interface is simple & straightforward and limited skill and software knowledge is required to operate the system. Most of the tasks which were accomplished with sketchup can be reviewed in a few hours.
There is an icon based toolbar at the top or side (depending on how you want to configure it). The spin-out menus are simple.
Google SketchUp generates quick, effective and visually appealing diagrams that provides assistance to work smoothly. The artists can start the project in Google sketchup and as the sketchup progression continues an attorney refine it.
As for instance, perhaps one is engaged in a construction litigation. One should just draw a series of lines in the 2D SketchUp viewport if the blueprints or a basic illustration of the building can describe the argument. After the lines are drawin with the help of a pen tool, the top “face” of the sketch can then be extruded, or “pulled,” from that selected face into a 3-dimensional environment. Thus a 3D model of a sketched building has been created in a simplest way.
Sketchup also provide assistance for the user to export models to their respective commercial grade 3D packages and also creates LayOut for professional quality presentations of SketchUp creations. Besides, 3rd party support rendering software speed up the built-in renderer and generate more realistic results. SketchUp combine with an complete online repository of user created models, thus furthering both the sense of community and cross-applicability of the platform.
In sketchup workflow there is direct linking to image editors. If you are going to edit a texture which is applied to your model, it will automatically open your chosen bitmap editor and update the edited texture within SketchUp and you don't have to re-import it. Also, the Component browser is more tightly united with the 3D warehouse facilitating searches and downloads of models directly from within SketchUp.
The LayOut utility is a separate application that is installed along with Sketch. LayOut is generally a 2D presentation graphics and page layout tool that facilitates the use of 3D modeling in SketchUp. The LayOut utility assist you to arrange text, images, views of SketchUp models, etc., on various pages, to form background graphics such as a title block that will run across all the pages. It can be applied to create a sheet set for printing or electronic distribution in PDF format, or for presentation as a slideshow in full screen mode.
An image is actually a viewport into the 3D model, and it can be modified as per the visibility in the viewport by keeping various SketchUp options including Perspective, Standard Views, Shadows, including the Scenes and Styles that were saved for that model.
At the time of double clicking on the viewport it leads to a 3D Edit mode, permitting you to change the view once again by orbiting, zooming, panning, or using any of SketchUp's other Camera tools. You have to just insert the model only once in LayOut and you get the ability to copy the viewport several times on the same page including on other pages, and resize each viewport and set its view as per requirements...
The link to the original SketchUp file is preserved in LayOut, which allows the images to be automatically updated if the model is changed.