SketchUp: The Secret to Win Interior Design Projects

Making a project pitch combines creativity and deadlines. Your team or you should focus on getting your ideas on screen as quickly as possible to gain the project. When it comes to these situations, SketchUp is extremely useful.

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SketchUp Pro for 2D Sketches, Floor-plans, and Photos

Several methods are available for bringing your project into SketchUp right from the beginning. Depending on the project, you can use sketches, photographs, or 2D planes:

Using a Sketch as a Starting Point

Draw a floor-plan using the Line tool and import your hand drawing as an image. A floor-plan can easily be imported into SketchUp using this method.

Plan Ahead

Floor plans can import as CAD files, images, or PDFs. You can use the plan as a reference to scale and draw out the outline of your project.

Bring the Outline into 3D

You can now begin drawing the exterior walls of your home once you have your outline. Using imported CAD geometry to create your starting point is demonstrated in this workflow.

Create Multiple Design Options using 3D Warehouse

Now that your models have been completed, it's time to apply colors and textures to add more detail and realism. Import 3D Warehouse products to see your design ideas come to life quickly. You can build upon a configuration that you like by quickly working through it. Consider adding a variety of different types of greenery to brighten and personalize your design.

When it comes to making things easy for you in SketchUp, the keys are Layers and Scenes. Layers help you organize your model, and Scenes make things easy by letting you adjust layers, objects, and styles.

Save Your Project at Trimble Connect

Your project has now been saved to the cloud after you?ve explored all of your design options. You can store any amount of data on both the desktop and the cloud with Trimble Connect.

Individual Use

Trimble Connect will record all the versions you have uploaded when you upload a design file. Manage your model's different iterations through version control and then present them as design options to your client. Trimble Connect lets you assign tasks to clients and analyze their feedback.

Team Use

Trimble Connect makes it a little easier for teams to work together. Suppose you are working on interior design while another member of the team is working on mechanical and electrical design.

Trimble Connect allows you to import a reference model into SketchUp. The model cannot alter, but it can be used as a context to facilitate project coordination.

A design team can use this to split up tasks among team members. Create different permissions for your groups to control access to files & Invite others to your project. The history and progress of a project can also track using version control.

Wrapping it Up

Bringing a project to life through a pitch is one of the most exciting parts of the design. However, deadlines are approaching, and creativity needs to flow. To impress your client, boss, or team, you need to turn ideas into results quickly and efficiently.

It ensures your creative output is impactful, fast, and cost-effective with a SketchUp Pro. Although the examples we will use design for the interior design industry, these concepts apply to just about any industry.

To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.

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SketchUp: The Secret to Win Interior Design Projects