Sketchup Sand Box
Sand box refers to a collection of tool palettes for modeling terrains and other organic shapes. The sketchUp users can utilize these tools to produce and control large surfaces (TINs - A surface consist of triangles derived from irregularly spaced points) with imported topographical data or contour sections.
The sand box tools contain Sandbox From Scratch Tool (to generate a flat triangulated TIN to be shaped into other forms applying other sandbox tools), Sandbox From Contours Tool (to produce a TIN from contour lines), Smoove Tool (to form an accessible TIN with the help of vertical movement of a selection of points, edges, or faces and their immediately adjacent geometry.), Stamp Tool (to create ideas in a TIN through pushing a copy of the base of geometry), Drape Tool(to project edges, such as a road to be defined on a flat surface and then adhered onto a rough terrain.), Flip Edge Tool (to physically fine-tune the triangulation for any pair of adjacent triangles in a TIN)
To enable the Sandbox tools, utilize the Extension Manager:
- Open the "Window" menu (Mac = "SketchUp" menu), and then click "Preferences."
- In the left pane, click "Extensions."
- In the right pane, click "Sandbox Tools."