SketchUp is a popular 3D modeling software that allows users to create and design 3D models for various purposes. While it’s commonly used on desktop computers, you can also use SketchUp on your phone to work on your projects on the go. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to use SketchUp on your phone.
Step 1: Download and Install SketchUp Mobile App
To get started, you need to download and install the SketchUp mobile app from your app store. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Simply search for “SketchUp” in the app store, tap on the app, and click on the “Install” button to download and install it.
Step 2: Sign In or Create a Trimble Account
Once you have installed the SketchUp mobile app, open it on your phone. If you already have a Trimble account, sign in using your credentials. If not, you can create a new account by tapping on the “Sign Up” button and following the instructions provided.
Step 3: Explore the Interface
After signing in, you will be taken to the main interface of SketchUp mobile app. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the different elements of the interface. The toolbar at the bottom contains various tools that you can use to create and edit your 3D models.
Step 4: Create a New Project
To start working on a new project, tap on the “+” icon located at the top right corner of the screen. This will open a new project with an empty workspace where you can begin designing your 3D model.
- Use the pencil tool: The pencil tool is one of the most commonly used tools in SketchUp. It allows you to draw lines and shapes on your workspace. Tap on the pencil icon in the toolbar and start drawing.
- Zoom and pan: Use two fingers to pinch and zoom in or out of your model.
You can also use one finger to pan around the workspace.
- Use layers: Layers are a great way to organize your model. Tap on the layers icon in the toolbar to access the layers panel. Here, you can create new layers and assign objects to different layers.
Step 5: Save and Export Your Project
Once you have finished working on your project, it’s important to save your progress. Tap on the three dots icon located at the top right corner of the screen, then select “Save” from the menu. Give your project a name and choose a location to save it.
If you want to share your project with others or continue working on it using SketchUp on your desktop computer, you can export it as a SketchUp file. To do this, tap on the three dots icon again, select “Export,” and choose “SketchUp” as the file format.
Saving your work frequently is recommended to avoid losing any progress due to unexpected app crashes or interruptions.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to use SketchUp on your phone. With this powerful mobile app, you can now create amazing 3D models anytime, anywhere.