How Do You Add a Window to a Door in SketchUp?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to add a window to a door in SketchUp. Adding a window to a door can significantly enhance the visual appeal and functionality of your model. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to achieve this:

Step 1: Open SketchUp

If you haven’t already, open SketchUp on your computer. You can either start a new project or open an existing one.

Step 2: Select the Door

Click on the “Select” tool in the toolbar and then click on the door you want to add a window to. The selected door should now be highlighted.

Step 3: Create a New Component

In the menu bar, go to “Edit” > “Create Component”. A dialog box will appear.

  • Name: Enter a name for your component, such as “Door with Window”.
  • Description: Optionally, provide a description for your component.
  • Create from: Make sure “Selection” is selected.
  • Replace selection with component: Check this box.
  • Create: Click on the “Create” button.

Step 4: Open the Component for Editing

To add a window to the door, we need to edit the newly created component. Double-click on it in the modeling area, and it will open in editing mode.

Step 5: Draw the Window Shape

Select the “Rectangle” tool from the toolbar and draw a rectangle representing your window shape on any face of the door. You can use the inference points to align it precisely.

Step 6: Push/Pull the Window

Select the “Push/Pull” tool from the toolbar and click on the face of the rectangle you just drew. Enter a value for the desired window thickness and press “Enter”. The face will now extrude, forming a window.

Step 7: Style Your Window

You can customize the appearance of your window by applying different materials or textures. Use the “Paint Bucket” tool to select and apply a suitable material to your window.


If you want to make further modifications to your door with a window component, double-click on it again to enter editing mode. You can then edit or delete the window as needed.

Step 8: Save Your Model

Once you are satisfied with your door with a window, save your model by going to “File” > “Save” or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S (Windows) / Command+S (Mac).

Congratulations! You have successfully added a window to a door in SketchUp. By following these steps, you can now incorporate windows into your designs and bring them to life.