Bonnie Roskes

SketchUp 2016 PC Trays, Windows, and Shortcuts

If you’re a PC user who’s using SketchUp 2016, all of your UI windows are now in one or more trays. (In versions before 2015, windows could be displayed separately. Mac still works the “old” way, too.) This post will show how you can manage trays, create new ones, and set up shortcuts to open specific trays and […]

SketchUp Shortcuts Part 2: Model Display Shortcuts

In Part 1 of this series, Daniel showed how important it is to have SketchUp shortcuts set up. SketchUp provides a good number of default shortcuts, such as the L key for the Line tool, the Spacebar for the Select tool, etc. And Part 1 also showed how you can set up shortcuts for other tools that SketchUp […]

SketchUp's Quick Reference Card

If you’re just starting out using SketchUp, you ought to print yourself a copy of SketchUp’s Quick Reference Card (QRC) and tack it somewhere above your computer. There are separate QRC versions: one for PC and one for Mac. And even if you’re an old hand at SketchUp, check out the QRC anyway. You’ll probably learn some […]

Meet the Bloggers: Bonnie Roskes

Hi 3Daily readers, I’m Bonnie Roskes. When Daniel Tal first approached me about a year ago with the idea for this blog, it didn’t take much to sell me on the idea. The idea was to post almost every day on any topic related to SketchUp in particular, and 3D design in general. Nobody else is […]

SketchUp STL Extension: Part 2 - Model Import

The SketchUp STL extension I discussed in Part 1 of this series can be used to export your 3D printable model in SketchUp into STL format, to be read by a 3D printer. This extension can also be used to import STL files into SketchUp. This example will show how to find a generic box in […]