• SketchUp

     

    Before you begin:

    1. Open a new document (Google Doc, Word Doc, whatever you want) OR start a new page in your notebook.
    2. Title the document SketchUp. 

     

    Open SketchUp Free

    https://app.sketchup.com/app

     

     


    Video tutorials -

    ** Practice confusing steps multiple times.

    ** Write short notes. For example, name or draw certain tools and what they do. 

     

     

    1. SketchUp for Schools Introduction https://vimeo.com/230676353

    Practice confusing steps multiple times. Write notes.

    —> Grade check:  show teacher your notes and finished house.

     

    2. Turtle Sandbox https://vimeo.com/230677090

    Practice confusing steps multiple times. Write notes.

    Add one more item besides the ball.

    —> Grade check:  show teacher your notes and finished sandbox.

     

    3. Pirate Ship Playhouse  https://vimeo.com/230679297

    Practice confusing steps multiple times. Write notes.

    Add other items to the playhouse.

    —> Grade check:  show teacher your notes and finished playhouse.

     

    4. Mike’s Ice Cream Shop https://vimeo.com/230677650

    Practice confusing steps multiple times. Write notes on new tools.

    Add tables or other items at the end.

    —> Grade check:  show teacher your notes and finished ice cream shop.

     

     


    Your Aquaponics System - the real challenge!

    Sketch the the 25’ x 40’ floor.

    Build your system.

     

    TIPS!

    • Orbit and zoom in and out a lot. Keep looking from different angles.
      • IT'S MUCH EASIER TO FIX THINGS NOW, THEN LATER.
    • When you add or move components, make sure they are the correct dimensions and in the right plane (for example, you don't want floating objects).
    • Use the Components search tool to find an IBC tank or other things - even types of lumber and pvc pipe.

     

     

     


     beginning system

    To finish, add the greenhouse sides and roof:

    1. Orbit or Pan to view the greenhouse from the door side.
    2. Use the 2-point arc tool:
      • click on the two front corners.
      • drag up from the middle - notice the dimensions in the measurement box.
      • type 9’r  for 9-foot radius.
    3. Orbit so you can see the whole greenhouse.
    4. Select the arc you just made (it will turn blue).
    5. Use the Push/Pull tool to drag the arc to the other end of the greenhouse. You have a roof!
    6. Make the greenhouse transparent. Follow the same procedures you used to "color" the window in the first tutorial video.
    7. Make the door (dimension: ___ x ___). Follow the same procedure you did with the first tutorial video.
      • Can you use the Offset tool to give dimension to the door?
    8. Orbit to view from different perspectives.
      • How's it look?
        • Not good? Fix it.
        • Great? Congratulate yourself on a job well done!
          Prepare for your presentation.