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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner

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Lesson 3. Drawing Shapes: Lines, Rectangles, Polygons, and Circles

In this lesson, you’ll see how to create shapes—rectangles, circles, arcs, and so on. Those are the basic shapes you create other shapes from in SketchUp, and learning how to handle each of these is important.

Getting Started

Bear in mind that what you learned about edges and surfaces in the previous lesson applies here. In particular, it’s important to make sure that you don’t draw any edge over any other edge.

Tip: Crossing Edges

If it looks like you have to draw figures that cross edges, such as a line going across a rectangle, don’t. Instead, draw the line up to the rectangle’s edge, then draw a new line inside the rectangle to continue. Always remember: don’t cross ...

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