SketchUp Tutorial | Styles

  • These tools will provide you with some quick ways of getting around your model by making objects transparent, x-ray, and more. We will start by adding the view toolbar, View->Toolbars, then select the Styles box. This will bring up a tab that looks like this:
  • Transparency style, this option allows you to make your entire model transparent. It can be used to see hidden objects and to clean up your model with ease and speed. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Display with dashed back lines style, this style gives you essentially the same effect as the transparency, however, it adds dotted lines for everything that is behind the front of the model. This is really helpful when you have very detailed components and you can't tell what line goes where. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Wireframe style, this style makes your model only show lines. This tool is really good for cutting out lines that have no use in the model. However, it doesn't show you any face planes which can cause problems. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Non-Shaded style, this tool allows you to view your model without any textures or shaded faces. This is good if you don't want to see the textures but simply the model itself. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Single color style, this tool allows you to view your model with straight color textures. This does not remove or replace the textures, it simply takes the dominant color of the texture and set all the faces textured with that color. This is good if you don't want super advanced textures messing with modeling. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Default style, this is the standard style that you will see when modeling. This style allows you to see things as they are with no looking through face planes. This is really good for getting a perspective on your model. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this:
  • Front and back style, this style allows you to see your model only viewing the front and back of each face. Default is white = front, gray = back. This tool is really good if you are making groups and components and helps with organization. To toggle, simply select the icon that looks like this: