SketchUp Tutorial | Views

  • SketchUp has many different ways of viewing your model. We will start by adding the camera toolbar, View->Toolbars, then select the camera box. This will bring up a tab that looks like this icon:

  • The most common is the orbit tool. To use hold your middle mouse button down and slide mouse around to get different perspectives of your model. Or select orbit icon from the view tab and hold and drag left mouse button to move perspective. Icon:

  • Panning, The panning tool is to move across the view face in a left, right, up down way. To use this tool hold shift+middle button and slide mouse across the screen. Or select hand icon from the view tab and hold left click and drag to move your perspective.  Icon:

  • Zoom, the zoom tool is to get a close up or zoom out of a model. To use, scroll middle mouse button forward and backward to zoom in and out of your model. Or select icon from view tab and drag left mouse button up and down to zoom in and out. Icon:

  • Zoom window, this tool allows you to select an area of the screen and it will move your perspective to fill that selected area. To use this tool select the icon from your views tab, hold left click and drag from one corner to the other. Icon:

  • Zoom fit, this tool allows you to zoom out until the model fits your perspective screen. To use select icon from the view tab and will bring the perspective to see everything in your model. Icon:

  • View Undo, this tool allows you to go to your previous perspective view. To use simply select the icon and will bring you back to your previous perspective. Icon:

  • Position the camera, this tool allows you to set the camera at a specific hight and location. To use select icon and attach to a plane, line segment or point and type in the eye hight to set the perspective. Icon:

  • Pivot camera view, this tool allows you to stay at the current location but turn the view left, right, up, and down while keeping the location stationary. To use select icon and hold left mouse button and drag to change view. Icon:

  • Walk camera view, this tool allows you to walk around your model. To use select icon and hold left mouse button and move up and down to walk forward and backward. Icon: