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Forum topic by Horus posted 05-23-2019 06:06 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Horus

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05-23-2019 06:06 PM

Hi all.

I’m using a free version of SketchUp Make and can’t figure out how to turn on (or access) the layers function. It’s possible this feature isn’t available int he free version; but, it looks like it should be from what I’ve read online.

Any suggestions? I really like this program, it does what I need it to do, and the price is right.

Also, I have not figured out how to make a cylinder yet – for dowels or holes.

Thanks.


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ScottM

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#1 posted 05-23-2019 06:24 PM

Define “free version”. Do you mean the web-based/browser version or an older version of Sketchup Make?

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Horus

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#2 posted 05-23-2019 06:29 PM



Define “free version”. Do you mean the web-based/browser version or an older version of Sketchup Make?

- ScottM

I’m using Sketchup Make v 17.2.2555

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SMP

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#3 posted 05-23-2019 06:30 PM

what browser are you using? An do you have several browsers installed?

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Horus

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#4 posted 05-23-2019 06:33 PM


what browser are you using? An do you have several browsers installed?

- SMP

I normally run Firefox, I have Chrome and IE installed but don’t use them unless I have to; on a Win 10 64bit box.

This is a stand-alone version of Sketchup, but maybe it needs web access for the layers – that’s counter intuitive for me but could be the case.

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SMP

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#5 posted 05-23-2019 06:38 PM


what browser are you using? An do you have several browsers installed?

- SMP

I normally run Firefox, I have Chrome and IE installed but don t use them unless I have to; on a Win 10 64bit box.

This is a stand-alone version of Sketchup, but maybe it needs web access for the layers – that s counter intuitive for me but could be the case.

- Horus

Disregard, I thought you were running Sketchup Free, the web based.

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#6 posted 05-23-2019 06:44 PM

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#7 posted 05-23-2019 07:01 PM

A cylinder is easy. Draw a circle with the circle tool and use Push/Pull to pull it up into a cylinder.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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EarlS

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#8 posted 05-23-2019 07:05 PM

It’s been 3-4 months since I used SketchUp, but they had fairly decent on-line reference as well.

Use the circle tool to put a circle on the surface then use the push/pull tool to push it into the surface. It uses the same concept you use to make a 2D square into a 3D cube.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Horus

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#9 posted 05-23-2019 07:16 PM



- LeeRoyMan


Thanks – I missed the side bar that pops up with this. Appreciate the help!

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Horus

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#10 posted 05-23-2019 07:17 PM



A cylinder is easy. Draw a circle with the circle tool and use Push/Pull to pull it up into a cylinder.

- Rich

Thanks – I hadn’t used the push/pull tool before, very useful.

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Tim Lanier

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#11 posted 05-30-2019 07:26 PM



It s been 3-4 months since I used SketchUp, but they had fairly decent on-line reference as well.

Use the circle tool to put a circle on the surface then use the push/pull tool to push it into the surface. It uses the same concept you use to make a 2D square into a 3D cube.

- EarlS

Yes – definitely check out the info on the website. https://learn.sketchup.com/

Even after using SketchUp for 10 years (with no attempt to learn the right way to do things) I learned several things in a very short time from the SketchUp Fundamentals track.

It’s worth the very small investment in time to learn the right way to use the tools. Now that I’ve been through some training I spend much less time getting things drawn up, and going back to a model and making changes no longer makes me pull my hair out.

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