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Creating a Floor Plan in Layout with SketchUp 2018's New Tools – Apartment for Layout Part 5!

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In this video, we’re going to create a floor plan in Layout for our apartment model using SketchUp 2018’s new section tools. This includes using different fills for exterior and interior walls (unfortunately, SketchUp 2018 still can’t do hatching in the walls, but the fills are nice). In addition, we’ll have different lineweights for the walls.


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  1. Great video. I learned a lot. You explained a complex subject in simple terms. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  2. This is great – thank you! My only minor critique is that I'd ask you to be consistent in referring to SCENES as SCENES and not referring to them as LAYERS. I understand that you're going to LAYER the SCENES in Layout, but in one of your later videos you talk about "bringing in different layers" and I was scratching my head about how to do that. You're bringing in different scenes. Now I get it. Thanks again.

  3. Marcelo Guidotti

    How about Trimble Connect ?

  4. Arsitek Kendari

    hello my friends often make sketchup and lumion tutorials on my channel, please support me to develop my channel

  5. Johanne Gagnon

    Hello! How do you draw a loop on a 3D gift box ?!

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  8. hani khair Allah

    I like it 😘
    Thank you

  9. Hannes De Schrijver

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I am having one problem though: I do the same thing but with one scene for walls and one for furniture. If I go to layout and if i click the walls scene first but then switch to the furniture scene, the walls are not hidden, they remain visible (even though walls were on a separate layer and everything like in your tutorial). What's causing this? Walls are on layer 0 though….would that be it?


    Hello,Justin can you help me a make a presentation kitchen in layout.Thankyou you are mi maestro.

  11. Great video, proves you don't need to be an obnoxious YouTuber to get a message across, you just have to know wtf you're actually talking about. Keep it up!!

  12. Rashed hossain

    i need excersice file

  13. Remake Interior

    great video, helped a lot!

  14. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It saves me tutor costs big time and I am able to make architectural floor plan the way my professor wanted. I am going to check out how the Patreon works

  15. You have a special ability to make order from chaos, I think it starts with the Windows directory. Mine looks like a school kid's lunch box. Naming conventions are like road signs, so "Big Mountain house" works better than "Rural building #1". We have to put up the road signs as we go down the road first time, not knowing how far the road goes, or how many intersections might be coming up.

  16. Nathaniel Mankatah

    I just love this guys intro '' WHATS UP GUYS '' lol

  17. If posaible make 3d floor plan like 3ds max floor plan in sketchup

  18. What a whole lot of steps and needless work! I was always told how "easy" and "simple" sketchup is to use but watching this video makes me want to run away from it!

  19. that blue eyes and the stare…

  20. thnx for explaining
    i want ask something if u want do plans with colors
    how can i do it !

  21. This is so helpful! The small notes about layering etc are SOOOO good, its going to save me a tonne of time! Thanks!