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Sketchup Manual Multi-Story Space Creation Help

asked 2023-06-02 09:19:56 -0500

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updated 2023-06-02 11:52:55 -0500

Hello! I am looking for a step-by-step thorough and comprehensive guide to creating a building using only the New Space command. I am looking to creating the spaces for a six story academic building. I have tried off-and-on to use sketchup to model (coming from a Revit background) but I am struggling more than I think is necessary, and I simply cannot get the hang of it. I think I am missing some really important modeling techniques. I am looking for a Sketchup-Openstudio tutorial/video of someone modeling a building that is multi-story and is not using existing models or using the Create Spaces from Diagram command.

Does know of the resource I could look too? I really want to get into OpenStudio and Sketchup for modeling building as part of my job, but even after reading and working through the Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio book, I cannot get the hang of using sketchup for this task. If someone asked me to explain roughly the steps and tools needed in Trace3D to model a complete building, I could do that. This forum and others contain many explanations on using the Create Spaces from Diagram tool and also using other modeling tools (Revit, JsSpace) for modeling spaces, but for a couple of reasons I want to first get the hang of making an entire model from scratch using the New Space tool.

I can provide more information need be!

Edit: As payment for this help, I can provide a document with pictures or a video where I model two storeys of one building!

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answered 2023-06-05 17:12:23 -0500

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This Youtube channel has a no of videos showing manual set-up of a model in the Sketchup plugin.

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Yes! Thanks for the link. His videos are nearly spot on, in terms of what I am looking for, because he goes through all the errors I never seem to get during tutorials!

IanVG's avatar IanVG  ( 2023-06-06 22:42:59 -0500 )edit

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