Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Quick poché for your section cuts in Sketchup

Poché is what
architect-types call the filled-in areas of a plan or section drawing.
It denotes the parts of a building that are being cut by an imaginary
section plane. Here’s what poché sometimes looks like:

Adding a poché (fill) to your section cuts makes your model views more readable.

of folks would like to add areas of poché to their section cuts in
SketchUp; doing so helps to make drawings more readable. Bob Pineo,
a licenced architect and überSketchupper from Virginia, just sent us a
great little video that explains his technique for adding poché to
section cut views. Check it out:

method involves coloring the inside faces of your walls black (or some
other color) so that they appear to have a poché applied. It’s cleverer
than using the Create Group from Slice
command, since that method is more labor-intensive and needs to be
repeated for every new section cut. Bob’s technique works even if you
move the Section Plane, which makes it a lot more flexible.

Via Google Sketchup

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