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Creating & Applying Model Styles

4.4 Creating & Applying Styles

0:01 Let’s now duplicate our elevation view page so we can play around with changing the look and style of our view.

0:08 Name the page ‘Model Styles’.

0:11 Like before, when applying a scale, start by selecting the model viewport, and then back in the SketchUp Model settings, switch to the ‘Styles’ tab.

0:21 Let’s see what our view would look like in black and white…like something we’d expect when plotting from CAD.

0:27 We can see here is that there is only one style used in the model.

0:31 There are default styles to choose from but let’s say for this example that we want to choose custom style specific to this model.

0:39 To do that, we need to first create it in Sketchup.

0:42 Switching over to SketchUp, change the style to ‘hidden line.’

0:47 Check to make sure your profiles are on so that we can see curved objects like our chairs…

0:53 …and set the profile thickness to 1 pt so they match our other edges.

0:59 Then, in the ‘Styles’ window, add this style so it’s now in the model.

1:04 Then save the model and hop back over to LayOut.

1:09 Then select the view again...right-click and select ‘Update Model Reference’ to load our recent changes.

1:17 In the Styles window we should now see a new style to choose from.

1:22 With our view selected, now change the style from color to black and white.

1:27 We’re also given the option of adjusting line weights right here so there’s not need to create custom styles for that.