Sketchup for Interior Design - Lydia Sloan Cline (Paperback)

3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning

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28 Jan 2014
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Lydia Cline
Lydia Sloan Cline
3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of Pages
235 x 191 x 19mm (699g)


A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designers

Already a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients. Each chapter includes clear explanations and helpful illustrations to make this an ideal introduction to the topic.

  • Includes downloadable sample models and 39 tutorial videos
  • Features sample questions and activities for instructors and additional online resources for students and self-learners
  • Provides instruction on using SketchUp in both PC and Mac formats


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
BISAC Subject 2
Architecture / Interior Design / General
BISAC Subject 3
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
BIC Classification 1
Computer-aided design (CAD)
BIC Classification 2
Professional interior design
BIC Classification 3
3D graphics & modelling
Library Subject 1
Interior decoration; Computer-aided design.
Library Subject 2
Interior architecture; Computer-aided design.
Academic Subject 1
Interior Design
Academic Subject 2
Architectural Design
Dewey Classification

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SketchUp for Interior Design

3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning

The interior designer&;s guide to harnessing the power of SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro

Already a popular tool for architects, SketchUp is now finding its way into the professional interior designer&;s toolbox. This clear and practical guide shows both PC and Mac users how to use SketchUp&;s tools to model interior spaces and furniture, apply manufacturer textiles and finishes, print underlays for hand rendering, and create presentations and animated walkthroughs for clients.

SketchUp for Interior Design offers step-by-step guidance for beginners, covering everything from understanding the interface to creating construction documents with LayOut. Explaining the many ways interior designers can use SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro, the book covers:

  • Manipulating tools to model floor plans, multi-level interior spaces, and stairs
  • Applying colors, textures, and photo-texturing
  • Editing textures inside SketchUp with Photoshop
  • Organizing models with layers and the Outliner
  • Finding and editing components from the 3D Warehouse
  • Installing plug-ins from the Extension Warehouse
  • Manipulating dynamic components
  • Creating a LayOut document

With step-by-step tutorials and practical tips SketchUp for Interior Design: 3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning will teach you how to create models that are detailed, organized, easy to work with, and manageable in size for optimal computer performance.

The book includes access to online exercises, models, and 39 tutorials that expand on the book&;s projects.

Author Bio

Lydia Sloan Cline is a professor at Johnson County Community College, where she teaches SketchUp, AutoCAD, manual drafting, and interpreting architectural drawings. She is also the author of Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers and Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers.