Style Builder is part of the SketchUp Pro subscription package. Style Builder allows you to create your own ‘sketchy’ edge style from lines you have drawn yourself – whether that’s on paper, or via a digital image editing program.
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Create or open files and generate templates for drawing your own strokes. The menu bar also has options for loading stroke libraries, setting preferences, and changing the model you see in the Preview pane.
Import stroke libraries from a template, folder, or other style into the Strokes tab. You can import several stroke libraries onto this tab.
Set global options for your strokes, such as how the strokes fade and what effects apply to the strokes. The Settings tab is also where you name a style.
Drag and drop strokes from your stroke libraries into the Sets pane. Each style typically has 3–5 sets of strokes, where each set is a different stroke length. Each set typically has at least 3 strokes so that your drawn images vary a bit, making the style look hand-drawn when applied to a SketchUp model. You can adjust a few options for the strokes in the Sets pane using the drop-down lists at the top of the pane.
At first the model preview looks blurry, but as you add strokes to the Sets pane, you see a preview of your style in the Preview pane. You can use the tools at the top of the Preview pane to orbit, pan, zoom, and toggle shadows when you change the model that appears in the preview.
SketchUp Style Builder lets you put your own personal stamp on a project so let’s look at a simple workflow using it:
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In Style Builder you can apply your saved styles to your SketchUp model any time, so you don’t have to start from scratch each time.
The ‘Saving’ options enables you to decide what warning messages you see when you save your style. The ‘Strokes’ options let you decide how Style Builder handles auto-contrast and changes to the length and width of your strokes.
To access these preferences, select Edit > Preferences (Microsoft Windows) or Style Builder > Preferences (Mac OS X).
SketchUp LayOut Vs Style Builder
SketchUp LayOut takes your 3D models and transforms it into a 2D model and is the tool for creating documentation from your SketchUp mode.
SketchUp Style Builder has one job; it enables you to create sketchy edge styles from your own images.
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