Navigation in SketchUp using Orbit, Pan, Zoom

Project 002: Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training
Chapter 01: Getting to know your interface
Tutorial 03: Navigation in SketchUp using Orbit, Pan, Zoom

Todays video is looking at using the simple but powerful navigation features used in SketchUp. Orbit, Pan & Zoom are the most frequently used navigation tools and make getting around your models quick and easy. This tutorial will give you the keyboard shortcuts used on both mac and pc to achieve effortless navigation around the 3D viewport.

Contents of the video:
  • Navigating the 3D Viewport
  • Simple Navigation Tools
  • Orbit, Pan & Zoom
  • Camera > Menu
  • Orbit keyboard shortcut is ‘o’
  • With Orbit selected left click and drag in any direction
  • Pan keyboard shortcut is ‘h’ think of ‘hand’
  • Pan changes your point of focus
  • With Pan selected left click and drag in any direction
  • Zoom keyboard shortcut is ‘z’
  • With Zoom selected left click and drag up and down
  • Using touch pad gestures on a mac
  • With Orbit selected you can toggle to the Pan tool with the ‘shift’ key
  • Using a 3 button mouse makes navigating really fast in SketchUp
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