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1 Using Google SketchUp Opening sketchup 1. From the program menu click on the SketchUp 8 folder and select 3. From the Template Selection select Architectural Design Millimeters. 2. The Welcome to SketchUp window will appear. Click on Choose Template. 4. Click Start Using Sketchup.

2 The SketchUp program will open as shown. Using Google SketchUp Opening sketchup Close the Instructor window. Click Select on the toolbar. Highlight the figure by clicking on it. Then press DELETE on the keyboard.

3 Using Google SketchUp Rectangle and Circle tools. Push/Pull tool. The Blue, Green and Red lines represent the different planes on which shapes can be drawn. These three rectangles demonstrate how shapes can be drawn on each plane. Use the Rectangle and Circle tools to draw flat two dimensional shapes and extrude them up using the Push/Pull tool.

4 Using Google SketchUp Using the Orbit tool. Orbit and Pan tools. Use the Orbit tool to rotate to a different view of your drawing and the Pan tool to move the view of the drawing e.g. from side to side. Using the Pan tool.

5 Click on the Select tool. Using Google SketchUp Selecting and Moving objects around the screen. Click on the Move tool. Click on the object you want to move (bench) The selected object (bench) becomes highlighted with a blue rectangular shape. Click and drag the object to its new position.

6 This is how the completed tank drawing should look.

7 This is the shape we need to create to start with. It is half of the base of the tank. Arc tool. We will start drawing this shape on this corner. Use the pencil tool to start the base of the tank shape. Note; The colour of the line you draw means that it is parallel to the axis of the same colour. In this case Red. Draw the first three lines as shown. To end drawing lines click back on the pencil tool.

8 Hover over the start point. Use this as a reference to draw another line. Use the pencil tool to continue drawing. Arc tool. At this stage click on the Arc tool. To draw an arc you will need to locate the ends of the arc and then drag from the middle. A dotted green line may appear. This means that then end of the line you are drawing is in line with another point on your drawing. Dotted line means you are on the same axis as the start point.

9 Select the Push/Pull tool and click on the shape. The grey tone now changes to a dotted render. This means that this area has been selected to push/pull. Click on the green dotted line. This will ensure that your start and finish points are in line with each other. Join the start and finish points with a single line. The shape should fill in with a grey tone. This means that the shape is now closed. Click and drag the surface up to form a three dimensional shape.

10 Select the top surface using the select tool. From the drop down menu, click on Tools and select Scale. A yellow rectangle with green grab handles will appear around the top surface. Place the cursor over the front corner green grab handle. It will turn red as shown.

11 Click and drag the red grab handle towards the centre of the selected surface as shown. You will see the sides of the shape slope inwards. Use the Orbit tool to move around the shape. Notice that one side remains upright. Use the Select tool to drag a box around the shape. You will notice the shape highlight in blue.

12 Right click on the selected shape an click Make Component. A new window called Create Component will appear. Give the component a name e.g. Tank Half and click Create. The Tank Half will now appear within a blue cube shape (selected).

13 1. Click on the Move tool and 2. position the cursor over the selected front face of the object. Press and hold the Control key on the keyboard. A small cross (+) will appear next to the cursor. This means that you can make a duplicate copy of the shape. 3. Click and drag the object to the left and you will see a copy of the shape appear. Make sure you follow the Red Axis dotted line. Red crosses will appear on the face you position the cursor.

14 The second half of the tank will now be Flipped as a mirror image of the first half. Right click on the second half of the tank. Select Flip Along and across to Component s Red.

15 Select the second half of the tank. Click and drag along the Red Axis to join with the original half. Unselect the second half of the tank. Use the Orbit tool to move around the tank image.

16 From the drop down menu click Edit. Scroll down to Solid Component and across to Edit Component. Select the original half of the tank.

17 Use the rectangle tool to start drawing a rectangle on the top of the first half of the tank. The shape now appears within a grey dotted lined cube. Whatever you draw on this half will now automatically appear on the second half of the tank. When completed the rectangle will appear on the second half as well.

18 Tank exercise in Using Google SketchUp Use the Push/Pull tool to pull up (extrude) the rectangle. The second rectangle will also extrude up. Select the top of the first rectangle. Click on Tools from the drop down menu, and click on Scale. A yellow rectangle will appear with green grab handles.

19 Tank exercise in Using Google SketchUp Press and hold the Control key on the keyboard then click and drag the centre green grab handle on the right hand edge and drag the mouse towards the centre of the rectangle. The grab handle will change colour from green to red whilst you are dragging towards the centre of the rectangle.

20 Tank exercise in Using Google SketchUp Select the top surface of the rectangle again and use the Push/Pull tool to extrude up a little further. Select the top of the rectangle. Click on Tools from the drop down menu, and click on Scale. A yellow rectangle will appear again with green grab handles.

21 Press and hold the Control key on the keyboard then click and drag the centre green grab handle on the right hand edge and drag the mouse towards the centre of the rectangle. The grab handle will change colour from green to red whilst you are dragging towards the centre of the rectangle.

22 Use the Select tool to highlight the front surface of this shape. Copy and paste this shape using Control C and Control V on the keyboard. Position the copied shape along the green axis. Use the Push/Pull tool to extrude this shape slightly.

23 Use the Line tool to draw a vertical line on the front surface of this shape. Use the Circle tool to draw a circle on this line. Use the line as a centre point for the circle. Use the Eraser tool to erase the centre line.

24 Use the Push/Pull tool to extrude the circle out to form a cylinder shape beyond the front support. Use the Select tool and highlight the circle. Select the front circle of the cylinder. Use the Offset tool to produce a larger circle on the outside the selected circle.

25 Side view Select this ring and extrude back using the Push/Pull tool

26 Select this circle and use the Offset tool to draw to further circles inside the selected circle. Use the Line tool to draw lines through the centre of the circles. Use the Eraser to delete lines as shown above.

27 Use the Push/Pull to push back the centre circle and the space between the second and third rings. Use the Push/Pull to push back the spaces between each of the straight lines as shown. How the gun should look after using the Push/Pull tool.

28 Use the Push/Pull tool to extrude the square up. Not too far, just level with this line. Select the top surface and from the Tools drop down menu click on Scale. Use the Rectangle tool to draw a square next to the rear gun support. A yellow rectangle with green grab handles will appear.

29 Drag the left middle green handle toward the gun support until they meet. Use the Arc tool to draw an arc on the front face of this shape as shown. Use the Push/Pull tool to push back the space above the arc.

30 Select these three line highlighted in blue. You will need to press and hold the Control key on the keyboard. You should see a + symbol appear next to the cursor when you do this. Use the Offset tool to drag a shape inside the blue highlighted area. The shape will be the same as that highlighted in blue. Use the Line tool to draw a series of lines from this corner to the outside curve.

31 Use the Eraser tool to delete lines. You should leave the the lines shown above. Use the Push/Pull tool to push back these areas. Draw circles and extrude to form gun shapes. Use the Offset tool for the end of the gun shapes and extrude backwards.

32 Use the Circle tool to draw circles and extrude back in to the surface of the front gun support. Use the Circle, Line and Arc tools to construct this shape near the back of the tank. Use the Push/Pull. Tool to extrude the shape upwards. Use the Eraser to leave the lines shown.

33 Draw a rectangle on side of tank. Select surface of rectangle and extrude outwards. Select surface of rectangle, click Tools and Scale. Use the bottom middle green grab handle to pull out bottom edge of rectangle.

34 Draw a rectangle on this panel. Draw a circle from each corner. Erase outside of circle and corners of rectangle to leave shape shown. Extrude shape outwards as shown.

35 Draw circles on front of tank and extrude. Your tank should resemble the one shown here. Next, we will construct the bottom half of the tank including the wheels.

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