We don’t always need to work in 3D. Space layout planning for interior design, event planning, facilities management, etc. is often easier and faster in 2D. As it turns out, we can do this quite effectively in SketchUp’s 3D modeling environment or on LayOut’s 2D sheets, without even creating a full 3D model.

Here’s an example: An annotated furniture layout, based on a DWG plan

In this tutorial I show how you can easily import a plan (either an image or a CAD file), scale it, and then start laying out perfectly-sized furniture. There are different workflows in SketchUp (this works in Free or Desktop) and in LayOut (SketchUp’s drawing preparation software that comes with your subscription). In this tutorial, I cover both of those workflows.

Tutorial Video

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