In this video I cover importing raster images into SketchUp and scaling them for 3D modeling. A typical case would be a scanned building plan that needs to serve as a basis for modeling architectural features. This is an important basic skill that you will often need.

This is a free sample instructional video from the book “Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting” (2nd Edition). I discuss this topic more in detail in that book’s Chapter 2.

Want more of these videos? If you own the book, use the password from the inside cover to gain access to all of my remaining videos on Wiley’s website: If you don’t yet have your own copy, follow the links in the sidebar to get one. It is a great reference for SketchUp!

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