SketchUp Tips and Tricks: Perspective vs. Parallel Projection

SketchUp Tips and Tricks: Perspective vs. Parallel Projection

September 12, 2019 7 By Peter Engel


In Google SketchUp you can model in either Perspective mode, or Parallel Projection. Both have their benefits. For instance, if you need to model in a really narrow or enclosed space… … you can adjust your field of view to a high number like 60. If you are working with layers of information that you would like to align… … turning on Parallel Projection can be handy. Here I’ll draw some geometries on a flat plane… … that’s positioned precisely on top of other parts of my model. Once that is done… … I’ll use the Drape sandbox tool to drape the lines onto this surface.