SketchUp Floor Plan Challenge!

We’ve been talking about this for a while but it’s finally here!  Our first SketchUp floor plan challenge!  Whoo hoo!!

This challenge required quite a bit of preparation because we always like to give you guys a head start when it comes to testing your SketchUp skills!  And we’re super proud of the new FREE PDF download we’ve created to accompany this 5 Day Challenge.  It provides TEN EXPERT TIPS on how to produce HIGH QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL floor plans.  This will help you in three ways:

  • accurate and precise floor plans will support your design processes, particularly when considering space planning, traffic flow and furniture layouts;
  • you’ll be able to communicate your designs and/or instructions with Contractors or Tradesmen confidently;
  • professional floor plans will not only enhance the quality of your client presentations but will also elevate your brand.

Our new PDF download is PACKED with amazing graphics to grab your attention, but it also contains ESSENTIAL TIPS that will TRANSFORM the quality and appearance of your floor plans.

PLUS, LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS COLOUR PALETTE!

REGISTER NOW TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PDF!  

If you’re already registered with the SketchUp Hub, that’s cool!  You’ll receive a download link in our newsletter that’s being published REAL SOON.


DETAILS OF THE CHALLENGE

Here’s two ‘sketches’ of a floor plan (real world space), one focuses on the main dimensions of the space, and the other provides more information concerning the kitchen and furniture measurements.  Save the images below to your computer.

You will be required to replicate this floor plan, including the furniture layout in SketchUp and present it on an A4 page at a scale of 1:50.  If you have LayOut, Photoshop or GIMP we will expect to see a border and completed title block, including a key.  


THE RULES

  1. You must create the floor plan, including fittings and furniture using the measurements provided.
  2. The floor plan must be created using mm.
  3. No colour or texture is permitted on this floor plan.  It must be a black and white technical floor plan only.
  4. The floor plan must be presented on A4 sized paper and at a scale of 1:50.  When saving the floor plan as a JPEG please make sure it is high resolution (we will accept PDFs too).
  5. If you have LayOut, Photoshop or GIMP you must present the final, scaled floor plan with a border and title block, including a key.  Don’t forget to include branding/logo.
  6. You must use standard drawing symbols.  If you have purchased the SketchUp Hub bundle or course #3 you are allowed to use the pre-constructed 2D symbols included in course #3.
  7. If you have LayOut , Photoshop or GIMP you must include some dimensions of the main space and annotations of the different areas of the plan (you might want to label appliances too).
  8. Consider how best to illustrate appliances that are under worktops.
  9. If you have LayOut, using different line weights would be desirable.
  10. The final floor plan must be posted in the SketchUp Hub Facebook Group on Tuesday 1 May 2018.
  11. All SketchUp files should be saved securely, as a random number of submissions will be checked once all submissions have been received, with feedback provided.

TIMETABLE

SOME TIPS

We are looking for high quality, accurate floor plans, that demonstrate a good understanding of the SketchUp drawing tools and the ability to present plans in a professional manner.  Don’t forget to double check your measurements and ensure that you make full use of the green and red axis to create straight lines.  Remember to present the floor plan using crisp edges and smooth arcs/circles.  Pay attention to spelling and placement of text.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO TAKES PART!

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2 responses on "SketchUp Floor Plan Challenge!"

  1. Love to be a part of Sketchuphub… seems very interesting and easy

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