Drawing a pyramid (creating a pyramidal hipped roof)
Advanced tasks, such as drawing a cone or pyramid, require experience with several SketchUp tools and features. You should be competent with the following tools and features before attempting to draw a pyramid:
- The Rectangle tool
- The Move tool
- The Line tool
One common way to draw a pyramid is:
- Use the Rectangle tool to draw a square. SketchUp's inference engine displays a dashed diagonal line and the word 'square' when your rectangle is a square. This square will be the base of your pyramid.
- Use the Line tool to draw two diagonal lines across the square (from corner to the opposite corner).
- Select the Move tool.
- Hover the cursor over the mid point of the diagonal line. The tooltip should say 'endpoint.'
- Click the mouse button.
- Move the cursor up in the blue direction to the desired height.