Autoshape Tool

SketchUp for iPad has something no other versions of SketchUp have access to - the Apple Pencil. We designed the AutoShape tool to take advantage of this diverse tool and provide you with even more ways to create awesome models.

Note: The AutoShape tool only works with the Apple Pencil.

Simply put, the AutoShape tool lets you draw common shapes and other pre-set geometry and add them to your model. Want a rectangle? Draw it. What about a box? Draw it. How about a circle on the side of that box? Draw it. AutoShape helps you to add basic geometry to your model without the need to switch tools.

When you choose the AutoShape tool, instead of a list of optional tool modes, you'll see the Learn () icon. Tapping Learn opens the AutoShape guide. This guide contains a list of the geometry you can add to your model using the AutoShape tool. You'll see the name of the geometry and what you need to draw. If you select one of the AutoShape options, you'll even see a video example!

Note: AutoShape geometry will appear with the existing axes in mind. For example, the edges of a square drawn on the ground will be parallel to the red and green axes.