This exclusive sketchup tutorial belongs to sketchup skill builder series. By watching this youtube sketchup tutorial, one can learn how to transfer geometry instantly and precisely with the use of X-ray mode.
In sketchup, there exist various viewing styles. X-ray is considered one of the best styles that can be used for general purpose. In order to switch from solid to x-ray mode, just go to window menu and select style and then choose x-ray (last in the list).
The X-Ray facilitates the users to view through the geometry and model in an efficient manner. Devoid of rotating or cloaking elements just snap to something which is invisible, divert to X-Ray mode – while using another command – and instantly edit in place and save huge time. It is also possible to trap and resolve several leftovers which can’t be seen frequently, hidden inside your model volume.
X-Ray mode generally fades or hides elements in order to give emphasis on the one you’re dealing with at any given time. It’s very useful to model through a perfect workspace, and you can always switch to the rest of the elements or the complete model for examining instantly and re-orienting. The fade level can be managed efficiently with the Model Info dialog.