Design task challenge

Introduction

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SketchUp is a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package used by architects, designers, film-makers, game developers and mechanical engineers.

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Task 1

As a refresher watch the video tutorials at: Google Sketchup

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Task 2

When you think your ready try and draw the Toy Cube shown below. At this point don’t worry about dimensions and accuracy just try to make your drawing look as close as possible to the photograph.

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Extension Task

If you have successfully created the Toy Cube in SketchUp, try and add some colour to your model using the Paint Bucket tool →

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This is also known as Rendering.
Once your finished save your work.

Self Assessment Task

Look at the list below to see what you have to do in order to achieve a good level.

Assessment Criteria

Level 3 – You have created the basic shape of the toy cube, but have made no attempt to model any of the circular holes.

Level 4 – You have created the toy cube and you have also modelled the circular holes in the cube.

Level 5 – You have accurately created the toy cube, making it hollow. The circular holes in the cube are also accurately drawn.

Level 6 – You have accurately created the toy cube, making it hollow. The circular holes in the cube are also accurately drawn. You have also added colour to your design.

Too easy

Think of an every day design problem – some examples are shown below.  See if you can come up with a solution.  Use Sketchup to model/prototype your design.

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