In this sketchup tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to create equilateral polygons in sketchup. It’s only going to take you a matter of seconds and you won’t have to manually draw every side.
- Select the shape tool from the toolbar. C is the shortcut.
- In the bottom right corner there is a status bar. After selecting the shape tool it wants you to specify the number of sides. By default the number of sides is set at 24. If you type a new number, sketchup will make a new equilateral shape with that number of sides.
List of Polygons no. of sides polygon name 3 triangle 4 quadrilateral 5 pentagon 6 hexagon 7 heptagon 8 octagon 9 enneagon 10 decagon 11 hendecagon 12 dodecagon
- After specifying the number of sides, sketchup is going to ask for the radius of your polygon. This radius is an inscribed radius. An inscribed polygon means that the points of the polygon meet up with a circle that is drawn at the same radius. The image below depicts an inscribed polygon.