• Posted on December 19, 2012

Drawing Springs in SketchUp

Now with a few SketchUp tutorials out, we need to start getting to the more complex stuff, mechanical and hardware designs.

David from GeekThis is going to show you how to draw a spring in SketchUp. And with the skills shown in this video, you will be able to draw a various amount of springs. The one shown in this tutorial is a normal compression spring.

I would also like to note, if you are having trouble getting a perfect circle for your spring, make sure you don’t have many items in your sketch, because SketchUp will try to “lock” onto those other items. I suggest drawing springs in blank documents so you can easily draw the first arc the correct way.