Draw a stair using the “multiple copies” feature!

Something every SketchUp user should know, as it’s a huge modeling time-saver, is how to create multiple copies of an object with the move tool. This is sometimes called a “linear array” on other software.

We think it’s a cool way of creating a stair:

Draw a rectangle and make it into a volume using Push/Pull; Select your newly created stair thread element and press G to make it into a component.

Pick the  Move Tool, press and release Ctrl on your keyboard and use the mouse to create a copy as shown.

Just after clicking to finish the first copy, type the number of copies you want followed by  X or * and press Enter.

Done, a basic stair using multiple copies.

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2 Responses to Draw a stair using the “multiple copies” feature!

  1. notanamejustatribe says:

    This does not work in 8. used to work, not any more.

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