Manipulator Gizmo More information

The Gizmo allows for quick manipulations without switching out of selection mode. All its actions can be adjusted by the VCB for final precision adjustments.

Extrude Edges More information

Use the Gizmo to quickly extrude edges from your selected geometry. It even takes into account the soft-selection.

Soft Selection More information

Soft Selection is set by typing in a Length in the VCB while a selection tool is active. Vertices within this distance from the selected vertices are also affected by tools that modify the geometry. The further away from the selection, the less they are affected. This is illustrated by colour-coding the vertices from Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue – where Red is 100% and Blue is 0%. There are two types of fall-off for the soft-selction radius:

Read more about the tools in Vertex Tools' manual.

Auto-Smooth More information

When a face is deformed in such a way that its vertices are no longer coplanar, Sketchup Autofolds the face by adding new edges. These edges are normally not soft or smooth which as a result produce a faceted surface.

When Auto-Smooth is enabled these new edges will be softened and smoothed ensuring a continuous surface.

Lock UV Mapping More information

Where SketchUp normally will distort your UV mapping, Vertex Tools will preserve it. Manipulate the model's geometry and the UV mapping is pinned to each vertex ensuring you keep continuity.