Overview of Omni Block Using Sketch Up

The use of Sketch Up to illustrate block walls help builders and masons visualize block bond, window and door locations, and electrical box and conduit placement.

A full library of Omni Block block units and electrical parts are located in the Sketch Up software warehouse.

The illustrations above are Sketch Up files of a 4800 sq. ft. residence in Scottsdale.

The electrical box and conduit locations are identified in the drawing above. The color-coded boxes (green = interior high voltage, yellow = low voltage, and orange = exterior high voltage) provides the builder, mason, and homeowner a much better idea of where the electrical is to be placed. The illustration depicts a kitchen interior wall. All conduit is 3/4″ PVC.

The lavender walls denote interior wood frame partition wall locations where masons use 90° PVC sweeps to get the electrical out of the exterior wall. This allows for the electrician to drop the electrical down the interior hollow wall to be fished into the conduit and the appropriate electrical boxes.