In this video, learn how to use the rectangle tool to create a specific size of a rectangle, then change the size without having to create a new one. Practice this skill by creating a rectangle and changing the size.
- [Instructor] To use the rectangle tool,…select the rectangle icon from the toolbar above…or the keyboard shortcut letter R.…The rectangle tool works a lot like the line tool.…To create a rectangle,…click and release to choose the starting point…and click and release to choose an ending point.…To create a measured rectangle, again,…we're going to click and release…to choose the starting point…and now we'll type our dimensions.…Again, a reminder, we do not need to click…in the measurements box below.…We can simply start typing.…
So if I want a 10-foot by five-foot rectangle,…I'm going to type 10 feet comma,…which is the by, five feet enter.…If you create a rectangle and you release…that one of the measurements is wrong.…In this case, I'm going to type five comma 10 feet.…Perhaps I wanted to type five feet by 10 feet.…There's no need to type the entire measurement over,…only the number that you got incorrect.…
So in this case, I got five feet incorrect…so I'm going to type five feet…and I need to make sure that that comma is in there…
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Customizing toolbars
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Modeling from a floor plan image
- Resizing and rotating objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and exporting your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Componentswith Scott Onstott3h 13m Intermediate
What you should know1m 16s
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
7. Document and Stylize
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