The Tape Measure tool can mark out a space for more precise drawing. Learn how to properly use guidelines and the methods for erasing them.
- [Instructor] The tape measure tool…is a multifunctional tool…that will allow you to measure,…set guidelines and resize models.…To measure anything in your model,…activate the tape measure tool…by clicking on the icon here or the letter T.…You can measure things a few different ways.…Hover over an edge indicated by a red square…and you'll see a yellow box pop up…with information about the edge length.…The same is true for faces showing square footage.…
If you'd like to know the distance between two points,…click and release on your starting point…and then hover over the ending point…and you'll see again a yellow box pop up…with information about that dimension…or you can look in the measurements box…in the lower right-hand corner.…Oftentimes it can be helpful to create guidelines.…In SketchUp, there are guidelines…and there are guide points.…We're going to create a guideline…to help us draw a door on the face of this shape.…So, I'm going to hover over the edge…and I'm going to click and release.…
I'll see a guideline attached to my cursor.…
- 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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