Measurements toolbar options

Following is a list of options that can be used in the Measurements toolbar.

Units

Use the following characters to indicate a specific unit of measurement when entering a value in the Measurements toolbar. If you do not indicate a unit of measurement, your default units are used (as indicated by the template you are using in SketchUp).

  • number + " (inches). Example: 10"
  • number + ' (feet). Example: 10'
  • number + mm (millimeters). Example: 10mm
  • number + cm (centimeters). Example: 10cm
  • number + m (meters). E64xample: 10m

Arrays

An array is an arrangement of geometry in a line (linear array) or around an point (radial array).

  • number + x (external array). Type this number after making a manual copy of geometry to duplicate that copy an additional x-1 times. So, 3x creates 2 additional copies plus the original copy. The copies are made in the same direction as the first copy (either in a line or radially around a point). Example: 3x
  • number + * (external array)
    Type this number after making a manual copy of geometry to duplicate that copy an additional x-1 times. So, 3* creates 2 additional copies plus the original copy. The copies are made in the same direction as the first copy (either in a line or radially around a point). Example: 3*
  • / (internal array). Type this number after making a manual copy of geometry to duplicate copy an additional x-1 times (between the original and manual copy). So, 3/ creates 2 additional copies between the original and manual copy. The copies are made moving backward from the first, manual, copy (either in a line or radially around a point). Example: 3/

Measurements field commands with SketchUp tools

You can enter values in the Measurements toolbar when you use specific tools to specify precise values, such as a specific number of sides in a circle.

Arc tool

  • number (chord length). Enter this value right after setting the starting point of the arc. Example: 10
  • number (bulge). Enter this value right after setting the ending point of the arc. Example: 5.
  • number+ r (radius). Enter this value right after setting the ending point of the arc (in place of bulge). Example: 10r
  • number + s (segments). Enter this value right after setting the ending point of the arc. Example: 20s

Refer to Creating Precise Arcs for further information.

Circle tool

  • number + s (sides/segments). Enter this value right after setting the center point of the circle. Example: 10s
  • number + r (radius). Enter this value right after setting the center point of the circle. Example: 5r

Refer to Creating Precise Circles for further information.

Field of View tool

number + deg (field of view). Enter this value right after selecting the Field of View tool. Example: 110deg

Refer to Changing Field of View and Focal Length for further information.

Line tool

  • number (length). Enter this value right after setting the starting point of the line. Example: 4' 2 5/8"
  • [number, number, number] (absolute coordinate). Enter three numbers right after setting the starting point of the line to identify an ending point at an absolute coordinate relative to the axis. For example: [3',4',7']
  • <number, number, number> (relative coordinate). Enter three numbers right after setting the starting point of the line to identify an ending point at relative coordinate to the start point. For example: <1.5m, 4m, 2.75m>
Note: The exact format for Measurements toolbar entries will vary
depending on your computer's Regional Settings. For European users, the list separator symbol may be a semi-colon instead of a comma, so the format would be [x;y;z].

Refer to Creating Precise Lines for further information.

Look Around tool

number (eye height). Enter this value right after selecting the Look Around tool to set your eye height as your tour through a model. For example: 6'

Move tool

  • number (distance). Enter this value as you begin to move geometry in a specific direction. For example: 10'
  • [number, number, number] (global coordinate). Enter three numbers right after selecting geometry to identify a global coordinate for the ending of the move relative to the axis. For example: [3',4',7']
  • <number, number, number> (relative coordinate). Enter three numbers right after selecting geometry identify a relative coordinate for the ending of the move. For example: <1.5m, 4m, 2.75m>

Refer to Moving Precisely for further information.

Offset tool

number (length). Enter this value right after you click on the lines or face you want to offset. Example: 20'

Refer to offsetting precisely for further information.

Push/Pull tool

number (distance). Enter this value right after you select a face to push or pull. Example: 10

Refer to Offsetting Precisely for further information.

Polygon tool

  • number + s (sides). Enter this value right after setting the center point of the polygon. Example: 10s
  • number + r (radius). Enter this value right after setting the center point of the polygon. Example: 5r

Refer to Creating Precise Polygons for further information.

Protractor tool

  • number (degrees). Enter this value right after setting the start of the angle to set the angle of a guide line. Example: 15
  • number:number (slope). Enter these values (rise:run) right after setting the start of the angle to set the slope of the guide line. Example: 14:7

Refer to Creating Precise Angles for further information.

Rotate tool

  • number (angle). Enter this value right after setting the start of the rotation. Example: 15
  • number:number (slope). Enter these values (rise:run) right after setting the start of the rotation. Example: 14:7

Refer to Rotating Precisely for further information.

Scale tool

  • number (scale multiplier). Enter this value right after you begin to scale geometry. Example: 10
  • number + units (length). Enter this value right after you begin to scale geometry. Example: 10'

Refer to Scaling Precisely for further information.

Tape Measure tool

  • number (distance for guide line or guide point). Enter this value as you start to create a guide line or guide point. Example: 10"
  • number (resize model). Enter this value right after you measure the length of a line segment to resize the entire model. Example: 20'

Refer to Placing Precise Guide Lines and Guide Points for further information.

Refer to Scaling an Entire Model for further information.

Rectangle tool

  • number, number (length and width). Enter these values after setting the starting point of the rectangle. Example: 10',5'
  • number (length value only; use existing width value). Enter this value after setting the starting point of the rectangle. Example: 10'
  • , number (width value only; use existing length value). Enter this value after setting the starting point of the rectangle. Example: , 5'

Refer to Creating Precise Rectangles for further information.

Zoom tool

  • number + mm (focal length). Enter this number right after selecting the Zoom tool. Example: 300mm
  • number + deg (field of view). Enter this value right after selecting the Zoom tool. Example: 110deg

Refer to Changing Field of View and Focal Length for further information.

Refer to Changing Focal Length with the Zoom Tool for further information.