** Creating precise lines**

The Measurements Toolbar displays the length of your line while you are drawing lines. You can also specify a line length value using the Measurements Toolbar.

**Entering a length value**

The Measurements Toolbar label indicates 'Length' after you place the starting point of a line. The following image shows the length value in the Measurements Toolbar.

Type the length into the Measurements Toolbar, after placing the starting point of the line, and press the **Enter** (Microsoft Windows) or **Return** (Mac OSX) key. SketchUp will use the current document units setting if you only type in a numerical value. You can also specify either Imperial (1'6") or Metric (3.652m) units at any time, regardless the model units setting.

**Entering a 3D coordinate**

The Measurements Toolbar can also be used to place the end of the line at an exact coordinate in space.

**Entering an Absolute Coordinate**

Type in the coordinates of a point in 3D space enclosed by brackets, such as [x, y, z], to get absolute coordinates relative to the current axes.

**Entering a Relative Coordinate**

Type the coordinate points enclosed by angle brackets, in the format