Protractor Tool: Creating precise angles

Creating precise angles

The degree of rotation you have indicated appears in angular degrees in the Measurements Toolbar while creating guide lines using the Protractor tool. You can also manually enter in angular rotation or slope values directly into the Measurements Toolbar while measuring an angle and setting a guide line.

Entering an angular rotation value

To specify an exact angle in degrees, type a decimal value into the Measurements Toolbar while rotating the cursor around the protractor. For example, typing in 34.1 will give you an exact 34.1 degree angle. Negative values will move angle in a counter-clockwise direction. You can specify an exact angular value either during or immediately after your rotation operation.

Entering a slope value

To specify a new angle as a slope, type in the two values separated by a colon in the Measurements Toolbar, such as 8:12. Negative values will move angle in a counter-clockwise direction. You can specify an exact angular value either during or immediately after your rotation operation.



Note: SketchUp can handle up to 0.1 of a degree of angular precision.