Dimensioning

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Dimensioning

Postby mk11 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:05 pm

Problem: After extruding walls in a building i want to dimension interior and exterior walls and openings, but but my dimensions appear "on top" of the extruded walls instead of on the floor plane. How can i insert dimensions on the floor plane after walls have been extruded?

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Re: Dimensioning

Postby Jim » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:07 pm

Dimensioning is a little weak in SketchUp. You can move Dimensions using the Move Tool. The other option is to delete and add new ones.

There are a few Dimension settings in the Window > Model Info > Dimensions menu.
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Re: Dimensioning

Postby mk11 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:08 pm

But how can i add the new ones so they will appear on the floor plane?
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Re: Dimensioning

Postby rhankc » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:54 pm

mk11,
I found my quickest work thru was to place a line from the exterior centerpoint of the opening that was above the floor plane down (blue) to the floor, this was my pick point for dimensioning. Mostly I deleted them at the next ISO view, but if you place them in their own layer, you can use them again.

I like the dimensioning capabilities of SU. It is extremely flexible,stable and easy to modify, and with a little technique modification on my part it is quite easy to dimension a plan to my tolerances.
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