## Volumes

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### Volumes

Hello again all. It's been a while. I've come seeking the wisdom of the sages. My question is: Why would sketchup give me a volume that is nowhere NEAR what it really is??? Here's the situation: I have a solid that measures 6719.228 sq. ft. on a face. It's 6" deep. That SHOULD give me a volume of 40,315.368 cubic feet. When I do a entity info on it, it says it's only 3359.614 cubic feet. WHY??? ANY thoughts would be welcome.
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### Re: Volumes

it's right.
multiply the face area by .5 (6" or 1/2 a foot deep)

your calculation is as if the thing were 6 feet deep instead of 6"

(ie. if it were 1' deep then it would be 6719 cu/ft... you want half that amount because it's 6" deep)
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### Re: Volumes

(Sigh) I'm an idiot. Thanks. I kept think of it as "6" instead of .5
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### Re: Volumes

lol.. you know, it's not too late in the day (u.s east coast) to use the morning excuse..

"oh.. yeah.. right.. whatever, it's still morning"

I probably use that one 4 days a week
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### Re: Volumes

You guys should turn to metric, really.
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### Re: Volumes

I've been to five stores in this Louisiana heat looking for 5mm machine screws - 30mm long, and haven't found any. Had to order them and it will be next Friday before they arrive We're a long way from metric around here.
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### Re: Volumes

The US is inching towards becoming metric...
You have always had 'metric' decimal money, car-engines' are measured in 'cc' [cubic-cms], the military measure horizontal distances in 'meters' [but vertical in 'feet' like all international aircraft!], and you buy cola/juice it's in 'liters' and wine is bottle in metric sizes, nutrition values on food labeling are all in metric units, photography is metric [35mm etc], even bullets come in metric sizes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UmFCc4TOTY
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