How to snap to section?

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How to snap to section?

Postby CalypsoArt » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm

When I'm dimensioning a section view, the dimension tool does not snap to corners or middle or any normal snap points. I have to position and guess that I'm at the right point. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: How to snap to section?

Postby pbacot » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:47 pm

what if you select section plane and contexual menu,"Create group from slice" so there is geometry right at the section face to dimension to?
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Re: How to snap to section?

Postby CalypsoArt » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 pm

pbacot wrote:what if you select section plane and contexual menu,"Create group from slice" so there is geometry right at the section face to dimension to?


Thanks, that seems to do it.
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Re: How to snap to section?

Postby Dave R » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:30 pm

The section cut lines are not edges in the SketchUp model so you can't dimension to them. Peter's suggestion works because edges are created in the group. You could also use TIG's Section Cut Face and make the edges of the faces visible.
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Re: How to snap to section?

Postby CalypsoArt » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:20 am

Dave R wrote:The section cut lines are not edges in the SketchUp model so you can't dimension to them. Peter's suggestion works because edges are created in the group. You could also use TIG's Section Cut Face and make the edges of the faces visible.


I use TIG's SectionCutFace, I never noticed that option. Duh! Thanks.
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