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adding angular dimensions to sketchup

Ever struggled to add angular dimensions to your SketchUp models? Maybe your prepping your design drawings for LayOut and need to call attention to some important aspect of the build? Say hello to Angular Dimensions by Steve Baumgartner.

In this quick tip you will learn how to use Angular Dimensions to add inner and outer angular dimensions to your 3D models in SketchUp.

Using Angular Dimensions in SketchUp

Firstly you will need to install Angular Dimensions via the ExtensionStore. Once installed you can activate the tool via the toolbar icon or the Tools menu.

activating angular dimensions in sketchup

Using Angular Dimensions could not be easier. Steve has really made it super simple to add dimensions. It has two modes, inner dimensioning and outer dimensioning, that you can toggle between these with the TAB key.

Drawing Angular Dimensions in SketchUp

To draw an angular dimension you pick the first end of the measured angle followed by an endpoint and finally the seconde measured angle. Angular Dimension places the callout, in a group, with some leader text.

drawing angular dimensions in sketchup

An added bonus is you can toggle the drawn dimension to be inner or outer with the TAB key.