How to Use SketchUp 8's Protractor Tool


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Using the Protractor tool

We've seen how the Tape Measure tool can measure distances but we also need to measure angles as well and this is where the protractor tool comes in handy. You can find it under tools>Protractor or here in the toolbox it's called the Protractor tool and it looks exactly like a little protractor. And when you select it, this icon comes up and notice how when I drag it over any face it snaps to being parallel to that phase, it's almost like the Rotate tool and how works in that way.

So if I want I can use this to create guides to draw anything I want. So let's just do a real quick one here, I can just go ahead and select here. So what you have to do is click once, drag out a line, click a second time and this is where you set your angle and you can see your angle down here in the box in the bottom right-hand corner, and then you click Again, and it creates a guide at that angle. Now I am going to go ahead and select this and undo and let's go ahead and do something th...

Using the Protractor tool
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Using the Protractor tool provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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