Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines


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Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines

Now as you start drawing more and more complex objects, you will need to align things as well as measure things. So, here we have a building and we can use the tape measure to not only measure the building, but also to create guidelines to draw more stuff on the building. So, let's take a quick look at the tape measure tool. Very simply, it's a measurement system. So if we go into Tools, we have Tape Measure. We also can find it here. The hotkey is T. So, let's say we wanted to know how tall the building was.

We could snap this to the endpoint, go up to the top, and we can see that it's 12 feet, six inches. If you wanted to measure this here, you could see it's 46 feet. So you can very easily measure out parts of your model just to see what it's like. But if you want, you can also use this to create guidelines. In other words, lines against which you can draw. So I've flipped around to the back side of this building here. And let me zoom in here. Let's say we wanted to dra...

Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
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Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

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