Using construction tools to create guides


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Using construction tools to create guides

Now let's talk about how to measure and create guides within Google SketchUp. We have two tools in SketchUp. We have the Tape Measure, which is the T shortcut, and we also have the Protractor. Now these are right here as well in your toolbar and they do pretty much is advertised. So the Tape Measure can measure things. So let's say, for example, we wanted to measure this roof. All we would have to do is hit the T shortcut and then just snap to the end point, left-click, drag, and then snap to the other end point. We will see that this roof is 39 feet, 2 15/16 inches long. If I wanted to measure something else, I could very easily click here and measure this roof that is 17 feet and so on.

Now the Protractor works pretty much the same. All I have to do is select the Protractor and then I can just snap it to something and what I can do is I can measure out angles, like this. Now these tools can also be used to create what are called guides and I've just created one here and ...

Using construction tools to create guides
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Using construction tools to create guides provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 6 Essential Training

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CAD
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SketchUp
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