Be able to type in simple formula when entering distances and scales (eg =1351mm-406mm)


I spend far too much time flipping between calculator and sketch up. It would be much easier if you could enter simple calculations directly as measurements and scales from the keyboard. This would be very easy to implement. Suggest the equals operator is used to signify formula (as used in spreadsheets)

eg When scaling be able to enter = 4095/2242

This could be extended to allow some variables:

Eg Last use of tape-measure could be stored in variable called T.

eg =4095/T


I have created a topic regarding this before.


I believe this is an old chestnut. The ability to do simple calcs in the VCB box is available in other CAD systems so people look for it in SU. Sadly, the pleas have not been heeded.