Change dimensions of rectangle

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#1

How can I change the dimensions of a rectangle (or cube, circle or anything) by entering the values after the shape is drawn?

I know that, when drawing it I can just start typing 180 mm, but what about after it’s been drawn?


#2

Ues the Move tool to move an edge the required distance. Or, use the Scale tool and enter the final length including the units.


#3

Is there no way to type it in? The scale tool gives me a ratio rather than an absolute dimension.


#4

See my GIF and comments, above.

And with the Scale tool, you can change both dimensions at once if you wish.


#5

How are you changing the type of value? Mine only says Scale when I use the scale tool.


#6

As I wrote before:

And here it is in SketchUp for Web.


#7

I missed that last bit, adding the units. Thanks, it could well have taken my days to figure that out.


#8

Glad it’s sorted. Keep in mind that while Scale works for resizing something like a simple rectangle or even a rectangular prism, it isn’'t always the appropriate tool for the job. Knowing how to use the Move tool for resizing is going to be useful, too.