Changing attributes of a line i.e. colour, width, arrow head etc. in SU Make


#1

I am very new at this and I hope I am in the right place. I am trying to draw a silly-simple 2D sketch but I need some lines dotted, some to be arrows, and some different colours. I do not have the PRO version of SU. Is what I am trying to do possible?


#2

Unfortunately it’s not but it’s one of the most common feature request. The closest you can get to different widths is to draw a narrow face instead of an edge and hide its bounding edges. For line stipple you can right click an edge and chose divide and then manually delete every other segment.


#3

Thanks Julia,
Thank goodness. I thought I was going crazy trying to find out how to do
it. Your hints are very useful as a work around but it would be awesome if
the feature could be included in a future version of Sketchup Make. It
can’t be that difficult.
Thanks again

Kind Regards,

Rob Phillips

Systems Engineer - OPGW

South Africa

Linking the Future

*M *+27( <+27%2072%20616%201291>0)82.893.0201

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#4

SketchUp is in general not a drafting program for creating shop drawings (aka 2D CAD) but a 3D modeler.

With the external ‘Layout’ program available of the commercially usable SketchUp Pro version the creation of 2D drawings is feasible.

Alternatively you might want use a ‘real’ 2D CAD as e.g. the free version of DraftSight (an AC clone).


#5

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