I am wondering if SketchUp can be used for a particular project I am working on. I hope to:
- Draw an amorphous 2D shape in SketchUp
- Find the area of that shape in SketchUp (in square inches).
- Print that shape to-scale.
I would like to do this in order to calibrate a Lasico planimeter. I want to calibrate the planimeter by measuring shapes with known areas, and seeing how close the planimeter results are to the actual area. Once we know how accurate the planimeter results are, I can measure shapes that I don’t know the area of.
I am a SketchUp beginner: does the program have these capabilities? If so, how?