I am from Europe and use SketchUp for to draw steel sections (beams). For production I would like to create print out in “shortened view”. In fact a beam of 10.000mm length but only 200mm height that have 2 punches at each end can not be printed out in useful view. There is only a line and dimensions at the end can not be interpreted. I am looking for an add-on / extension that shortened areas without informations needed for production. For instance: Length of beam 10.000mm, at each end 2 punches with distance of 100mm from the end. So 9800mm in the middle of the beam are without any information needed for to produce it. There are professional cad-programs only for steel-work which shortened this “empty” areas down to a handy format. This routine can be customized by parameter: Direction: “X (Y or Z)”. Empty length: >500mm. Percentage reduction: 95%. This will bring down the 9800mm down to 490mm. At the end dimensions of the beam at the print out will be height: 200mm, lenght: 100mm + 490mm + 100mm = 690mm. But the dimension between the punches are dimensioned as 9800mm. For to indicate the middle dimension is not scaled correct, the dimension will be underlined.
I really hope someone can help me. Here in Europe nobody can help…
Sorry for my bad english, I am native german speaker.