I did find I could define a line from anywhere to the point I wanted
to start from.
My goal was to draw a rectangle 60’ x 40’ then have an 8’ corridor
running down the middle of the long rectangle axis.
I started a line from the corner vertex of the base rectangle, then I
entered the end point, (16’, 0’). Then I drew the first corridor line.
This went well until I tried to erase the two construction lines I
used to locate the starting points of the two corridor walls.
These two lines lay along the Y axis wall and on top of the base
rectangle wall. I found it difficult to select just the short
construction line. I always ended up deleting the corridor section
along with the construction line.
So I re-drew the corridor section again.
As you can see, I need a lot of help.
My interest is in OpenStudio energy modeling. Once I get the geometry
in, I can carry on but I’m struggling with the geometry.
I’m working with Make and there are not any options for importing
other format floor plans, elevations, etc.
Thanks for you patience and great assistance!
At 12:37 AM 06/03/2016, you wrote:
I am used to the command line in AutoCAD.
I am sorry about that. (I was also when I first came to SketchUp.)
The makers of SketchUp seem to have purposely made SketchUp
unCAD-like as must as they could.
This “specify the edge start point” is an often asked for feature,
that has not yet been given to us.
What people are doing is drawing a unused temporary edge that end at
the start point you want (by specifying in the Measurements box,)
then continuing the tool drawing the actual edge by specifying it’s
end point. When done, go back and erase the first unneeded edge.
There is a sample “linetool.rb” in the Examples extension, that
might allow start point entry, or it could be tweaked if you know programming.
EDIT: Just checked the code of the sample “linetool.rb”, and it
mimics the native C edgetool.
From the code, a comment just inside the tool’s onUserText() callback:
We only accept input when the state is 1 (i.e. getting the second point)
… so the example would need tweaking.
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