Can I divide a surface area parallel to a selected line, in an equal area, in the amount I want? Thank you, sir. Is there a plugin or code?
Show an image of what you are trying to accomplish. You can divide a face into smaller areas and make them equal. The exact process depends on the face. Share your SketchUp model file so we can see what you are trying to do.
Your profile says you are using SketchUp for Schools and you posted in the SketchUp for Schools category. That version is a web based version for children. It has no facility to use extensions. Your profile also indicates you are using the 2020 version of SketchUp for Schools. That version has not existed since the end of 2020.
I am new, I will try to fix my profile, I want to divide a randomly drawn trapezoidal surface area into equal areas in the amount I want, parallel to a line I have chosen, the whole is x area, let the section be 6, the resulting 6 areas, s area, s area, s area, etc.
Give us a graphic of what you are trying to do.
If you’re using a desktop version of sketchup you can use TIGs split tools to divide surfaces or quad face tools and use the add loop tool to divide any quad surface.
Hi @myalma, thanks for the post! I am happy to help you out and know the rest of the community is too and I think I understand what you are asking to do, but it would be nice to have a visual so I can make sure I am on the right track. Most of us on these forums are visual thinkers so visuals are always nice to include to help us to better help you.
As for your question, I am fairly certain that you could just do some math to determine what you need to do and use the line tool to divide the surface as needed or you could use the move tool with a modifier key to duplicate an area several times. Not exactly a fast way of doing it if you need to do it to a lot of surfaces but it will get you what you are looking for.
As for extensions, DaveR is correct that extensions are not supported in SketchUp for Schools but it is a frequent request. I am also less familiar than I would like with the extension that francisquitof mentioned so I can’t comment on that particular one nor would it help you out if you are using the Schools version.
Anyway, this post is getting long so I’ll try and wrap it up here. Please post a picture of what you are trying to do if you can and I’ll do my best to assist you here.
I’m sorry for being late in replying, it’s probably possible to do it in autocad, can’t it be done in water too?, what I learned is priceless, thank you again.
Hmm… based on the visuals provided by @mihai.s, I may have to revise my suggestion on using the move tool and modifier keys as I was making the assumption that the shape was different than what they are showing. If your shape matches the one they are showing, you are going to need to do some math if all you have access to is the school version and just use the line tool and protractor tool.
If you had the desktop version though, you may be able to find an extension to do what you need, but I can’t say for certain.
At the end of the day though, drawing and dividing random shapes in SketchUp is not a particularly useful thing to do. If you have a particular goal in mind in terms of what you want to make with SketchUp, it might be more productive to ask for some general tips on how to approach it in SketchUp rather than attempting to replicate a workflow from another program in SketchUp. While I have no doubt what you are asking to do is possible, it might not be the best way to get to what you need to model.