Find center of text

advice
text
center

#1

Hi,

Could anyone please tell me how I can find the center of a text, I have tried everything I can think of… :confused:

Thanks in advance,
-Daan


#2

What sort of text?


#3

And which center?


#4

i’m trying to find the center of the text that you add with thisdasfasdf icon, and i’d like to find the center of that box where you type


#5

Outside of its group draw a vertical line at its start - in your illustration it’d be left of the ‘E’.
The line should extend from the top left of the ‘E’ to just below its ‘heel’ - because in your example the curved ‘e’ characters drop below the text’s base line slightly.
Use the inferencing to lock it vertically

Now draw a horizontal line from the mid-point of the vertical line to the right, using the inferencing to find the point and lock the line horizontally,
Snap to right-hand most part of the final letter ‘t’.

You now have a horizontal line passing through the text’s center.
The mid-point of the line is the ‘center’ of the text
Again the inferencing will give you that point.

You can draw a new line through that.
Tidy up by erasing any unwanted lines…


#6

TIG’s CenterPoint All will do the trick for finding the center of the bounding box.


#7

And to add to that, you know that with the move tool you can rotate around the center by using the red crosses.


#8

no I didn’t really know that, I’m very new to sketchup.
But thanks for all the help :smiley:


#9

This topic was automatically closed 91 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.