Flat geometry and rotation


Using Sketchup 14.1.1283

Sketchup will only draw flat geometry in ‘blue’ orientation. And if I draw it in ‘blue’ orientation, it won’t allow me to rotate it thru 90 degrees into the green orientation – the protractor sticks stubbornly to blue.


Yes, I know I can draw a cube and then Sketchup will graciously offer me a rotate protractor on any of its faces, but that doesn’t help me get where I’m going.



It all depends on where your mouse cursor is and where it’s facing. SketchUp will try to guess what plane you want to work on. Try orbiting your view around so that you’re looking more straight on the plane you want.



(look for: “not-so-basic method” aka “the right method”)


Using abbreviations for your expletives makes you no less rude.



In Germany we would say “Wie man in den Wald hineinruft, so schallt es heraus.”. I don’t know how to translate this proverb…
Sorry for this.


what goes around, comes around?


How do I draw a rectangle or circle (or polygon) oriented vertically? — SketchUp Sage Site



Oh my word. It was that easy.

Thank you so much.