Follow me will not work


I have been trying all afternoon to get the follow me tool to work. Watched several videos and it looks very simple. I cannot for the life of me get it to work even on simple path like tutorial shows. What am I missing?

My basic file attached
follow me trial.skp (66.5 KB)



What are you trying to accomplish? What is the profile and what is the path?

Select the path, get Follow Me, click on the profile. FWIW there’s not much point in using FOllow Me for a single straight path. Push/Pull will do the same thing in fewer clicks.

make the circle follow the straight lin

See above.

Again, Follow Me is kind of pointless for a single straight extrusion.

yes I see hoe easy you are able to do it but it wont work for me. How to I create a video to show you what is happening?

I used LiceCap to make a GIF.


I am just trying to get it to work. Im not interested in a straight lin follow mw. I a have a 256 foot line depicting in floor heat tubing I want to apply it to.

So selecting the straight line, getting Follow Me, and clicking on the circle doesn’t do anything for you?

adds to the circle

2 follow me trial.skp (65.3 KB)

Wrong selection order. Select the straight line FIRST. Get the Follow Me tool and then click on the circle.

did select line first, just like the tutorials I watched. when i select follow me tool straight line is unselected automatically

Get LiceCap and record a video of running Follow Me on your end. LiceCap is free.

Are you sure you’re getting the Follow Me tool? Maybe you’re getting the Offset tool instead.

Follow Me:


To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series. It covers the basics for each tool.

follow me trial

Yep. You’re trying to do it with Offset not Follow Me. The pop up message even says “Offset.” The Follow Me tool isn’t on the Getting Started toolbar. Open the Large Toolset toolbar.

Wellllll, don’t I feel foolish.

I have to choose the follow me tool from the menu.

Thanks for the help Dave


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No need to feel foolish. Try going through the instructional materials that @RLGL shared.

Or pull out the Large Toolset or the Edit toolbar.

appreciate the suggestion. I have plenty of time on the you tube channel over the past 5 years. Just misidentified the tool I chose as they look similar.



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