Freehand lines aren't smooth!


#1

I was wondering if you guys could help me! I’ve been using sketchup with uni for 2 years now with no problems but I’ve recently started using it on a mac (not sure if it makes a difference) but the freehand line tool doesn’t produce smooth curved lines! the lines are segments and I can’t find a way to change the entity info of the line.

I’ve tried holding shift when drawing which produces a smooth curve but I’m unable to move it or select the line or modify it.

please help!


#2

Thus the name, Freehand.
Use one of the native Arc tools.
Or
Use one of several Bezier Curve plugins available.
Here’s a simple one to start with:
Bezier Curve Tool — Extension Warehouse


• Drawing with the Freehand tool creates a Curve entity.

• Freehand + Shift creates 3d Polylines, which are not geometry unless you explode them.


#3

When holding down [Shift] the ‘Freehand’ tool produces an entirely different ‘sort of stubborn’ entity: a 3D-polyline which is hard to select and provides no information for SketchUp’s inferencing engine, hence no intersection.
Mac or Windows do not matter.
The tool has never produced smooth curves.


What is the use case for '3d Polyline' entity? (Shift + Freehand)
#4

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