I am VERY new to SketchUp and need some help figuring out how to align objects. I am mainly going to be using SketchUp to design furniture and built-in cabinets.
I am currently creating a closet project where I need 2 components to be aligned on top of each other, 16.5" apart. Every time I try to align them, on of them is off by about 1/16th of an inch.
I’ve attached a diagram, as well as the link to the design.
Thanks so much for your help!!
Things don’t snap together the way you might see in other software, you need to select the appropriate point of an object to grab it and snap it to another point.
A common beginner mistake is to grab and drag something randomly and expect to be able to snap it into place, as seen in the beginning of the gif.
But if you grab the corner with a click and release you can easily move it to another point and click and release to drop it. The second part of the gif.
And thirdly, by using modifier ke…
Basics of SketchUp at
learn.sketchup.com and YouTube official
Whenever you move stuff in sketchup, get into the habit of locking it to the correct axis. In this case, if you would like to move your frame up,
Select the frame, activate the move tool, Click and release the first end point to move the frame
lock it to the blue axis by tapping the ‘up arrow’ key on your keyboard
and then type in your dimension and enter
It’s easyer to model things in place. After modeling the bottom component, model whatever comes in between in place.
After the middle section is complete model the top section or move-copy the bottom section up (if they are the same)
Moving copies on axis is an important skill to learn. Another option for something like this would be to use Flip/Copy in the blue direction.