How can I add grids on the axes?

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#1

I need a .10, .10 m grid across the axes, but I see no grid option. I’m using Make 2017.


#2

Why do you need a grid? You can draw one by making arrays of lines with Move copy.


#3

I want to make everything inside the model multiples of .10, and I don’t want any approximates.


#4

That’s easy enough without a grid but if you must, go ahead and draw the grid. then make a group or component of it so new stuff doesn’t stick to it.


#5

So there is no option for a grid? That’s gonna take a while, but okay it is my only option.


#6

you can add a grid using Sandbox Tools or there are grid extensions as well…

john


#7

It doesn’t take long to copy some lines.

Most users don’t ever need a grid. I’ve never found a need for one in nearly 15 years of using SketchUp. I think it would just get in the way.

There is a plugin that can make an array of guidelines available from Sketchucation.


#8

Here’s 100 cylinders accurately spaced precisely10 units apart made without using a grid. Only Move/Copy.

It would actually take longer to create a grid even with a plugin and then move copies to the intersections.


#9

The problem for me is mostly creating lines, eventually an approximate always pops up. Especially when using the offset tool.


#10

There’s at least one Parametric Grid plugin, from either or both of SketchUcation Plugin Store or the Extension Store. But as DaveR says, you can do pretty well without it.

Oops - just noticed the Category heading my.sketch up. Plugins don’t work in that.

Type your lengths, or set a Snap To length in Model Info/Units settings to avoid approximations.


#11

You can always use Model Info - Units to set your snap to the value you need.


#12

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