How do you Stretch a Vertex?


#1

How do you “strech” a vertex?
I can move or scale edges and faces but have not found any vertex tools.


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#2

Stretch a vertex??

Definition of

Vertex

more … https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/vertices-faces-edges.html

A point where two or more straight lines meet. A corner.

Examples:
• any corner of this pentagon (a plane shape)
• any corner of this tetrahedron (a solid)

The plural of vertex is “vertices”.


#3

If you don’t preselect anything you can move edges, faces and Vertices anywhere you want with the move tool.
If that’s what you mean by Stretch a vertex.


#4

To facilitate moving vertices with the Move tool as Box demonstrated, I’ve made Edit > Select None a keyboard shortcut. As nothing can be selected to move just a vertex, it’s often necessary to deselect first. Also enable View > Hidden Geometry so all vertices can be seen.


#5

Ctrl t is the default select none.


#6

I use Select None so often it’s assigned to the zoom button on my mouse to avoid the annoyingly long reach to the keyboard. Instead raising my thumb 1/4" to reach the button.


#7

Thanks! I always preselected and so never noticed that ‘Move’ would work to pull vertices!
for some reason I thought it was a limitation in SketchUp that a single vertes could not be selected and so couldn’t be moved…