How make a 1/4" dia, ROD? some SCALING req’d>?

Scaling will help avoid SketchUp’s problem with very short lines (which are used to approximate the circle).

Draw a circle with an 12.5 **inch** radius (not diameter!)

Click on the face

Push pull to 100 times the desired length in inches

Triple click anywhere on rod to select all

Make it a group or component

Scale it by a factor of .01

SketchUp can easily handle making a 1/4 in. dia. cylinder without scaling if the number of sides in the circle is kept reasonable.

If you do make a component before scaling, make sure to scale the definition after getting it to the right size.

I wasn’t sure, and I wasn’t at my SketchUp computer (to test) when I replied, so I gave directions as I did to avoid my own uncertainty!

According to my calculations the creation of the circle should fail right around 785 segments for a 1/4 inch diameter circle.

Edit. I based that on `pi/4/s > 0.001`

Where s is the number of segments.

DaveR + All;

Thank you for responding!

It seems you’se expound on issues; far more technical than I’m *capable*,

[or desire profinchency] in.

I simply am trying to vert.draw= 1/4" dia. rod … HOW?

Did you see @slbaumgartner’s animated GIF? It shows you exactly how to do it.