I was hoping to set the minimum precision tolerance in my Layout dimensions to (nearest) 5mm. the only selectable options are (1mm) & (0.1mm) - In site construction generally 5mm is accurate enough for joiners / builders as it allows a tolerance. Individually editing each dimension is time consuming and I would assume it’s a slight tweak for the software to include a custom recision option. It would be very usefull
I don’t believe LayOut can do this at the moment. However, I will add it to our list of feature requests.
I have a related Layout dimension precision question: it appears for decimal/inches from the control box options the precision is at best 0.01. Is there a way to make it 0.001?
No, at the moment there’s no way to set the precision to 0.001". This is a common feature request, especially among machinists and 3d fabricators. What’s your particular use?
To create a drawing for a small part to be machined.
Any update on this? I was informed that there was a bug open for the issue back in December (and that the only workaround was to use the text tool for dimensioning in layout!). I would like to use SketchUp and Layout for my metalworking (tool making) projects as well as my woodworking projects, but I definitely need dimensions to 0.001" (and preferably to 0.0001").
It’s frustrating that SketchUp itself has no difficulty working at that precision, but that I can’t dimensioned drawings in layout without resorting to the text tool.
Thanks in advance.
I’m not allowed to promise anything about upcoming releases, but this is definitely on our list of feature requests.
Just to be clear, when you say “text tool”, you mean double-clicking on the dimension text and editing it by hand? That is the best way to work around this issue for the time being.
Yup, that’s what I mean about the workaround. It’s an annoyance, and enough of a hassle that I just don’t use sketchup for my metalworking projects (I use hand sketches or 2D CAD instead).
I understand release cycles and driver features vs. fixes/technical-debt. , It isn’t the end of the world — at least there is a workaround. As I said though, it is enough to keep me from using my preferred 3D modeling tool for metalworking projects. I’m glad to hear its getting attention.
Thanks for the response!
Why is Dimension Precision so limited? It’s not in SketchUp. Shouldn’t dimensions (and other global settings) of the SketchUp model be imported to LayOut? Frustrated by having to use fractions when I want to use decimal inches at 0.001" precision, like the model I spent weeks making in SketchUp!
Has the 0.001" dimension limitation been fixed already?
I currently change the units of the document to feet, then change the scale to 1/12 to display 0.001" dimensions. This is much faster than manually changing the text of every dimension, but it is still a pain, mostly if you need to change the size of the object in the sheet.
Hopefully there is a fix already!
I just installed Sketchup Pro 2016. It appears that Layout still has the same precision issue for dimensions (unless I’m missing something). The configuration pane only allowed feet for engineering units, and decimal only allowed two digits of precision. This was disappointing.
Hugo’s workaround is clever, and sounds like less of a hassle than editing each individual dimension, but it’s still a hack.
Hopefully I’m just missing something obvious and won’t have to wait for Layout 2017.
Rex, I upgraded to 2016 before seeing your reply, and felt equally disappointed.
Hopefully someone from the SketchUp Team will reply with a way to accomplish this.
I have this same request. I’m using Sketchup to to produce drawings for metalworking and 0.001" and 0.0001" are really needed.
There’s no way to do this in LayOut 2017, and I am barred from making any announcements about features in upcoming versions. So, I recommend paying close attention to the release notes for future versions of LayOut to see if this feature gets implemented.
Oooooh you wee tease ! … looking forward to Sketchup / layout 2018
Here we are in 2018 and the same issue is still here. For construction, we don’t need plans to be accurate to the mm but we need plans to be labeled with the correct dimensions. I try to get it accurate at 600mm spacing and Layout puts it 602 or 601 even though I was very careful in Sketchup measuring with the tape and drawing lines right on the tape line. PLEASE FIX THIS. Nearest 5mm should be an option for the purposes of easily indicating dimensions.