I think I must be going mad, but the image below shows 2 sets of lines in plan view . The black lines are 2,400mm vertically above the red lines. If I require the offset distance between the lines I usually either, add a vertical face in SketchUp to measure from, or export a scene to Layout. This morning, my tape measure tool in Sketchup is giving me the actual offset dimension (approx 94.5mm) rather than the true dimension of 2,400+ which is useful but am I missing something, i.e. has the standard tool function changed?
Thanks Mike - but everything I do is metric and all dimensions are in mm. It just seems strange - usually the dimension shown would be 2,400mm plus which is the true distance but I usually need the offset, i.e. the distance as if the lines were drawn on paper, and all of a sudden that’s what I am getting?
I saw it too in 2021, don’t have earlier versions to test on this machine. When enabling the Display units formats, it displayed the correct value in Units, then, toggling back I didn’t see it anymore…
Maybe has to do with the amount of points from the point cloud? You get more control with the camera set to perspective, one can manage the position a lot easier to snap to the correct point.
If you erase the dictionaries from V-Ray and Undet, it behaves more predictable.
If I draw 2 parallel lines say 1000mm apart, then move 1 of the lines vertically by say 5000 then in plan view they measure 5,099 apart which is correct, rather than 1,000. I guess the dimension in my original post is due to the lines in question being sections through a point cloud as has been mentioned above.
yes.5099 would be correct. you would get a grey arrow indicating that your measure is not along axis. If you hold down shift to constrain measure to red or green plane (horizontally) the measure would read 1000
So the grey arrow I guess is the usual behaviour - but in my example above I cannot get the grey arrow, only a green line which is presumably because the lines I have produced are too complicated being sections through a point cloud.
The great thing is that I have learned you can get a green line without locking to the green axis, which is something I will have to look out for.
I usually move my cursor to the side of the line to be certain I have the right color. anyway, just a little work in plan view is easily too much, perspective view gives you the assurance that you’re doing the right thing.