Layout dimensions not working properly


#1

dimensioning in layout is giving me dimension of where i click…if i click on 2 points which are not strictly on the x-x or y-y axis ( i.e. I am clicking on diagonal points) the dimension will lock on to the diagonal dimension and will not give me the true x-x or y-y dimension.,.,need the true x and y dimensions…not the distance between clicks…anybody help?


#2

Is this different from your previous thread on dimensions?


#3

same…happened again and cant really see why . seems to be in the sketchup model as i copied the items within drawing and pasted into another sketchup and it seemed to be ok…also revisited other drawings and they dont do it…


#4

Are you creating scenes in SketchUp to use for the viewports in LO?


#5

yes…


#6

Are you opening the viewports in LO to adjust camera position?


#7

sometimes but usually not…


#8

You really shouldn’t at all. Is the dimension issue occurring on viewports you’ve opened?


#9

YES always


#10

Does it happens on the ones you don’t open?

As I said, you shouldn’t be opening them to adjust the view.


#11

This dimension is supposed to be 2" not 2-1/2"

Ok I think I figured out my problem with this, My scene view in SU was not aligned with a standard view i.e. Top, Front, Back, Side. So I copied the group off to the side and rotated it to be aligned with the red axes and updated my scene accordingly

Hope this helps someone out


#12

Is the camera set to Parallel Projection for that scene?


#13

Yep, it is.


#14

Did you try Align View with the face selected?


#15

Yes, That was what I did the first time I believe, would you like me to send you the files so you can check them out.