Manually setting measurments


#1

Is there a way to select an object a manually enter the dimensions?


#2

There probably is. Can you give a specific example of what you want to change the dimensions of?


#3

Most Dynamic Components allow you to do that. And a few plugins draw geometry from given input parameters - 3D Parametric shapes from Sketchucation Plugin Store, which I adapted from an earlier Sketch up plugin, is one such.

And I’ve seen a parametric grid.

As DaveR says, what do you want to do?

But as far as I know, once you have changed to another tool, in native Sketchup you can’t do that for existing objects, just for something you haven’t yet finished drawing.


#4

Some objects can be changed via the Entity Info panel. Such as circles, etc.


#5

Of course, Dan -thanks for the reminder. I did know that, but forgot it in this context.


#6

Another way is to use ‘Scale’.
If you select the object, and start a Scaling operation along a particular axis and type in a number + [enter] then it scales proportionally - so using 2.5 will make it 2.5 times bigger than it was…
However, if you include a units suffix it makes it that exact dimension - so 2.5" makes it 2.5 inches, whereas 2.5m makes it 2.5 meters etc…