Measurements toolbox


The sizes of the panels do not adopt the values entered in the Measurements tool box. When I type the two numbers such as 3,7 the graphic corrects the first value but not the second


Which panels? Panels are components?
Which tool do you use?
Do you press the enter key after typing the new parameter?
What is your computers locale and decimal delimiter?


Please describe exactly what you’re trying to accomplish and the exact steps you take. SU is very fussy about the way you enter values, so leave nothing out.



I made a rectangle with the rectangle tool. After completing the figure in an proximate size I type in the measurements tool box the exact values I desire. The resulting rectangle is modified only to the first value but not the second. Moreover, if the first value is a decimal or a fraction, nothing gets modified after I press Enter


As I previously mentioned, we need to know exactly what you typed in, including spaces and punctuation, as well as what specific actions you took to enter the value.

Also, please indicate your locale (where in the world you are) as Aerilius requested.



To reinforce what @Aerilius and @Gully_Foyle said: the way that SketchUp parses what you type into for measurements depends on your locale. For example, in places that use comma as a decimal point, you must use a semicolon to separate fields.


Thank you for your patience.

I am in Canada thus I use the “,” to separate the values.
The sequence to create the rectangle is as follows:
I click in the rectangle tool.
Then I bring the tip of the pen to the origin.

Then I click and drag the rectangle until I get to approximate size, let’s say 3 1/4 and 4 7/8
Then I release the mouse and the rectangle is formed.
Then I type with the key board the desired length using a nomenclature such as "3,5"
Then I press Enter

The result to this is that the rectangle get to be 3 x 4 7/8

After selecting the rectangle tool
I click an release the mouse and then move the mouse to get the approximate size
then I enter the desired values
then I press enter.

The result is a rectangle with the correct dimension for the first value but the second value remain the wrong one.

I try to make an exact rectangle using lines and that work well
I make a line and type its desired value, then I make another line at 90 degrees and type is desired value, then the other two parallel lines are of the correct values so I achieve a rectangle with the proper dimension after pressing the enter for the last line but I find this process very tedious if the rectangle tool could do it properly with one sets of values
Thanks again for your help


My Apologies to all of you. Apparently Canada uses the “;” to separate the values. That work.

Thanks for all your input