Recently, Sketchup came out with an updated inferencing engine - which in many cases is great, I’m sure.
However, when a model gets complicated and I try to rotate things using the rotate tool - I have difficulties with the updated inferencing engine that I never had before - after years of use.
In my experience - this is what happens -
Say I want to rotate a model element parallel to the ground plane.
1. I hover the rotate tool over anything in the model that turns it blue
2. I press the SHIFT key and lock the inference plane
3. I move the rotate tool over to the thing I’m trying to rotate and click on the point of the element I want to be the center of rotation.
4. Sketchup ignores the point I clicked and forces it to rotate around the part of the model I used to infer my rotational plane. (step 2 above.)
Every once in a while I can get it to both infer the rotational plane and also allow me the freedom to choose a separate center of rotation, but not reliably. It’s especially difficult on complex models where there are a huge number of non-orthogonal elements near by.
Is there a sure fire way to accomplish this task under the updated inferencing engine? (infer rotational plane without losing control over center of rotation.)
Any tips would be appreciated!