# Percent slope line drawing

#1

Hi, is there a quick way to draw lines at a percent slope? I need to draw a line 5m long at 2% slope. I could draw a 2 rise over 100 run line and clip it to 5 meters, but was wondering if there is a quicker way to do this.
Thanks
KJ

#2

The rotate tool allows you to enter angles as either degrees or pitch. You can enter 4:12 for a four in twelve roof pitch or 2:100 for a two percent slope. You can rotate objects or set guidelines this way.

#3

Thanks RTCool. That worked well.

Is there a list of options available as to what can be entered in the input box for example 2% or 2P etc other than 2:100? Maybe a list explaining all types of inputs available for measuring various objects. Thanks.
KJ

#4

nz_LevelFinder

You’re welcome

#5

I tried 2% as an experiment. It does something, but the result is different from 2:100. Not sure what it’s doing.

Edit: Looks like it interpreted 2% as 2°

#6

Measurements Box Quick Reference — SketchUp Help
https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/measuring-angles-and-distances-model-precisely#measurement-reference

#7

Try 1:2 for a 45 degree rotate. Works for me.

#8

You mean 1:1, actually, for 45°, yes?

#9

Doh, yes I do!