Please I need help entering length distance

Any time I entered 18’ -6” as length dimension it says invalid length entry. Please I need help. Thanks.

I thought it was the hyphen that stopped it working or the space but all of these work for me:
18’ -6"

Enter 16.5’ or 222"

You’re using 2 single-quotes '' instead of one double quote " for the inch part of the length.

That’s possible. I’ve seen students do that.

18’6 works just fine


I would suggest 5638.8mm …


18’6 works just fine

Only if the units are set to inches, other wise you get 18’ plus 6 model units.

Personally I’d wait until the OP actually shows any interest in the answer.

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Oh you mean I have to set up my program to tell it to do what I want it to? Well that’s weird!

You kid, but have you ever had to explain when to single-click and when to double-click to someone who didn’t grow up using computers? Especially since online apps can be indistinguishable from desktop apps. How about explaining why clicking the icon of a floppy disk saves to the hard disk in programs? How many ways are there to copy a file? How many things can go wrong for each way?

Computers and software are complex - there’s a lot of ways to do things, but a lot more ways of doing things wrong.

I bet if you ask @DaveR he could give you 100 examples of how people were having some problem with SketchUp that you could never have imagined having yourself.

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You are totally right. And he’s probably had to do it 3 times. I have to be retrained every day. Advances have made it possible for DaveR to save his helpful tips in links etc. so when I ask him what I asked him 3 times he points me to a link called “What I told you yesterday”. He’s been doing it since 1990 :)… I think.

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