Problem using tape measure


#1

Hi my friends,

Sometimes I have a difficult time using the tape measure tool. I frequently click in the button of the tool then I click in the begiining of the line, I move the mouse in the direction I want and then I type a number (for example 1000) and press enter. Sometimes the tape measure line (dotted line) is created but sometimes not.

See this print below.

I click in the red square to start the line (it shows 2056mm in the image) and then I type 1000 and after that ENTER. Sometimes the line is not created after I press ENTER. Why? This looks like a random problem, I see that when the current measure of the tape tool is too far away from the one I am typing most of the times the line is not created (in the example above I dragged the tline to 2056 and because I typed 1000 which is too far it does not show the dotted line).

The file is below.modelo.skp (134.9 KB)


#2

No problems here!

check:

https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000099


#3

It depends on whether you start on an edge (or midpoint of an edge): in which case you get a guideline parallel to the original edge at the distance you move the mouse or the length you type (both of which appear in the measurement box); or at an endpoint or intersection, in which case you get a guideline along the direction of movement of the mouse, and a guide point, again at the distance you specify, as Mike shows in the GIF above.


#4

You are right my friend, now I got my mistake! :wink:


#5

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