I want to do something VERY simple and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve seen a dozen other posts asking similar questions, but the solutions I’ve read either don’t work at all or do something other than what I want.
I am designing a desk / cabinets. When I designed it, I made the length of one object too short. So I want to increase it. I want to increase the length so that the new length is exactly 12 feet (it’s currently 11’ 1").
I can click and drag the edge with the mouse, but no matter what I do, I cannot get enough accuracy with the mouse to make it exactly 12 feet.
If I was creating a new object from scratch, I could just start dragging and then type in 12’. But since this object already exists, the Measurement doesn’t show the total length, it only shows the difference. And typing in a value has completely weird and incomprehensible behavior. I’ve tried typing in the total length I want or typing in the difference I want and neither of these works.
Several of the other posts talking about using the tape measure. I tried that, clicking on the edge and then typing in a new length, but that seems to resize everything in my entire space, or at least everything related to the object - essentially scaling the entire thing, which is no what I want. I only want to change the length of one part.
Then I tried using the tape measure to create a reference point, which shows up as a dotted line - figuring that when I use the Push/Pull tool, it will snap to that line. But it doesn’t.
So what do I do here? How can I resize the length with precision?
I am attaching a screen shot of what I have. You can see the wood floor below and a sort’ve shelf (which is the top of the desk). I colored the edge with brick so you can see the edge I want to move. And I want to make that edge line up with the dotted line on the wall to the left of it.