I use Sketchup mostly to make concept sketches for school layouts on uploaded jpg floor plans I receive from realtors.
I most frequently draw rectangles on the floor plans and label them with the surface area they represent.
I am trying to figure out how to use the label function to automatically display the square footage of a rectangle. When I use it now, it simply says “Enter Text”. If I hover it over an edge, it will automatically populate the length of that edge. If I hover it over an endpoint, it gives the cartesian coordinates of that point. One time only, I accidentally managed to get it to display the SFT of a face, but I haven’t been able to recreate this.
I’ve googled and googled, and it seems this is supposed to happen when I use the label function on a face, so I am not sure if I am not doing it right, whether I have somehow disabled the autopopulate of surface area, or?
Any help is appreciated.