Sometimes the Dimension Tools Gives Radius when I Want Diameter


#1

When the dimension tool returns a radius, is it possible to change it to a diameter, and vice versa?

Also, is there a way to control whether it returns one or the other?


#2

Generally if the tool is returning a diameter, you are dimensioning a circle and if it returns a radius, an arc. If you’ve drawn a circle but then divided its edge, you’ll get a radius instead of diameter.


#3

Thanks, Dave!

Got your DVD! It’s great!!!


#4

You’re quite welcome.

Glad you like the DVD. :wink:


#5

BTW, I neglected to add that you can change a diameter to a radius or radius to diameter by context clicking on it and selecting the appropriate type.

I should have added that before but dogs were pestering me for a walk.


#6

Perfect! That’s what I was looking for, how to change it.

Thanks, again!!!


#7

what is the tool or extension for this functionality? SU2017


#8

It’s the built-in Dimensions tool, available on the Tools menu or a toolbar showing its icon button:
(it’s on the large tool set, but on Windows you can customize your own toolbars to put it anywhere)


#9

OK I tried that in sketch up and it works. How do i get that information shown in layout?