Tape measure tool sketchup 2021

Hi I am have a problem with the tape measure tool in sketchup 2021. I can measure the length of a box or an image I have drawn but if I want to create a distance with construction lines or if I had drawn a 5’ line and wanted to place a marker 2’ it will not let me do either of those things.

Use contrl key on pc or option key on mac (your profile is incomplete so I don’t know what you use) to toggle the plus sign on the tape measure tool. With the plus sign it makes guides and points, without it measures.


I do have the plus sign showing. when I click on the end point and tell it a distance it does not show the construction lines or the distance point.

Do you have guides turned on in the view menu?


Thanks that was my problem