I’m very new to SketchUp and apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. I’ve tried searching a few terms for a solution, but am not really sure where to even start.
I am designing a go kart frame for my son. I am also making a wooded mock up of the frame to make sure everything works before cutting the steel. It is all very simple components, 1.25 square stock.
I added a brace that created a right triangle. The angles are C) 90, A) 20 B) 70. The SketchUp model shows the inside measurement of side a) 7 9/16 b) 2 3/4 c) 8 1/16.
When I actually cut the pieces and put it together, all the angles and side b matched, but side a was 8 /14 instead of 7 9/16 and side c was 9 5/8 instead of 8 1/16.
I am sure that I drew something wrong to get this outcome, but cannot figure it out. I opened a new file and drew another triangle with the same angles and side b measurement, but input the side a and c measurements that I had on the actual physical mock up. The lines intersected at the same distances as on the original SketchUp model, then extended out to the legnths that I got when I actually built it.
Any help figuring why I am getting this discrepancy on triangles would be greatly appreciated. I have had no issues with measurements for squares or rectangles.