Where is Utilities - Query tool?


#1

In SketchUp 8 there is a Query tool (Tools>Utilities>Query) that lets you click on an entity, for example a point, and it displays the X,Y,Z coordinates of the point.
Is there such a thing in SketchUp 2015?


#2

Search for Utilities in the Extension Warehouse and install it from there.


#3

There was…
IIRC, both of these were yanked from the SU 2013 standard distribution.

Utilities Tools (provides the Query tool)
http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/utilities-tools

Example Ruby Scripts (provides Point at Center context menu command)
http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/example-ruby-scripts


Coordinate Query/Readout
#4

If you use the “Text” tool and click on a point, it will default to having the x,y,z as the text - if you only want the information (ie not actually drop a label) then just hit [esc] and it retracts the click so you can click on another point.


#5

Not sure why it was deleted, it is a fundemental tool for me


#6

Indeed, query is an elemental function.

Substituting the Text tool is a monumental kludge.
Text tool does not display coordinates, length or area from outside named Groups and Components.


#7

thanks. problem solved.