SketchUp “Guide Lines” speed up drawing construction
I have found StektchUp “Guide Lines” to be another very useful tool. They allow you to put dotted lines in measured locations on your construction drawing as reference points during construction of your model. This saves a significant amount of measuring time, etc. This is another tool that seems “hidden.” I didn’t know it was there until reading a book recently.
To create a “Guide Line” (Google uses two words instead of “guideline” for some reason), use the TAPE MEASURE tool as usual, but toggle “guide lines” on before hand with the CTRL key. See http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=95005 for more.
This is likely my last Google SketchUp tip for a while. I feel that I have taught myself enough SketchUp to get by for now, and will be focusing on using these skills on some projects.