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Forum topic by sandhill posted 02-17-2010 12:58 AM 998 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2010 12:58 AM

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OK I don’t even pretend to be able to do anything in sketch up, here is what happened. I designed a set of book cases (5 total) that are floor to ceiling so I did a rendition of them in sketch up just to see what they may look like and get an idea of material cost.

Then I did a kitchen because that was part of the project.

I thought I made the shelves 8 feet tall and used the same measurements for the height of the kitchen.

I figured it would be neat to see them together because after all the book cases are the back of the new kitchen but when I brought the two drawings into one screen in sketch up the book shelves are 5 feet tall and not the 8 feet I thought I mad them?

Is there a way to expand a “group” or “component” so I can fit them together to see what it looks like?

I don’t know of any way to put the images here for sketch up or I would.

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 02:15 AM

You can use the scale tool to resize your model or parts of your model , however you should probably do a complete check of all your dimensions with the tape measure tool or using the the dimension feature to determine exactly how you need to scale your model and if you need to reposition parts in the model due to the height error.

Scale tool introduction

Use the Scale tool to resize and stretch portions of geometry relative to other entities in your model. Activate the Scale tool from the Modification Toolbar, the Tool Palette or the Tools menu.

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 08:07 AM

Thanks I see what to do now.

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 06:33 PM

Hi Dave thanks for the information I kind of figured that out after playing with it LOL. I played around with it and got it some what near what I wanted, tale a look
I am going to have to adjust the cabinets because I did not plan for 36” behind the cabinets for a walk way going out the back door so now I think I have to eliminate that type corner cabinet. I only have 113” from the fridge wall to the back door and that only leaves me with 77” total and the return part can be 7 feet. I have 9 feet directly across from the fridge as well.
Got any good slat boat plans?

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