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Forum topic by fredf posted 08-04-2009 03:21 AM 841 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2009 03:21 AM

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ok kind folks, I GIVE UP! is there any way to edit a rectangle after you draw it. ie draw a 2×2 rectangle. opps it should have been 2×3. I cant find any way to adjust after it is drawn. it would seem to be such a basic function of a program like this. it is very embarrassing cause I have been making a living with computers for the last 25 years. I usually pick up programs quickly.. sketchup is beyond me!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma


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#1 posted 08-04-2009 04:02 AM

Send a message to DaveR. He knows sketchup better than anyone I have met and is always willing to help.

http://lumberjocks.com/DaveR

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 05:32 AM

Thanks. I have used several differentl cad programs, and several drawing programs. For some reason sketchup defies my comprehension! it sees to have so much prospects, but every time I try to use it I end up fighting it :-(

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#3 posted 08-05-2009 03:59 AM

I have seen some pretty good demos, but still I get thrown by seemingly simple stuff.

example when moving the side of a rectangle OTHER stuff can be attached to it.

su hangs onto the mouse when you pop up the calculator and if you move the mouse you loose what you’ve put in.

su always wants to snap to a near by line. not always what I want it to do I was trying to create a curve out of segments, I drew a straight line between points as a reference – it kept capturing my line. I tried to freehand a curve past some points. The line jumps out and attaches to the points. is there a way to draw a curve through a series of points???

The list goes on and on. I would love to master the program. I thought the gimp had a learning curve :-/

—I’ll go to my room now . . . .

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#4 posted 08-05-2009 04:02 AM

thanks dave

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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