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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner

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Lesson 10. Dimensioning, Drawing Angles, and Getting Cross Sections of Models

In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at three important SketchUp tools—the Dimensioning tool, the Protractor tool, and the Sectioning tool.

The Dimensioning tool lets you display dimensions in your model, as you can see in Figure 10.1.

Figure 10.1. Displaying dimensions.

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The Dimensioning tool is a great one when you’re creating plans of any sort, such as architectural plans, and need to indicate distances.

The Protractor tool lets you do for angles what the Tape Measure tool (see Lesson 9, “X-Raying Objects, Creating Guides and Offsets”) lets you do for straight ...

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