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Google sketchup hints

  1. If updating gets slow, go to View and turn off 'section planes' and 'section cuts'
  2. For the tape measure tool hitting 'option' (on Mac) will allow you to add guides
  3. Measuring from a guide line results in a infinite guide line parallel to the starting guideline, measuring from a component point results in a finite guideline in the direction chosen
  4. Panning and rotating with any tool active slows things down - it could be that sketchup is doing a lot of computations with tools active. When I need to pan, I just switch to the pan/zoom/rotate tool.
  5. Drawing plane depends on where the horizon is. If Horizon is high ('ground' fills 2/3 or more of the screen) drawing happens on the horizontal plane. If the horizon is low ('sky' fills most of screen) drawing will happen on the vertical plane

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