I have just installed Sketchup and have run into a problem right away.
Of course, once i get past the first problematic hurdle, i will quickly discover the next problem.
I have watched the instructionals on the sketchup website and Google and have been doing al sorts of crazy things.
pushing, pulling, tipping, slipping, sliding (Oh, the slipping and sliding relates to Festool problems) and so on. I can draw pretty pictures and so long as i go with the canned dimensioning system, i can struggle thru many problems i cannot even come close to solving with my older programs (they are close to obsolete and if I upgrade my computer, they will be lost forever)
my problem seems to be scaling.
I have read the directions several times (before breakfast > and that is early for most of you) mid day and even after my evening wine (small glass>>>please) I just cannot get it into my thick skull how to set scale. I can draw my pics and go along with Sketchup and some ungodly fantastic dimensioning. I could do it fine if i keep my spreadsheet open to figure 12" = 39.01329876" (or whatever) and work all out proportionally.
But how can I set scale so my lines come out 1/4"=12" (i did find woodworking in inches and found the scale tool.) I read all i could but I will be 39-1/2 before i figure it out. (I'd say "Old and gray", but I'm young and gray >>>prematurely)
H---E---L---P!!! (in a language I can understand. i admit, the online directions are as close to understandable as any electronic prompting I have tried to decipher, but I just don't fathom completely)
Tinker (hey, i could tell you a way to keep racoons away from your corn, but computer stuff UGH! I get lost)