Originally Posted by mikieson
I do what it looks like I should do and it never works. I actually think Ive used that program a while back and never could get it working.
You make a line..with the ruler and its never there? Where did it go? I just want a nice solid line "x" inches long...Thats it..lol..
Word of advice if you're having problems like this (besides watching the videos, etc.) is to immediately change your orientation; Camera---Standard Views---Top. Sketchup is primarily for 3D modeling, so drafting in all 3 dimensions can be very confusing for the uninitiated. With the 'Top' view you're looking at everything as you would in a floor plan, and this should help you at least start to draw within the X & Y dimensions without Z screwing things up.
EDIT: Not to be confused with 'Dimension X' referenced in another thread...