Can You Edit Measurements in SketchUp?

Can You Edit Measurements in SketchUp?

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software that allows you to create and modify designs with ease. One of the key features of SketchUp is its ability to edit measurements accurately. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can edit measurements in SketchUp and make precise adjustments to your models.

Editing Measurements in SketchUp

If you want to change the size or dimensions of an object in SketchUp, you can do so by using the Tape Measure tool and the Move tool. Here’s how:

Step 1: Select the Tape Measure Tool

To begin editing measurements, select the Tape Measure tool from the toolbar. The Tape Measure tool looks like a measuring tape icon.

Step 2: Measure an Object

Click on a reference point on the object where you want to start your measurement. Then, move your cursor to another point on the object and click again. SketchUp will display a temporary dimension showing the distance between these two points.

Step 3: Enter New Measurements

If you want to change the existing measurements, simply double-click on the temporary dimension displayed by SketchUp. A dialog box will appear where you can enter new values for length, width, or height.

If you don’t see a temporary dimension, make sure that ‘Length Snapping’ is turned on. You can enable it from the ‘Window’ menu by selecting ‘Model Info’ and then ‘Units’. In the Units dialog box, check the ‘Length Snapping’ option.

Step 4: Use the Move Tool

The Move tool allows you to resize or move objects precisely. Here’s how to use it:

1. Select the Move tool from the toolbar.

It looks like a four-sided arrow icon.

2. Click on the object you want to resize or move.

3. Drag the object to a new position or click on one of the edges and enter a new measurement to resize it.

Editing Measurements of Multiple Objects

If you have multiple objects in your SketchUp model and want to edit their measurements collectively, you can use groups or components. Here’s how:

Step 1: Create Groups or Components

Select the objects you want to edit together and right-click on them. From the context menu, choose ‘Make Group’ or ‘Make Component’. This will create a group or component that contains all the selected objects.

Step 2: Edit Measurements

To edit measurements of multiple objects simultaneously:

  • Select the group or component that contains the objects.
  • Use the Tape Measure tool and Move tool as described earlier to modify measurements.


Editing measurements in SketchUp is an essential skill for creating accurate and precise 3D models. By using the Tape Measure tool and Move tool, you can easily adjust dimensions to meet your design requirements. Additionally, grouping or creating components allows for efficient editing of multiple objects simultaneously.


  • Double-click on temporary dimensions to enter new measurements.
  • Enable ‘Length Snapping’ if temporary dimensions are not visible.
  • Create groups or components for editing measurements of multiple objects together.

With these techniques, you can confidently edit measurements in SketchUp and create stunning 3D designs that are precisely scaled.