How Do I Change Dimensions to Inches in SketchUp Layout?

In SketchUp Layout, you can change the dimensions to inches to ensure accurate measurements and a better understanding of your project. Follow the steps below to change the dimensions to inches:

Step 1: Open SketchUp Layout

If you haven’t already, open SketchUp Layout by clicking on the program icon or searching for it in your computer’s applications.

Step 2: Open the Document Setup

In SketchUp Layout, go to the “File” menu and select “Document Setup.” This will open a window with various settings for your document.

Step 3: Select the “Units” Tab

Within the Document Setup window, click on the “Units” tab. This tab allows you to modify the unit of measurement used in your document.

Step 4: Change Units to Inches

To change the dimensions to inches, select “Inches” from the drop-down menu next to “Length.” This will update all measurements in your SketchUp Layout document to inches.


Keep in mind that changing units will affect all dimensions throughout your document. Make sure you have selected the correct unit of measurement before proceeding.

Step 5: Apply and Close

Once you have selected “Inches,” click on the “Apply” button at the bottom right corner of the Document Setup window. This will apply your changes and close the window.

Step 6: Verify Dimension Units

To confirm that your dimensions are now displayed in inches, navigate through your SketchUp Layout document and check various measurements. They should now be shown in inches instead of any previous unit.

  • Tip: You can also change the units to other measurements, such as millimeters or feet, using the same method described above. Simply select the desired unit from the drop-down menu in the “Units” tab of the Document Setup window.

Changing dimensions to inches in SketchUp Layout is an essential step for accuracy and consistency in your projects. By following these simple steps, you can seamlessly switch between different units of measurement based on your preferences and project requirements.