How Do I Show Angle Dimensions in SketchUp?

Have you ever wondered how to show angle dimensions in SketchUp? Angle dimensions are essential for accurately representing angles in your 3D models.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of displaying angle dimensions in SketchUp with the help of various tools and features. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the Angle Tool

To begin, select the Angle tool from the toolbar. You can find this tool by clicking on the Tools menu or by using the shortcut key ‘A’ on your keyboard.

Step 2: Measure an Angle

Next, click on three points in your model to measure an angle. The first two points will define one side of the angle, and the third point will represent the vertex of the angle. SketchUp will automatically calculate and display the angle between these two sides.


  • Snapping: To ensure accuracy, you can use SketchUp’s snapping feature by hovering over existing geometry or using guidelines.
  • Precision Input: If you want to input a specific value for an angle, type it directly into SketchUp’s Measurements box while using the Angle tool.

Step 3: Customize Angle Dimensions

You can customize how angle dimensions are displayed in your model by adjusting various settings in SketchUp. Here’s how:

a) Display Format:

SkechUp allows you to choose between two display formats – degrees or radians. To switch between these options, follow these steps:

  1. Select Window from the menu bar.
  2. Go to Model Info.
  3. In the sidebar, click on Units.
  4. Under the Format section, choose your preferred angle unit.

b) Style and Color:

You can also modify the style and color of angle dimensions to match your preferences or enhance visibility. Here’s how:

  1. Select the angle dimension you want to edit.
  2. Right-click on it and choose Entity Info.
  3. In the Entity Info dialog box, you can change the dimension’s style, color, font size, and other attributes.

By adjusting these settings, you can create angle dimensions that are visually appealing and easy to understand in your SketchUp models.

Step 4: Move and Rotate Angle Dimensions

If you need to reposition or rotate an angle dimension after creating it, SketchUp provides straightforward methods to do so. Here are two techniques:

a) Move:

To move an angle dimension:

  1. Select the dimension you want to move.
  2. Click on the move tool from the toolbar or use the shortcut key ‘M’.
  3. Drag the dimension to its new location in your model.

b) Rotate:

To rotate an angle dimension:

  1. Select the dimension you want to rotate.
  2. Click on the rotate tool from the toolbar or use the shortcut key ‘Q’.

  3. Click on the dimension’s rotation handle and drag it to the desired angle.

Using these techniques, you can easily adjust the position and orientation of angle dimensions as needed.

Step 5: Hide or Delete Angle Dimensions

If you want to hide or remove angle dimensions from your SketchUp model, follow these steps:

a) Hide:

  1. Select the dimension(s) you want to hide.
  2. Right-click on the selection and choose Hide.

b) Delete:

  1. Select the dimension(s) you want to delete.
  2. Press the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard or right-click on the selection and choose Erase.

Note: Hiding dimensions is reversible, while deleting them permanently removes them from your model. Be cautious when deleting dimensions.

Congratulations! You have now learned how to show angle dimensions in SketchUp.

By accurately representing angles in your models, you can enhance their realism and precision. Experiment with different styles, colors, and formats to create visually engaging designs!