How Do You Make a Dashed Line in SketchUp?

Have you ever wondered how to create a dashed line in SketchUp? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a dashed line in SketchUp. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the Line Tool

To begin, select the Line tool from the toolbar. You can find it on the left-hand side of your SketchUp interface. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key ‘L’ on your keyboard to select the Line tool.

Step 2: Draw a Line

Next, click on any point in your SketchUp workspace to start drawing a line. Then, move your cursor to determine the length of the line and click again to finish drawing it.

Step 3: Accessing Entity Info

After drawing the line, right-click on it and select ‘Entity Info’ from the context menu that appears. Alternatively, you can press ‘Ctrl + I’ on your keyboard to access Entity Info.

Step 4: Changing Line Style

In the Entity Info window, locate the ‘Style’ option and click on it. A drop-down menu will appear with various line styles.

  • Solid: This is the default line style.
  • Dashed: Select this option to create a dashed line.
  • Dotted: Choose this option if you want a dotted line instead of a dashed one.

In our case, since we want to create a dashed line, we will select the ‘Dashed’ style from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Adjusting Dashed Line Parameters

Now that you’ve changed the line style to ‘Dashed’, you can further customize the appearance of the dashed line by adjusting its parameters. These parameters include:

  • Segments: This controls the length of each dash in the dashed line. You can increase or decrease this value to make the dashes longer or shorter.
  • Spacing: This determines the gap between each dash in the dashed line. Adjusting this value will make the gaps wider or narrower.

Play around with these parameters until you achieve your desired dashed line style.

Step 6: Apply Changes

Once you are satisfied with your dashed line style, click outside of the Entity Info window to apply the changes. Voila! You have successfully created a dashed line in SketchUp!

Troubleshooting Tips:

If you encounter any issues while creating a dashed line, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  1. Make sure you have selected the line: Sometimes, if you don’t select the line before accessing Entity Info, the changes won’t be applied. Make sure to right-click on your drawn line before proceeding.
  2. Check your SketchUp version: The process of creating a dashed line may vary slightly depending on your SketchUp version. Ensure that you’re using an updated version of SketchUp.

Congratulations! You now know how to create a dashed line in SketchUp. Feel free to experiment with different styles and parameters to add more visual interest to your designs!