# Your question: How do you define measurements in SketchUp?

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## How do you set measurements in SketchUp?

You can change the measurement units in SketchUp by going to Window > Model Info > Units. Choose a preset like Architectural, Engineering, or Fractional. Or if you want to customize your units, choose Decimal to pick any metric or imperial unit for length, area, and volume.

## What are the measurements in SketchUp?

Model space is 3D space.

When you use the Linear Dimension tool to mark a length within a SketchUp model entity, the dimension text reflects the length in the SketchUp model. For example, in the preceding figure, one linear dimension marks the length of 23 feet, 2 inches, even though the paper is only 11 inches wide.

## How do you type inches in SketchUp?

If inches are your default unit of measurement, just type 14 into the Measurements box and press Enter — SketchUp assumes that you mean 14 inches. If you want to draw something 14 feet long, type 14′, just to let SketchUp know that you mean feet instead of inches.

## How do you work out the area size?

To work out the area of a square or rectangle, multiply its height by its width. If the height and width are in cm, the area is shown in cm². If the height and width are in m, the area is shown in m². A square with sides of 5 m has an area of 25 m², because 5 × 5 = 25.

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## How do you calculate inches into square feet?

To convert a square inch measurement to a square foot measurement, divide the area by the conversion ratio. The area in square feet is equal to the square inches divided by 144.

## How do you convert feet to inches?

To convert a foot measurement to an inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. The length in inches is equal to the feet multiplied by 12.

## How do you change the units of measurement in layout?

To change the document units, follow these steps:

1. From the Format drop-down list, select Fractional or Decimal. …
2. Select a unit of measurement, such as inches, feet, or meters, from the second Format drop-down list.
3. From the Precision drop-down list, select how precise you want the units to be.