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post #1 of 8 Old 11-01-2009, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I would start a thread for sharing tips about using SU. Recently I was thinking how great it would be if SU had a zoom function similar to my TurboCad program because I had used TC so much that I kept trying to use the sekes when using SU. Of course it didn't work because...I hadn't redefind the key sekes to use in SU.

One seke I really missed in SU that I used in TC was zooming by window. I use that alot. I found SU cumbersome in zooming out to extents then using the mouse to zoom in. A real slow pita.

So I thought surely the SU community felt the same and had a solution. Well low and behold...I looked up the key shortcuts in the SU system preferences and there is a list of all the various functions and the assigned default shortcuts. You can view the shortcut in the assigned window on the right...or you can select new short cuts for unassigned functions ..or if you wish to change them from the defaults.

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As indicated in the image...I found that zoom to window was already available and had a shortcut of control/shift/W ...or you can hit the Z key and the mouse zoom tool pops up...right click and select zoom to window in the popup menu.

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Here is very informative link for dimensioning tools and work flow.

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/200...hup.html#links
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"use the sekes when using SU. Of course it didn't work because...I hadn't redefind the key sekes to use in SU.

One seke I really missed in SU "

What is a "seke?"

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SEKE= Single Entry Keyboard Equivalents

aka keyboard shortcuts
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-02-2009, 10:25 AM
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I use the "Follow Me", "Offset", and "Dimensioning" tools a lot. I programed the F, O, and D keys to activate those tools.

This sounds almost too elementary, but a lot of people don't realize you can keep on tightening in with the Zoom window, tighter and tighter.

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I find it saves a lot of time to have the "VIEWS" toolbar active, and navigate with that. (It's also a great help when I manage to get myself lost "inside" a wall.)
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http://sketchup.google.com/support/b...&answer=116693

there is a link to a reference card .pdf you can print out.
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Here is very informative link for dimensioning tools and work flow.

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/200...hup.html#links
Thanks and nice Video for dimensioning in SketchUp, helped alot!!!!!

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