How do I orient North in SketchUp?

Use the Solar North tools to set true north in relation to the model.

How do I change to North in SketchUp?

The Solar North option is available only in SketchUp Pro. The Solar North menu displays and adjusts the direction of north in the model. Adjusting Solar North alters the direction of cast shadows. To find Solar North, select View ⇒ Toolbars ⇒ Solar North.



Solar North

  1. Toggle North Arrow.
  2. Set North Tool.
  3. Enter North Angle.

What direction is north in SketchUp?

In SketchUp, the True North is located along the green axis. An easy way to remember it is to go in ‘Plan View’ and see that the the green axis is pointing up towards the True North.

How do I orient view in SketchUp?

Select the Orbit tool ( ) or press the O key. Click anywhere in the drawing area. Move your cursor in any direction to rotate around the center of the drawing area.

Is there a compass on SketchUp?

Bear in mind direction in SketchUp is True (geographic) direction not Compass (magnetic) direction. In most locations the two differ.

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