Quick Answer: Which axis 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 you set True North in SketchUp?

Window > Model Info > Geo-location > Set Manual Location



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

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.

How do I change north to SketchUp 2020?

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.

How do you unlock the blue axis in SketchUp?

Or hold down the up arrow key to lock your move to the blue axis, the left arrow to lock your move to the green axis, or right arrow to lock the move to the red axis.

How do I add plugins to SketchUp?

Installing extensions manually in SketchUp

  1. In SketchUp, select Extensions > Extension Manager. …
  2. Click the Install Extension button.
  3. In the Open dialog box that appears, navigate to the . …
  4. When SketchUp warns you about installing only extensions from trusted sources, click Yes to proceed and install your extension.
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