Driving Dimensions is a plug-in for Google SketchUp that allows you to make parametric changes of any 3D model in very simple and intuitive way. With Driving Dimensions plug-in you can change any dimension (length, distance, radius, angle) in your SketchUp model in just one click. All driving dimensions set in your model are satisfied simultaneously (when you set up a new dimension, all previous dimensions are also satisfied). Parametric design has never been so easy even for beginners!
What is the difference between Driving Dimensions and Dynamic Components available with SketchUp Pro?
SketchUp Pro users can create their own Dynamic Components that can be used to control models parametrically – as well as Driving Dimensions. However, there are several important advantages for Driving Dimensions users:
• Driving Dimensions works with both Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp Pro
• Dynamic Components can only be controlled by modifying the bounding box for the component (measured along coordinate axes), while Driving Dimensions allows you to set any number of desired lengths, distances, radii or angles
• Driving Dimensions requires no specialist knowledge to use in your models – just use them as built-in SketchUp dimensions and edit their value to modify your model parametrically.
• Driving Dimensions can be used to add parameters to existing models (including ones created by other persons) – you don’t need to re-design the models, nor subdivide them into components