Couple of tips I wanted to share with everyone who might not know about this.
I'm sure many of you know about the "entity info" tab on Sketchup. What I'm going to show you is a couple of ways you can use it to accrately calculate the internal volume of your box overall, and figure out how much airspace is displaced by bracing.
I've found it especially useful in finding the volume of oddly shaped enclosures and curvy bracing. The less math you have to do, the better, right?
So for starters, you're going to need your completed enclosure (minus the top) in a group. I find it easier to group each piece of the box individually as i'm designing, but more on that later.
Select your entire enclosure, right click on it, then click on "make group". Should look something like this:
Next, draw an outline of the inside of your enclosure from the top (or bottom), Like this:
Then, use the push/pull tool to bring it down. Make sure you fill all the crevices. After you've done that, triple click the shape you just made, right click, select "make group".
After that, go to Window> Model info and you should come to a screen like this. Click on units, then click the drop down menu pictured, and select engineering
. Then close that window.
Right click on the shape you just made and select entity info.
This window should pop up somewhere on your screen giving you all the stats about the shape you just made, INCLUDING the volume in cubic feet.
Then you can do the same thing to your bracing (so long as it's in a group/component)
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