0:07 I want to move this group to leave exactly 10 feet between the platforms and be sure this group is lined up with the other platforms.
0:18 Again, if you’ve been using metric, something close to 10 feet, say 3 meters will work fine.
0:26 Let’s establish the 10 foot distance first, to show some options with the Tape Measure tool.
0:33 I might try pulling a guideline 10 feet away from this edge as a reference to snap to.
0:41 Then I start moving our group by the front edge I want to snap to that 10 foot guide.
0:47 It’s not working though. I’m not getting an inference to the guide.
0:53 I could hit ESC and try again, perhaps from the front edge of the pillar.
0:58 Maybe this point will snap to that guideline.
1:01 No, this edge isn’t working either.
1:06 There are a few ways we could make this work.
1:10 We pulled the guideline from this edge, which created a guide that was above the platform that we are moving.
1:18 Remember that we copied this first platform. If we had pulled a guide from here, it would be level with the platform we are moving and we actually could snap to it.
1:32 However, we are looking for 10 feet between these two platforms that are not level. There are several ways to make this work.
1:42 Using our initial guide, if we simply draw a temporary line on the guide, it provides actual geometry to snap to.
1:57 We could also pull out a 2nd guide from the edge of the pillar at 10 feet which creates an intersection point that we could snap to.
2:17 Other options are to draw a temporary line from one platform edge at 10 feet long and snap to that endpoint.
2:34 Or remember that the Tape Measure tool can draw from endpoints which creates a guide with an endpoint to snap to.
2:53 One final method is to move the entire group back toward the first platform, lock it in the green direction and reference a mid point or end point to line it up exactly.
3:06 Now we can move that group back exactly 10 feet and we have our distance.
3:14 As usual, there are multiple ways to accomplish the same task, so it’s useful just to know various options.
3:26 Lining up the back edge is easy.
3:29 I can start moving the group from the edge I want to line up, lock it in the red direction and reference an end point or mid-point on our main playground.
3:41 With our group properly positioned, we can explode our temporary group, back to its separate components.
3:48 Then move this platform, lock it in the blue direction so it is at the same height of the adjacent platform.
3:58 We have all the platforms in place to continue building the rest of our playground.
4:03 As a final challenge, extend this copied platform and roof by 4 feet, practicing the methods we’ve done before.
4:11 Just remember to make unique components of the roof and platform before editing them.
4:19 Knowing the distance makes this fairly easy to move the pillars and geometry exactly 4 feet, and they all line up perfectly.
4:40 Finally, we'll adjust the roof cross members based on this new length.
0:00 - Extend the roofs and platform by 4 feet and adjust the new roof as needed.