The Vertex Scale tool is used to scale a selection of vertices. This tool can create the effect of inflating or deflating areas of a mesh.

Launching the Tool

Click the 'Vertex Scale' icon from the Artisan toolbar or choose Tools->Artisan->Vertex Scale from the menu


  1. Launch the tool
  2. If a SketchUp selection is currently active, it will be transformed into a vertex selection. For example, if a face was selected before launching the tool, all vertices of that face will become selected when the Vertex Select tool is launched.
  3. If there is no SketchUp selection currently active, the last vertex selection in memory will be loaded.
  4. Click the first reference point to set the scale origin.
  5. Click the second reference point.
  6. Click the third reference point to complete the scaling operation
  7. Press ESCAPE to clear the selection. If there is no selection, hovering the mouse over an entity will select it.


  • Press TAB to toggle between hard and soft selection modes
  • Hold CTRL to scale about the selection center