I’m modeling a cabinet for my daughter that she’ll use as a litter box for her cat. She found one on Wayfair, but it’s too expensive for her and I thought it’d be a fun woodworking project for me.
I started modeling it and my first component is the bottom rail of one of the shaker doors. I drew a rectangle and then used push/pull to cut the groove for the plywood face of the door and create the tenon on each end. While modeling it, I’m running into some situations that I’ve had before, so I want to see if there is an easier way to do something and/or why Sketchup behaves like it does.
Is there a way to tell Sketchup to just create a blank model instead of putting the man or woman at the origin? I know it’s not a big deal to just delete it, but if I’m doing that on every model, why even have it?
When drawing a rectangle, can I select what axis to draw the rectangle along? When I start a new model, the first thing I do is draw a rectangle, but it always draws it along the green axis.
Is there a shortcut for centering the view of the model on a specific spot? As I build the model I inevitable end up with the model in the corner or mostly out of the visible window. Then I spend a few seconds zooming in and out until the model is back in the center of the window.
Sometimes when I do a push of an area all the way to the end of the component, I end up with what looks like a paper-thin plane the size of the area I was pushing. Hopefully, that makes sense, but in case it doesn’t, I’ve included a screen shot.
Thanks in advance for any help.