Cannot create a hole in imported object (collada) in Sketchup Make


#1

Hi all,

I keep encountering this problem in Sketch Up Make.

  1. My 3D design program have pre-defined library items such as cabinet doors and furniture etc.

    I need to export them to Sketch up Make (free version, not Sketch Up Pro) in order to modify them.

    So I exported them as Collada file format.

  2. Once I’m in Sketch up make, I imported these items as Collada file (I selected ‘Merge Coplanar faces’) and draw circle or rectangle shapes onto them.

    Then I tried using push/pull tool on these circles or rectangles to create holes into the imported objects.

    But I kept getting a protrusion of the circles or rectangles into these imported objects.

    Please see screen shots.
    Cabinet door.zip (234.9 KB)

Can anyone please help me?

I even tried “select all” and then click "Intersect faces’ and ‘with model’ or ‘with selection’ and then erase the circle or rectangle but it still does not work.

Thanks,
Eric


#2

The door is a component, so you need to open the component for editing before you can cut a hole in it.


#3

Hi Box,

Thank you so much. I followed your advice and it worked.

Thanks again for your help.

Eric


#4

Just curious. How do you use these components that you are swapping between programs? What do you do with them in SketchUp?


#5

Hi Dave,

Not sure if I understood your question but I will reply to you anyway based on my understanding.

Question: How do you use these components that you are swapping between programs?
I’m a kitchen designer using a 3D design software preloaded with a vast library of catalogue items. Sometimes, I have clients wanting to have customised doors so I have to modify them in Sketchup. I can’t do this in my software program.

Once I modify them successfully in Sketchup, I export them back and import into my software.

Q:What do you do with them in SketchUp?
As mentioned above, I use the basic tools to cut holes or make minor tweaks to cabinet doors.


#6

I think you answered my questions just fine. Thanks.

You need to be using SketchUp Pro, not Make as your profile indicates you are.


#7

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