I’ve been using Sketchup for 3 years to draw 2D and 3D landscape designs for clients. The issue I have is in “closing” 2D shapes. This problem typically starts after I draw in curves to represent walls, patios, or beds but will then include straight edged shapes as well. I think the first instinct would be to assume I am no longer on a 2D plane but that is not the case. Sometimes simply deleting a line and re-drawing it will close the shape, but I feel like I end up re-drawing the entire thing multiple times line by line just to get the shape to close (so I could add a pattern or texture to that specific area).
kreider_project.design_2.21.22.skp (2.3 MB)
Hopefully it is clear where the darker lines are indicating an open shape. I will test these areas by drawing a line through them to see where it closes and or stays open. In the past, it meant that I had a line inside the shape or some other user error, but it in the last year I find that if I delete and re-draw it closes. My assumption is there is something I’m missing that is key to understanding what is happening and why. That is where I need your help. Thanks.