Attached are 2 animated GIFs. The first shows how I drew a window system. The second one shows how the face of the hexagon was selected, the window system was toggled to invisible, the outline of the window hole was drawn and the window hole would not push out.
You have multiple faces on top of each other. My suggestion is to start over after viewing
SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series and Level UP series. They cover the basics for each tool.
After looking at the file, I am not really sure what you are trying to do. I would echo @RLGL and say it is time to take a break from trying to teach yourself through trial and error and go through the Fundamentals course on learn.sketchup.com. You have a few tools under your belt, but you need to spend some focused time on understanding the basics of how SketchUp works. Specifically, pay attention to how grouping and inferencing works. Looking at this, like the last few versions of this model you posted, I believe that you still striggle with how these features work. With inferencing there would be no need for all those reference lines. With a proper understanding of grouping, you would not have so many struggles with context.
None of this is meant to discourage! Just trying to point you in the right direction.
Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. I’m trying to do what you suggested. However, I’m stuck on the Outliner panel. I’m hoping you can help me out.
I’ve created components with names similar to the ones you have. What I want to do is create a new group called Front Face. Indented below that I would like to list Front Hexagon, Top Beam & Bottom Beam.
As you can see from the attached animated GIF, I am unable to change the order of any of the components. I also do not know how to create the new group I want.
I’ve been searching the internet for answers for well over an hour. Please be so kind as to help me out.
Follow this short tutorial… several times if possible and try to understand the differences between raw geometry (edges and faces) - groups/components - tags. Avoid using Outliner for now, until you manage to understand the above differences.
Use groups (or components), tags and the Color by Tag setting to make your work and learning process easier.
Try to build each constructive element - walls, windows, frames, glass, etc. one at a time and only after you build one correctly and group it (either you make it a group or a component), move on to the next one.
eg: If you made a wall and you know that it must also contain a window, then make that hole. Only after that you move on and create the window frame, group it, and then continue with its other elements - frame, glass, etc.
Sketchup is even showing you the issue in your gif. When you swing around to the back you can see the thick profile lines that are telling you they are edges that are not part of the the face, they are the edges of the hole you have created. But the slightly grayed out hexagonal face is covering the hole but in a different context, it is outside the group that you are editing.
I’ll say it once again, until you grasp the concept of editing in context you will not proceed.