I’ve created a super detailed to-scale model of my house as part of a neighborhood 3D master plan I’m working on with our community development group using SketchUp Pro 2018. This was my first super detailed model and I likely did every step of the modeling inefficiently (for example, I literally hand drew every one of the bricks, which took DAYS).
The model is nearly complete and I’m working on cleaning it up to export in STL to 3D print.
I’ve found a problem where the window on the left side of the house closest to the back is somehow inseparable from the face/wall/morter between the brick. I can’t select and deleted the layer covering the window without deleting all of the space between the bricks too - see screenshots below.
I spent about 4 hours last night doing everything I could think of to fix this. I tried redrawing the outline of the window, redrawing the curved top of the window (and now somehow I can’t get it to match the other windows), I tried redrawing all of the bricks directly around the window, etc. etc. etc).
Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong here?
Ultimately I am trying to prepare the model for 3D printing in accordance with this guide: https://i.materialise.com/blog/3d-printing-with-sketchup/
I believe that this window layer problem is a problem for the outer shell function. That said, I think it is a problem for the model whether it’s being 3D printed or not.
I’m attaching the model itself in case anyone wants to mess around with it here:
(I can’t see if the file uploaded in the preview - might be too big, so I’m uploading it via drive at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17hUcINNnSvUfavR3z69Y5O9YY_g90lDb/view?usp=sharing )
Would love some guidance here and please feel free to share some 3D printing tips if you have any. I’m attempting to print via the New Matter MOD-t 3D printer (https://newmatter.com/mod-t/).