Can't unhide hidden geometry


#1

I downloaded this minibar from 3D warehouse, I really like it but it’s missing that curved part as you can see on the pics. The contours appear when I turn on hidden geometry, but that’s it, the faces doesn’t show up. :frowning:

How can I fix this?




#2

Maybe you can share the file so we can get a better look?

Is the elbow in a group or component? Maybe you need to edit it and then unhide the hidden entities.


#3

FRIGOBAR BASTEMP.skp (1.8 MB)


#4

Well, the faces in the elbow areas don’t exist. After unhiding the hidden geometry there’s only the mesh you found.

I suppose you could repair this but it would be faster to redraw the racks entirely and use components for the wires instead of making the geometry a single, inefficient group.


#5

Redrew the racks efficiently. I didn’t do anything else to the model but it could use a bunch of improvement. Even so, I reduced the file size by about 60%.
FRIGOBAR BASTEMP.skp (614.8 KB)


#7

How did you do it?
Also, do you know of a good tutorial for modeling in skp?


#8

I used Follow Me to draw the bent wire and made it a component and then a simple long cylinder for the front and back wires.

As far as good tutorials, start here:
https://www.sketchup.com/learn

Big red button smack in the middle of the screen.


#9

I actually tried the follow me method, but it’s not working for me. If it’s not to ask much, could you give me details on how you did it?



#10

First, you only need a circle at one end. Draw the entire length of the wire with the radius at the corner. Then, to avoid an issue with tiny faces, use the Dave Method.


#11

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