I’ve been following this 8 minute video tutorial on Sketchup’s YouTube account, to create a 1mm pitch, 10mm length, thread, on a screw fastener. Do note that I’ve configured SketchUp to SAE fractions of 1/16", but manually entered 10mm to specify the height of cylinder (lifted circle from the base) and 2mm for the height of the initial ‘swirl’ (2 unique swirl objects).
Unfortunately when I get to the 6:08 mark, vertical lines appear on each of the 24 sides of the ‘lifted’ circle. This is where I specified 10mm. I’ve marked one of them with a green arrow:
Additionally, at 6:18 the instructor advises to explode all groups in the screw thread, i.e. the two swirls and the cylinder. Unfortunately when I do this, faces disappear. I’ve attached a video of this.
I’m able to insert individual faces with the rectangular tool, but this a two step process. Does one know of a more efficient way? The following video features a user using the line tool, to quickly generate a face.
Does anyone know what (presumably) keyboard shortcut they use?
Edit: In this case, it seems a simple left click on the other end of the respective face, fills up the face automatically. So no keyboard shortcut needed.
This is the .skp file I’ve been working with:
009_unwanted lines.skp (505.9 KB)