Correct Points and Entity Hurdle


#1

I’m new to SketchUp obviously. I cannot believe how cumbersome this program is! Autodesk’s Architecture/Desktop is so easy but I no longer have it. I’ve made an entity. (Cannot believe that I have to “redraw” by tracing over my cad file. So the points clicked on the wrong spot. I can Push/Pull it up but I want to correct the correct that is wrong. How is this done? Also, my cadfile is level, all points are z=0. And lines are closed polygons. I traced over a section and it is not creating an shaded entity. What are main reasons for this?

Hope that someone can get me past these two hurdles!
Thanks!!


#2

It looks as if you are tracing edges that are inside a group, your imported cad model.
Double click on the group to open it. Now trace just one edge to get SketchUp to create a face for the closed loop(s) the edge belongs to. Click outside the group to close it.
Read about groups and components and how to create and edit them.


#3

Thank you muchly!! :slight_smile: I will look into this tonight. I expected the basics to be more easy. Looking forward.

Thanks again.


#4

Hm… I should say that I’m starting with SketchUp’s free version. Also, my cadfile came in as one solid unit. Touching it makes it all light up blue. I tried to double-click on a portion as you described and then about half of it lights up blue. Is it possible to upload the file here?


#5

Well, I’m having some luck through trying and retrying just by tracing and push/pulling. What a tedious process… but it IS free. Will try to complete it.