It seems that almost every time i draw a closed figure [rectangle, circle, triangle…] the figure’s interior is turned into a solid plane.
can i turn this feature off? can i turn it off and on?
when i, for example, draw a line so it intersects another line, these two lines become four.
is it possible to turn off this feature? i would like to not have lines or planes divided when they intersect.
the push/pull command works great for turning a plane into a 3-D form, but is there a command where i can push/pull a line? in other words, is it possible to extend or curtail the length of a line?
Hello I had the same problem, the quick fix is to select the middle of the square (or whatever) then right click then select erase then paint the square white ( or the colour of your choice). Trust this works for you, I have been having problems with SketchUp since I installed Windows10 & with Skype. The pan tool is not working.
faces are created automatically for closed planar edges loop. You can delete the face afterwards.
No, you can separte them in different groups/components to prevent the intersection
direct: with plugins (e.G. Extrude tools from TIG)
Edit: after reading @Gully_Foyle answer, I think I misinterpreted the part with “push pull a line”, so many possible directions
With nothing selected, pick the Move tool, and hover it over an endpoint you’d like to move (to lengthen or shorten an edge). You’ll see a green dot and the tooltop Endpoint when you’re over the endpoint. Click the endpoint and move it to a new location. Click again to end the operation. Naturally, you can use inferencing to extend the edge along an axis or along its own vector.
FWIW, @Cotty, I’m extremely impressed by the command you and some of our other non-native English speaking regulars have over the English language. You speak and interpret English better than most native speakers I encounter.
Hello, there is a plug-in in the Extension Warehouse that will take care of question number 2. Eneroth Edge Break toggle it is called and is ~ free ~ by Eneroth3. It works on edges and all closed loop faces… should be what you need…Peace…
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thanks for your reply.
I am operating off of a Mac platform. your algorithm doesn’t seem to function on Mac.
Me or alpine29 ??? not sure who you mean…
1: you can switch between surface and wireframe mode easily
2: making groups of geometry, isolates it from further geometry
3: as others have indicated, ‘Move Tool’ can extend lines…
btw: I’m on a mac as well, but all these things work for both platforms…
thanks very much for intro ducting me to this most helpful setting.
There is at least one plugin which extrudes a selected line/polyline - Projections. The button is called ‘Extrude lines along vector’.
In my experience, this tool is the best method for generating face with line.
Extrude line tool
Thumbs up for @TIG and Didier Bur
I even assigned a shortcut to use this tool.
As I use it all the time when creating complex geometry
My own Extrusion toolset:
contains two related tools:
EEbyVector which takes selected edges and extrudes them into a face along a picked vector [or vectors]
EEbyVectorToObject which is similar but if you extrude ‘through’ another object or objects [i.e. faces etc] then the newly extruded faces are trimmed to the object that it intersects…