Editing entities

I just finished drawing a floor plan to a house I hope to build soon but I realized I wanted 9 foot walls and not the 8 foot walls that I drew in the plans. How can I increase the height of the walls? Preferably, I would like to do all the walls at the same time if that is possible.

If the walls are thick and closed on top, use the Push/Pull Tool to pull the walls up an additional foot.

If they are not closed, use this procedure:

1 - Us a side view that allows you to select the edges forming the top of the walls.

2 - Select all the edges making the top of all the walls.

3 - Move the selection up, along the blue axis.

Hello Jean,
I will give this a try. I am pretty much a beginner Novice so it could take me a while… I’ll let you know how I make out.

If you shared the SketchUp model with us it would be much easier to give you exact answers to your questions. So much hinges on how you’ve built the model.

Floor Plans House Phillipines.skp (352.4 KB)
Here ya go Dave! I think I did that right. The Instructions Jean gave me worked for me as far as increasing my wall height. I’m still a beginner novice and have no clue as to what I am doing. Appreciate your help! I’m learning SketchUp in order to make designs and see them to completion on my CNC Router.Just wanted something to do in my retirement…

I guess it depends on what you need out of your model but keep in mind that faces in SketchUp have no thickness. Currently your model shows walls that are thinner than those in a cheap motel.


Most often the walls would be drawn to have thickness as they do in reality.

Do you have some intent to use this model with your CNC router?

Dave, You have a good point there. I’m not doing this on my CNC but I will be building this in the Philippines with my fiance.I guess my next question is going to be how to make the walls thicker. I didn’t add thickness because I wasn’t sure how thick they would be.I am not yet familiar with the Filipino building codes. Plus I am just Playing around trying to learn the SketchUp Program. This file is far from complete and I doubt it will reach a professional level, at least not while I am at this skill level.Thank you for your comments they are very helpful and provide me with valuable insight.

At this point I think I would start over with the floor plan. It’s easier to modify the thickness if needed than to correctly add the thickness to what you have. Outline the footprint of the building and give it some thickness with Push/Pull. Then draw out the walls on the floor. It should look something like this. Obviously I haven’t added all of your walls.

Then use Push/Pull to raise the walls.

Outline doors on the walls and use Push/Pull to push through to create the openings.


With the walls drawn as above, changing the height of them can be done easily with Push/Pull.

You would probably benefit from going through the SketchUp Fundamentals at learn.sketchup.com

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Thanks Dave,
You make it look so easy! I will do as you suggested and get back to you with my results. Thank you so much for taking the time to give me this instruction. It will go a long way into the future. I had been watching some videos early on when I started out with SketchUp in 2019, but in 2020 I ended up in a coma for two weeks and that caused me to forget a lot of things that I learned from the videos. So I am starting over.Thanks again for the help.

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