HELP I can't select a face

I’m trying to select a face on a simple rectangle and no matter what I do It won’t work. What could be wrong?

Usually there is no face to select. But we can only guess without at the very least a screen shot, but better still your actual model to look at.

Hard to know, have you restarted the program? If it doesn’t work, please share the file so we can have a look at it and see what could be wrong.

I rebooted and it seems to be OK now. I have another question though that you may be able to help me with. I drew a half circle and then pulled it out. Then I tried to do some other things and ended up with a “hole” in the side (missing some segments so that when I used orbit, I could see inside the half circle) I tried everything to close up the hole and replace the segments to no avail.
Any sugestions?

I’ll have to see the model to know what could be going on and how to fix it. Have you made any Boolean operation? Sometimes sketchup deletes random faces after making a Boolean operation.

If you use orbit to view the sides of the half section, you will see a place where you can see inside it. I can’t see a way to make it solid.

This method of sharing the file is not enough, there is no scale for instance. What is the size of the geometry we are looking at? It’s possible the faces are just too small to form, there is a lower limit. We need to see the .skp file, download it to your computer then drop it into a responce window

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It is 10" in length altogether. The half disk is 2" along the straight side. I’ll see if I can work out the file you want.

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Ok, that’s not so small and should not trigger the tiny face problem. Perhaps it’s a context issue? Or your geometry is out of square so those are not single planes missing. We will need to see the file to diagnose.

heightsetter5.skp (101 KB)

Stitch the edges together by joining the vertices.
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I can draw the lines but as soon as I erase them it goes back to the original see through. I am using the free web version. Could that make a difference?

Don’t erase them. They are required to support the faces. If you don’t want to see them, soften them. Get the Eraser tool, tap Ctrl to switch to Soften/Smooth and then click on the edges. Box shows those edges being softened. Look closely at the cursor when he runs it over the edges.

No. Not at all.

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