Hide interior edges in a section face?


#1

Is it possible to create a section face that doesn’t show interior geometry? In this example, I have two touching walls, each is a separate solid object. I would like the section face to give the appearance that the two walls are one object without the connecting edge (with red arrow), is this possible?


#2

You can hide the end of the right hand wall and draw a rectangle on the left hand wall to match the end of the right hand one and hide its face. But Section Fill won’t work.


#3

Hi Dave, thanks for your help. Perhaps there might be a plugin that has this feature?


#4

You could use TiG’s Add Section Cut Face and hide or delete unwanted edges. You can apply materials and colors to the faces, too.

It’s available from Sketchucation.


#5

If you match your section face color to the line color, then I imagine it’d become invisible. Another suggestion is to combine the solids, but I have a feeling you want separate groups… If so, then you could duplicate your file, then combine the solids (outer shell command for SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Free) for a section view export.


#6

You can try with Curic Section & Hidden plugins


#7

Or Eneroth Visual Merge, I believe?


#8

SketchUp’s native section fills doesn’t work for hidden faces. There has been a couple of threads on this topic and I’ve even met the product managers to discuss this behavior at the Basecamp. As this is a limitation in the way SketchUp finds what to fill, I don’t think extensions can do much about it.

That would have to be an extension like Skalp that has its own section fill feature, independent from the native one. I don’t know if Skalp actually supports this though.

the best recommendation I can make for now is to use a black section fill, and the cut line will not be seen.


#9

Wow, thank-you everyone, very helpful suggestions and few things for me to try.