Happy Friday everyone,
I have a question regarding the intersection of lines of two groups (and haven’t seen an answer in the forum that solves what I need exactly). I wonder if there is a way to make a surface (of no thickness) opaque or given visual priority so to speak so that the lines of a group touching it do no show through.
An example to clarify:
I have a cable tray sitting flush on top of a stone. The stone is 40 mm thick. Both are made as separate groups. The cable tray is solid and has a flat bottom and sides but an open top. In reality the aluminium faces are about 2 mm thick but I wanted to minimize the number of lines showing for top views so I am leaving each face without thickness. In reality you cannot see the stone below it of course but in Sketchup the lines of the stones are showing through the bottom of the cable tray because they are touching.
Is there any way to force the cable tray to appear solid and show nothing through it? The workarounds of making the cable tray surface thick, raising the cable tray a few mm so they aren’t touching, or manually hiding the required portion of the stones’ lines are possible but all cause other difficulties. Making the cable tray surface thick is probably the simplest of the three but the lines still show at some angles unless you make it thicker than a few mm. I’ve added some photos to illustrate my point (1-current view, 2-cable tray bottom made grey to show better, 3-desired outcome):
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!