I am trying to resize some door, window, and cabinet objects in Sketchup Go. (They are all home-brew, not downloaded from the Warehouse.)
Using the resize tool (“S”) will not work, because it resizes everything, including stiles, rails, and frame pieces in the door or window. If I need to reduce the width of a door by 4 inches, I don’t want stiles, rails, trim, attached hardware, etc. to get laterally compressed. I really want to just take a slice out of the middle of the door without affecting its edges.
All I have figured out so far is to make sure the objects are solid (not always easy), insert a “cutter” (3D rectangle, to be solid) into the object to be adjusted, subtract the cutter and the contained chunk of object, explode the object so I can move the two halves independently, slide them back together, and hope that the result will give me a solid group in case I need to do more chopping.
It gets even more complicated when I need to widen an object – do this cutting operation on two or more copies of the object, so I can Frankenstein the two edge portions of one onto the center portion of the other.
I’m hoping there is an easier way to do this – basically excising part of the middle of an object without affecting the edges. It would be nice to be able to use 2D rectangles as cutters, but I haven’t found a way to do that.
Can anyone send me a link to a video or other instructions on how to accomplish this in a less chancy and cumbersome way? Keep in mind that I’m using SU Go, so no access to extensions or plugins.